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Cherokee – Endangered Languages

This is the first in our new series which will be taking a look at some of the languages around the world which are considered to be endangered. There are a few different ways of categorising these languages; one of the best is done by The Endangered Languages Project, which aims to build up and […]

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Novels In Translation: The Little Prince

The Little Prince (​Le Petit Prince)​ is a novella written by French author and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exup​éry. It was originally published in 1943 in the author’s native tongue, French. Since the original publication, it has been translated into over 250 different languages and has become one of the best-selling books of all time. It […]

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Novels in Translation: Les Misérables

Les Misérables is perhaps best known as a stage musical and a film from 2012 starring Hugh Jackman, but the moving story was originally a novel written by Victor Hugo, which at 1,900 pages in its original French is approximately four times longer than the average Harry Potter book. First published in 1862, it is […]

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How studying languages at A-Level has improved my global awareness, memory and highlighter collection

For many reading this blog post, studying for A-level exams will seem like a distant memory! Everyone who becomes a professional linguist has to start somewhere. And this week we asked our work experience placement Sam to write about some of her experiences.  A-Levels in Languages In an increasingly globalised world, being multilingual has the […]

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Growing up in the UK as British-Iranian by Sarah Esfandiari

In 1996, my parents and my older sister, collectively moved to Glasgow, Scotland from Tehran, Iran – of course, with my parents being born and raised in the mysterious country most commonly known as ‘Iran’, a huge, bubble of cultural shock formed around them, when my dad decided to migrate 3,820.7 miles, in order to […]

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Atlas Translations: Translation into Japanese

Japanese (日本語 Nihongo) is a Japonic language spoken by 126 million people worldwide. As the official language of Japan it also holds official status in the Pacific Island Angaur. Although little is known of the language’s prehistory, at one stage it was thought that Japanese had links with Korean, but this relationship has been widely […]

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Atlas Translations: Translation into Urdu

Urdu is the official language of Pakistan and some Indian states. It is part of the Hindustani language group, which also includes Hindi. Around 100 million people worldwide speak Urdu. Despite it being the official language of Pakistan, only around 7% of the population speak it as a first language; regional languages are more common, […]

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Atlas Translations: Translation into Mongolian

Here at Atlas we do get a reasonable amount of English to Mongolian translation work – but it must be one of the languages which we know the least about, let alone know any actual Mongolian words and phrases. Let’s start with a few basic facts. And Genghis Khan. Mongolian Mongolian is spoken by about […]

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Fran Meets World | April Fool’s Day

With April Fool’s just around the corner, we thought we’d take a look back at a blog written by Francesca back in 2016, looking at various customs, and how they differ in other countries. Please note that the Atlas office will be closed on Friday 30th March and Monday 2nd April for the Easter break. […]

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Atlas Translations: Translation into French

French is the official language in 29 countries and is spoken by more than 200 million people over the world, which ranked la langue de Molière to the 6th most widely spoken language.   Due to French speaking countries colonialism in the 17th and 18th centuries, French language has been expanded to new continents and […]

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