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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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Missing British parrot returns speaking Spanish.

Please like our new page Facebook about Dogs Visit our new website about Dogs : https://udoggybag.com A British parrot named Nigel disappears for four years only to return speaking Spanish. Weird, huh!

5 Words That Sound The Same In Almost Every Language.

Words really don’t have any logic to them. You can’t just work out the meaning of words based on the sounds that make them up. That’s because words are arbitrary.  So if you don’t speak Chinese, you can’t possibly figure out the words for, say, “breakfast” or “fridge”. Different people agree to give different combinations of sounds different meanings. …

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Amazing facts about Arabic.

Arabic is an old and beautifully scripted language. Its impact on western languages is profound and it carries a lot of significance. As much as you know about Arabic, there is always room to know more.