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Eight reasons to use International Translations

International Translations Limited has been in business since the mid-1980’s. Our family-run organization has over 40 years of experience in the linguistic services sector and we have built a company that centers on high-quality language solutions to meet your needs. Based in Merseyside, we are one of the North West’s longest serving language service providers. International Translations Limited has grown and established the huge network of language professionals that we use today. We have provided high-quality language services for many global businesses over the years and have been in the fortunate position to help several companies expand into global markets.

Do you have any translation or interpreting needs? If so, see below our eight reasons why you should use International Translations Limited!

  1. Confidentiality is key to how we operate. We maintain a strict confidentiality policy on all projects we work on so you can be safe in the knowledge that working with us is risk-free.
  2. We offer competitive prices but do not compromise on the quality of work or the deadline for completion. (Prices for each project vary depending on the language required and the project itself.)
  3. All of our translators translate only into their mother tongue meaning that your projects are culturally and linguistically accurate.
  4. All of our interpreters are qualified to a high professional level and are members of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting or the chartered institute of linguists.
  5. We also provide our services for personal translation requirements including marriage, birth, divorce certificates and house deeds. For public service interpreting, we prefer to use interpreters on the National Register for Public Service Interpreting as they are required to operate under the NRPSI code of conduct.
  6. As well as our language experts, we also have highly competent in-house project staff, who will be your first point of contact to guide you through the translation or interpreting process. This means you can deal with the same person who will know your company and the requirements of your project every time you contact us.
  7. All quotes provided by us for all services are FREE and are binding for a two month period.
  8. Association of Translation Companies – International Translations Limited is accredited by the ATC which has strict quality control measures and rules of service to which we adhere in order to maintain our high standards. We also have professional indemnity insurance through the recommended ATC broker.

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Twelve Different Ways to Say ‘I Love You’

This valentines day say ‘I Love You’ in twelve different languages to your valentines. You will no longer have the excuse of a language barrier … whoever they are, wherever they are, tell them that you love them!

  1. I love you in German: Ich Liebe Dich
  2. I love you in Italian: Ti Amo
  3. I love you in Polish: Kocham Cie
  4. I love you in Portuguese: Amo-te
  5. I love you in Spanish: Te Amo
  6. I love you in Turkish: Seni Seviyorum
  7. I love you in Swedish: Jag älskar dig
  8. I love you in Welsh: Rwy’n dy garu di
  9. I love you in Romanian: Te iubesc
  10. I love you in Czech: Miluji tě
  11. I love you in Danish: Jeg elsker dig
  12. I love you in French: Je t’aime

Now if all that love hasn’t got you in the valentine spirit check out some interesting facts we found about the most romantic day of the year.

  • Every Valentine’s day, the Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1000 letters addressed to Juliet.
  • 220,000 is the average number of wedding proposals on Valentine’s day each year.
  • In 1537, England’s King Henry VII officially declared February 14th the holiday of St.Valentine’s Day.
  • Physicians of the 1800’s commonly advised their patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining for lost love.
  • In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign Valentine’s day card.
  • In the middle ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their valentine. They would wear this name pinned onto their sleeves for one week so everyone could see. This was the origin of the expression “to wear your heart on your sleeve”.
  • Many believe the X symbol became synonymous with the kiss in medieval times. People who couldn’t write their names signed in front of a witness with an X. The X was then kissed to show their sincerity.
  • In Finland, valentine’s day is called Ystävänpäivä, which translates into ‘Friends day’. In Finland, it is more about remembering your buddies than your loved ones.

Chinese New Year 2017, Year of the Rooster

2017’s Chinese New Year will begin on January 28th. Celebrations typically last around two weeks, with the first day typically spent giving gifts and celebrating with family. This year the celebrations are set to finish on February 2nd. Each year the date for Chinese New Year changes as it is based on the lunar calendar, but it always falls between January and February.

Each lunar year is in a cycle of twelve months which the Chinese calendar attaches a different animal to each year. This year is the year of the Rooster. This is the tenth sign of the zodiac and people born in the year of the Rooster are seen as confident, hardworking and honest but can sometimes be considered as attention seekers. Tradition states that the year of your birth makes for an unlucky 12 months. This means that if you are a Rooster then 2017 will be an unlucky 12 months for you. Find out below which Chinese zodiac sign you are:

Rooster

Years of the Rooster include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.

Monkey

Years of the Monkey include 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 and 2016.

Dragon

Years of the Dragon include 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 and 2024.

Tiger

Years of the Tiger include 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 and 2022.

Goat

Years of the Goat include 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027 and 2039.

Dog

Years of the Dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018 and 2030.

Horse

Years of the Horse include 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014 and 2026.

Snake

Years of the Snake include 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 and 2025.

Ox

Years of the Ox include 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 and 2021.

Rat

Years of the Rat include 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 and 2020.

Pig

Years of the Pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019 and 2031.

Rabbit

Years of the Rabbit include 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 and 2023.

Chinese New Year is celebrated across the world. In the UK cities such as London, Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle celebrate with parades, dragon dancers and lanterns. Most of these celebrations are free and in London over 700,000 people flock to celebrate making their festivities the largest outside of Asia. Do you celebrate Chinese New Year? If so, how will you be celebrating? Share with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. 

Word of the year 2016… What will 2017 bring?

In 2016 Oxford Dictionary announced that the word of the year was ‘Post-truth’.

Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.

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Friday the 13th – are you superstitious?

In 2017 there happens to be two Friday the  13th’s, January 13th and October 13th. If Friday the 13th worries you then you aren’t alone. Psychologists have even given this feeling a name – paraskevidekatriaphobia, or fear of Friday the 13th.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in different languages!

 

This festive season make sure you are able to wish everybody a Merry Christmas or a Happy New Year! See below our list of how to wish people a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in a number of different languages.

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Celebrating Christmas around the world!

Christmas is fast approaching and here at ITL we are in the festive spirit! We have taken a quick trip around the world to find out the different ways in which we all celebrate!

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YouTube Star Teaches the World Different Dialects

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YouTube vlogger, Korean Billy, has taken the world by storm teaching us the many different dialects across Britain. Each of his YouTube videos have thousands of views but the most popular dialect seems to be Liverpool with it’s first video gathering a whopping 79,741 views! Since the first Liverpool video, three months ago, there have been six more as popularity for the scouse dialect has grown.

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Translation Guide to Disney’s Language

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Let ITL take you through a ‘whole new world’ of Disney words. From Hakuna Matata to Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, we will look into words Disney have created over the decades, what they mean and how we still use some today!

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Emoji: The World’s Fastest Growing Language

 Emoji’s were first launched in February 1999. At the time they were only for Japanese mobile phones, and included 176 designs. Creator, Shigetaka Kurita, came up with the idea of adding simple images to text. The first emoji’s was inspired by manga, street signs and Chinese characters. They look basic by today’s standards but they were just 12 by 12 pixels in size.

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Remember, Remember the Fifth of November

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Bonfire night was first celebrated in 1606 following the failed plot to destroy parliament by Guy Fawkes. An anonymous letter was sent to William Parker, warning him to avoid the House of Lords. The letter was made public which resulted in a group of guards discovering Fawkes before he was able to set off the explosives. The Houses of Parliament are still searched every year to this day, this is more for tradition than for security.

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Halloween Traditions Across the World

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Halloween is known across the world and celebrated by most as it is one of the worlds oldest holidays. It is mainly celebrated in America but as the years have gone by this holiday has grown more and more popular. Here at ITL we have looked at how other countries celebrate and their traditions for this holiday!

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