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The United States is home to hundreds of different languages, however, we often falsely assume these languages are indistinguishable from those practiced in their country of origin and transfer this belief to English as well. Languages evolve quickly after separation from their roots. English is...

              When different civilizations interact, whether through trade or war, there is usually a language barrier between them. In terms of the history of the United States, it would have been impossible for Native Americans and English settlers to...

Some languages, famously Chinese and other Eastern languages, utilize tones to distinguish between lexical and grammatical meanings of words. These tones are simply changes in pitch that inflect the words to have a different meaning. This is one of the ways that tonal languages can expand...

There are 22 official languages in India: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. Additionally, there are hundreds of less prominent languages that are the main spoken languages in...

Please see a blog below written by one of the Hebrew-English translators on our team, who is also a musician. It’s her story about translating a Greek song into English and the process she took. Enjoy!   I heard the strains of the song and felt my...

  African Spanish? It has been called the Spanish Unicorn, but unlike unicorns, it does exist. Equatorial Guinea, known as the Spanish Sahara, is a small country located on the western coast of the African continent and is a little smaller than the size of the...

If you’re from outside the United States, you may find some of these summer traditions to be very weird! And maybe also even if you are American!    Alaska - blanket tossing The blanket toss is now conducted as entertainment, but it didn’t originate that way. The...

One of the French-English translators on our team wrote this short article on the following subject. We hope you enjoy! Is COVID-19 masculine or feminine in French? Figuring out the gender of French words is tricky but when it comes to new words, it is almost impossible....

While TB Translations' concentration is in written translation services, our affiliate company, American Sign Language, Inc. is a leader in providing on-site interpreting services to the deaf and DeafBlind communities.  Our teams collaborate on projects and so, if we can help you, let us know! As...

Under normal circumstances, U.S. civil rights laws require covered entities to ensure effective communication with people who are deaf or hard of hearing. This is often provided by an in-person, on-site interpreter. For many global (or even national) businesses, in-person services are not always convenient or...