Cultural Competency

Doing Business in the UAE, Qatar, and Oman

By MTM LinguaSoft on June 18th, 2015

Dubai skyline from the water

  Get to know the regional culture beneath the glitz and ultramodern feel of cities such as Dubai and other cities in the Gulf region. These cities feel like Western metropolises, but they are Arabian cities where the rhythms of daily life are dictated by culture, religion and the challenges of the climate. Because of …Read More

Tokyo Prepares for Summer Olympics with Menu Translator

By MTM LinguaSoft on March 31st, 2015

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Bad English translations of foreign menus can provide hours of fun. Just google bad menu translations on Google Images for a guaranteed laugh. Menus can be difficult to translate in any case (see “International Cuisine: The Challenge of Translating Menus”). Moreover, many restaurant and eatery owners, without the money for professional translation, resort to machine …Read More

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The Effect of Cultural Differences on International Business: US and France

By Myriam Siftar on March 12th, 2015

two profiles face each other one with a French flag overlaid and the other with an American flag

Recently I presented a seminar to the French-American Chamber of Commerce on the differences between French and American business cultures. As a native of France, this is an area in which I can claim special insight. Generally French and American business people interact well, but there are differences in approach that have probably contributed to …Read More

The Effect of Cultural Differences on International Business: US and Germany

By Jen Horner on February 5th, 2015

2 profiles facing each other, one overlaid with German flag and one overlaid with US flag

  We love our German clients for many reasons. They value precision, they communicate clearly, and they understand the importance of professional translation services. Some cultures are so different from ours that we remain aware at all times of the risks of misunderstanding each other, but Americans and Germans share many cultural similarities. In fact, …Read More

China Says: Watch Your Language!

By Kathy Quinn on February 3rd, 2015

  The Daily Show Puns and other forms of wordplay have a long and distinguished career in literature, advertising, jokes, and witty conversation. Punning has always been extremely popular in China, as we pointed out in an earlier post about Chinese texting. The characteristics of the language are perfectly suited to bring out the playfulness …Read More

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Navajo Translation: Tribes and Tribulations

By Colleen Dwyer on January 29th, 2015

When I was assigned the management of a translation project of healthcare summaries from English into Navajo, I was a bit nervous and excited at the same time. After many years of studying Spanish and traveling through Latin America, I have a special interest in and affinity toward indigenous cultures and peoples of the Americas, …Read More

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Verbal “Hit and Run” Tactics: Guerrilla Linguistics

By MTM LinguaSoft on January 20th, 2015

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The November/December issue of Global Trade Magazine featured an article by international trade consultant John Freivalds entitled “Guerilla Linguistics: How a Small Set of Foreign Phrases Can Make a Large Impression.” In it, Freivalds takes issue with the idea that you have to know a language well to use it effectively in international business. This …Read More

9 Tips on Giving Gifts in the Chinese Culture

By Jen Horner on December 11th, 2014

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  It’s the holiday season, and you’ll probably be giving lots of gifts. Sometimes it can be a challenge to decide what is appropriate to a particular situation. The challenge is even bigger when you’re dealing with people in another culture. We’d like to share some things we’ve learned about gift-giving in Chinese culture.  These …Read More

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Who needs cross-cultural training?

By MTM LinguaSoft on November 6th, 2014

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It could easily be argued that everyone in the United States would benefit from cross-cultural training today. As our earlier article on the changing language map of the U.S. indicates, there’s hardly a place in the country where intercultural interactions aren’t a fact of life. But when should a company invest in cross-cultural training? We’ve …Read More

Welcome Chinese Tourists

By MTM LinguaSoft on October 7th, 2014

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Go to any tourist destination in the world these days and you are likely to see groups of Chinese tourists with a tour guide in the lead. Chinese tourism has been growing by leaps and bounds. With disposable income rising and the Chinese government expanding the number of approved travel destinations, the Chinese people have …Read More

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