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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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Atlas Translations: Translation into Kiswahili

Swahili is a language of Bantu origin with a (not so accurate) estimate of 50 to 100 million speakers worldwide, out of which about 5 to 15 million (also very accurate) are native speakers. It holds the status of official language in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda, and is widely spoken and used as […]

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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 Czech

Ahoj! Today we’re talking about Czech, or Bohemian as it was known until the 20th century. Nowadays, Czech is spoken by about 11 million people, the large majority of which live in the Czech Republic. It is a recognised minority language in Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Austria, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Large communities of Czech […]

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Atlas Translations – Translation into: Hungarian

Hungarian is the language spoken primarily in the Eastern European country of Hungary, and there are around 13 million native speakers. Surprisingly, the language shares few similarities with the tongues of surrounding nations, such as Romanian or Croatian. Instead, it is more closely linked to northern European languages such as Estonian and Finnish, known as Uralic languages. History of […]

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Translation into: Russian

Translation and the Russian Language Russian is the most widespread language over Eurasia. With over 170 million native speakers, it is the 7th most spoken language in the world (or possibly 8th, depending on your source)!. No surprise then that at Atlas Translations, we have lots of requests for translation into Russian, and from Russian […]

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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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