Tag Archives: Language

Bilingual Conference Calls– A Great Solution!

The average face-to-face meeting costs thousands of dollars and requires months of planning to make it happen. More and more, our clients are using our bilingual conference calling solutions as an economical way to hold smaller meetings where there are bilingual participants. The meetings can happen anywhere and at any time of the day or night. Planning the meeting is as easy as picking...

Canadian Languages

Canadian Language Demographics With Canada Day around the corner, what’s more apropos than a post about Canadian Languages? Check out these statistics on Canadian Languages to see how you stack up language-wise to the rest of the country. Of course we all know the two official languages of Canada are French and English. Over 98 per cent of the Canadian population can converse in...

Benefits Of Translation

You’ve heard us talk about translation, and all the different documents, industries and languages we can translate, but do you know WHY it’s important to you? Here are a few reasons you should consider translation for your company. Reach A Larger Audience Believe it or not, only approximately 10% of the world’s population speaks English. While this language largely dominates North America, it is...

Translation & Interpretation In Conflict Zones

Having recently celebrated Remembrance Day in Canada, we thought we’d bring some attention to translation and interpretation in conflict zones. Translators and interpreters play a crucial role in conflict zones, despite the fact that they may not always be recognized for it.  Interpreters and translators put themselves in harms way to ensure that a bridge is built between cultures and people. Their role will bring...

Pendleton Translations Celebrates 10th Anniversary

PENDLETON TRANSLATIONS CELEBRATES THEIR 10th ANNIVERSARY Pendleton Translations is Proud to Celebrate a Monumental Achievement this Weekend at their 10th Anniversary Gala  August 6, 2015 – This weekend Pendleton Translations will be popping a bottle of champagne to celebrate a very special occasion – their 10th Anniversary. “From humble beginnings in the basement of our first home on Pendleton Road in Mississauga, Pendleton Translations has...

Back to School Tips

Back to School Tips This week we were proud to send our children back to school. The excitement and anxiety was obviously palpable, and they’ve finally made it through their first week – hopefully it was a great one! For those of you who have chosen to send your child to a language immersion program, you may be facing a variety of different difficulties...

Words & Phrases With No Translation

No matter how well you know multiple languages, you will come across certain words or phrases that have no translation into another language. These situations are when it is important to know not only a language, but the culture that accompanies the language. Here are a few phrases that have no translation into English. Iktsuarpok (Inuit) You’re five minutes early to meet with a...

Bastille Day

This past Tuesday, France celebrated a well-known holiday across their country, “La Fête Nationale,” otherwise known as Bastille Day. This day falls on July 14 each year and is considered a national holiday. This week, we’ll learn a little bit about this exciting day in France Bastille Day celebrates the storming of the Bastille – a prison that acted as a symbol of power...

Spanish Punctuation

We all know English punctuation very well, but when you’re learning a new language it’s pertinent to learn the punctuation that accompanies the language. This week we’ll learn a little bit about Spanish punctuation. Spanish Punctuation English Punctuation Spanish Name English Name How it’s used . . Punto or Punto final Period A period is used very similarly to English. One difference from English...

French Punctuation

French Punctuation When learning a new language, you must also learn the punctuation of the language. No, punctuation is not the same across all languages. It is something you must learn to use correctly because how you use it in English, may not translate into French. Here are a few common punctuation marks used in French. . Period Le point Like English, “le point”...