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The meanings behind the names of the world’s most popular brands.

You see and hear these brand names almost every day, and I know you wondered what they mean. To answer your curiosities, we brought to you a very informative infographic designed by The Translation Company that showcases the meanings of the world’s most popular brands. Have a good read 🙂 !

40 Hilarious Translation Fails From Different Languages.

Translation is a hard-to-get skill that is not given to everyone. The fact that you speak two languages doesn’t make you a translator. If you haven’t taken any translation courses and attempt to translate, your translations will contain a lot of meaningless words such as “umm”, “err”, “that thing..you know”. Sometimes, translations (mostly literal) turn …

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Product Names That Mean Something Unfortunate In Other Languages.

It is highly recommended to consider other languages when you want to name a product. Otherwise, you will be a laughing stock to people who know a thing or two about other languages; especially to people like us, language nerds. Here are some product names that turned into something unfortunate in other languages:

Most common sounds in spoken English.

This article lists all English phonemes in order of frequency. By phonemes is meant all sounds that make up the sound inventory of the English language and that includes both consonant and vowel sounds (as opposed to letters). This classification is based on data compiled using the Carnegie Mellon Pronouncing Dictionary correlated to a frequency …

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Hardest Words to Pronounce In English For Both Natives And Non-natives.

A hugely popular Reddit thread reveals the words non-native (and sometimes even native) English-speakers struggle to say. The thread has had been going on for more than two weeks in which users submitted what they considered the most difficult words to pronounce in the English language. Thousands of people responded and below are their Top …

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People who use swear words are honest and make better friends, according to study.

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Map Shows The Literal Meaning Of Every Country’s Name.

There are beautiful stories and meanings behind every country’s name. Well, there should be! Etymology is an interesting subject of its own, add some geography to it and you will be amazed to find out how astonishing and weird the meanings of some countries’ names are.