Share multilingual goodwill with our translation of various greetings for the Christmas holiday.
With December firmly upon us, many around the world are preparing for Christmas Day on 25 December. In fact, as this map shows, the bulk of the countries in the world mark Christmas with some kind of holiday:
Continue reading “Merry Christmas translation: a round up of Seasons Greetings”
update: 2010 International Translation day card now available here
September has rolled around all too quickly, and our summer’s coming to an end … even though in London yesterday we had that British rarity of a sunny and hot Bank Holiday Monday afternoon!
Regular readers of this blog will know that September is also the month of International Translation Day. The day itself isn’t for a few weeks yet, being on 30 September 2009. But following the popularity of last year’s International Translation Day greetings card, we’ve produced one for this year too. Continue reading “An “International Translation Day 2009” greeting card for you”
Here’s a little something to put a smile on your face for a Monday morning. One of WorldAccent’s studio team recently returned from holiday, having swapped Italian typesetting for the Italian countryside.
As well as bringing back some delicious cake, he took a snap of this amusing sign from the door of his train compartment:
Yes, that English translation really does read:
No, we can’t work out how they managed that either. We’re just fairly sure it wasn’t a native Italian to English translation!
Incidentally, if you are intrigued by the idea of getting the train to mainland Europe (or even further), have a look at the informative and enthusiastic train information site, seat61.com. Travelling by train across Europe may not be the quickest way to get there, but it’s a lot less trying on your state of mind (not to mention being the low carbon option).