Entradas de] Swisstranslate

Biden & Poutin summit: what language did they communicate in?

The long-awaited summit between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin shook up the news this week. After 36 years, the two great world powers met in Geneva and debated for more than 3 hours on various subjects such as the US presidential elections, hacking and cyber security operations, nuclear arms control, the Ukraine issue without forgetting […]

What are the challenges for our translators?

Translation problems can appear in many forms: lexical-semantic, grammatical, syntactic, rhetorical, pragmatic or cultural. Among the many issues, we have selected a few to help you understand the degree of difficulty our translators face. 1. Doing preliminary research Before starting a translation, translators begin by getting to grips with the broad outlines of the document […]

How to calculate the cost of a translation?

There is an expansion of languages in the face of internationalisation. The translation of documents is becoming an essential practice for communicating and transmitting information; in this article, we will give you more details on the pricing of this service. At SwissTranslate, we seek to respect your communication style, while following your usual terminology. Our […]

Is Swiss German a language adapted from German?

How was this language adapted from German? Several languages are spoken in Switzerland, making it a multilingual country. One of these languages is Swiss German, a language that combines the various dialects of German. This specificity is found in other regions of the world, for example in countries where Arabic is spoken. The «original» Arabic […]

Translation requirements are evolving

Did you know that translation has been used since Mesopotamia? Indeed, the Sumerian poem The Epic of Gilgamesh was translated into Asian languages in as far back as the 2nd millennium BC.  Roman poets later translated Ancient Greek texts, adapting them to create literary works. Then the internet came along, forging the growth and expansion […]

Technology & language learning

If we about the evolution of technology and how it changed our daily life, in the last 10 years, it is easy to think about a future where technology is involved in all our actions. But does this access to infinite knowledge discourages us from learning, or is it an opportunity to learn in a […]

Covid-19 and terminologies?

The health crisis generated by Covid-19: an unprecedented event that took the world by surprise. According to the Federal Office of Public Health, the number of new cases, hospitalisations and deaths in Switzerland is falling daily. However, the United States is currently the most affected country. Russia is also experiencing a sharp increase in infections. […]

Multilingual countries

Does learning a new language feel like a trip to an unknown country? If it does, it may be because you come from a monolingual environment. Foreign languages are part of our daily lives here in Switzerland. While mastering several languages may be highly valued in France, it is expected in a multilingual country. In […]

Endangered languages

«A language disappears every two weeks» (1). Here is the shock announcement made by linguist Claude Hagège to highlight the urgency. According to UNESCO, almost half of today’s languages are expected to disappear by the end of the 21st century. Nowadays, less than 10 languages are spoken by 40% of the world’s population. This article […]