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Christmas around the World: What languages will online shoppers be using this Christmas?

By |December 11th, 2014|

The Internet has revolutionized how we live our lives, including how we purchase and sell our goods and services. For relatively low start up costs, individuals and businesses are able to export their brands and products abroad using online shops. Meanwhile, modern day consumers from around the world are using online […]

8 Reasons your business should be using the internet

By |November 6th, 2014|

Are you making the most of the new international economy the internet has created?
Here’s 8 Reasons why your business should be using the internet

You don’t have to be a massive company like Amazon or Ebay to build a profitable online business. Studies show small and medium size businesses will be […]

“The internet’s new billion”

By |November 6th, 2014|

According to e-marketer.com, e-commerce sales will increase by 20.1% in 2014 to reach $1.500 trillion. Growth will come primarily from the rapidly expanding online and mobile user bases in emerging markets, increases in e-commerce sales and advancing shipping, payment and language options, all pave the way to new international markets […]

Interpreting services: which one is right for you?

By |October 27th, 2014|

Whether you are going to attend a conference abroad, to meet a foreign business partner overseas or need urgent linguistic support in a foreign land you might need the services of an interpreter. The question is: which one to use?

Conference interpreting is probably the most well-known kind of interpretation. As […]

The official languages of the UN

By |October 24th, 2014|

This Friday, 24th October is United Nations day! The UN was founded in 1945 after the Second World War and strives for international peace and security. United Nations day was first celebrated in 1948 and marks the anniversary of the founding of the UN.

The official languages of the UN are – […]

How can I work as an interpreter for the UN?

By |October 22nd, 2014|

Since 1945 the members of the Untied Nations have met with the  objective of maintaining world peace during turbulent times. With a total of 193 member states, and as many languages,  interpreters are relied upon to relay the correct information to ensure that language barriers do not interfere with UN objectives.

If […]

Legal document translation: Achieve your dreams, protect your interests

By |October 17th, 2014|

There are many times as we progress through life and in work where it is necessary to use legal services in order to obtain documents that prove liability. Proving  ownership, parenthood, marriage or even a testimony in court case,  these documents are signed by us in accordance with the law […]

The Importance of Website Translation

By |October 17th, 2014|

Here at Veritas, we translate a variety of materials in a multitude of subject areas. One of the types of translation services we offer is Website Translation.

You may think that you are reaching all of your potential customers using English, but as reported in the 2011 Census, as much as 40 […]

Translation fails: Why content localisation is essential for your business

By |October 14th, 2014|

I am sure most of you will have heard about ‘translation fails’ in certain advertising campaigns.

What happened with Coca-Cola is fairly well-known – they exported their brand to China for the first time and realised the meaning of the labels they had been printing off for a while was “bite […]

When would you need a specialised linguist?

By |October 8th, 2014|

Whether you are doing business abroad, buying property or getting married in a foreign country, you may need the services of linguist who specialises in the language you require.

A common misconception held by non-linguists is that if a person can speak and write in a foreign language, they have the […]

Why Selling your Business Internationally Requires the Services of a Professional Translation Agency

By |October 6th, 2014|

Using a professional translation can help your business expand it’s operations abroad and connect with your customers.

When trying to sell your products and services internationally, it only makes sense to make your product or business available in the offical language of the target country. However, many businesses still cut corners […]

German Unity Day!

By |October 2nd, 2014|

Today, Friday 3rd October, is German Unity Day or Tag der Deutschen Einheit as it is known in Germany. This German national holiday is in commemoration of East and West Germany being officially reunified on 3rd October 1990 after 40 years of separation.

Germany was split into East Germany (or DDR […]

7 useful Italian travel phrases

By |August 11th, 2014|

So you have booked your dream holiday in Italy. You can’t wait to stroll down intricate pebbled streets, eat delicious, fresh and carb-heavy food and soak up the sun. But there are a few things you may want to know before you leave – 7 useful Italian travel phrases and […]

Let’s tweet all about it

By |August 5th, 2014|

Twitter first made its mark back in 2006 and quickly went from strength to strength allowing users to post messages in 140 characters. At first I remember there being a lot of jokes about how people used it to tell others about their daily lives, with tweets about breakfast choices, […]

Congratulations? Not in Italian. The importance of website localisation.

By |July 28th, 2014|

“Congratulations! Your booking was successful” is the sort of message you expect to see after booking a train, a flight or a hotel. If you use English-language websites on a daily basis, you are probably used to pop-ups congratulating you for your booking or kindly thanking you for your visit.

However, […]

A fond farewell to Maria Amperlogou from Veritas

By |July 25th, 2014|

I was hoping that my first blog in ages would not be commonplace and would be stripped of ‘clichés’, however as it also happens to be the last one, I cannot help but to summarise my thoughts in a single phrase: It is hard to believe this experience is coming […]

(Not So) Useless Information

By |July 7th, 2014|

Have you ever found yourself in a situation whereby you need to describe something to another person, but the other person doesn’t speak the same language as you?

I found myself in just this situation recently. Paris, April 2014. I needed to buy a gift for my daughter. She had specified […]

Colombian culture – a nation of football and diversity

By |July 1st, 2014|

Colombia is a nation enriched by Native American, Hispanic and African culture. Football plays a pivotal role as the country’s most popular sport, and is bound up in Colombian culture.

All those who are familiar with the game could not forget the likes of Carlos Valderrama, who graced the turf at […]

Changing Languages

By |June 27th, 2014|

Changing Languages

A spelling test my daughter recently had in school, prompted me to look into the English language and its’ “idiosyncrasies”, as I like to call them. I have in the past, been called “pedantic” and even on occasion, “obsessive” when it comes to spelling and Grammar – I blame […]

Six Italian dishes you’ll want to try

By |June 26th, 2014|

Italian cuisine may be one of the best known, most raved about and easy to access cuisines in the world, but there are many aspects of it that you may not know about, especially if you have never been on a trip to The Boot.

Did you know that cappuccino is […]

Uruguayan culture through football

By |June 26th, 2014|

With the World Cup well underway in Brazil, and Uruguay having qualified for the last 16, we thought that it might be fitting to look at the role that football plays in Uruguayan culture.

Uruguay hold the distinguished record for having won the very first World Cup held in 1930, before […]

So what is linguistics?

By |June 24th, 2014|

When I tell people I studied English Language and Linguistics at university (bit of a mouthful, I know), most of the time people follow it up by asking what linguistics is.

It’s hard to explain sometimes because I’m unsure whether someone is genuinely interested in hearing a five minute spiel about […]

Holidays – A Personal Choice – The Scrapbook of your Life

By |June 23rd, 2014|

Holidays – A Personal Choice – The Scrapbook of Your Life

Our tastes in holidays may well change as we age; the alcohol-fuelled debauchery of the classic Club 18-30 Holidays, possibly doesn’t seem so attractive when you’re 45 years of age, with three children and a full-time job!(Hence the name of […]

8 German Words you just can’t say in English

By |June 20th, 2014|

German is a complex, extremely fascinating language, and its vocabulary is no exception. Because compounding is so common, and because of how direct and straightforward terminology tends to be (‘sloth’, for example, is ‘Faultier’, literally ‘lazy animal’), there are many German words that have no English equivalent and can only […]

Experience Brazilian culture through football

By |June 17th, 2014|

So here we have it, the World Cup has finally kicked off, and we are set for a truly colourful and imaginative tournament.

The very essence of football is bound up in the identity of Brazilians, the world over, and the nation is set to be captivated by this year’s events.

Romero […]