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Modern changes to our modern languages

The Portuguese and German languages have undergone reforms in the new millennium, and in the current decade, the Chinese government has been pressuring Hong Kong to adopt simplified Chinese. These changes, while seemingly cultural in nature, affect all aspects of international business and have a direct impact on the translation industry.

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Three. Two. One. Happy New Year!

Around the world, party-goers will chant these words just seconds before the clock strikes 12 a.m. on Jan. 1 under skies filled with fireworks. But there are many lesser-known New Year’s traditions, both old and new, that involve things like house cleaning, molten lead, and even…underwear? Here’s a brief look at a few of these traditions, starting with one of the first countries to ring in 2017.

JAPAN

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Valentine’s Day: Love, history link global celebrations

Valentine’s Day: Love, history link global celebrations

What’s on your list for Valentine’s Day? In the U.S., it’s often a dozen red roses, a box of candy and a poetic card. Or maybe it’s dinner at an upscale restaurant and a gift of jewelry. While united by a common theme of love, people around the globe fulfill Cupid’s mission in a variety of ways that pay tribute to their unique cultural customs and traditions.

HISTORICAL ORIGINS

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