Is Spain Saying Adios to the Siesta?

An article by CNN Money highlights Spain’s time change proposal that seeks to cement the end of the work day at 6 p.m. and eliminate the need for an afternoon siesta. What could this mean for international business and local Spanish workers?  Is Spain Really Saying Adios to the Siesta? Labor Minister Fátima Báñez is seeking […]

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Translating Chinese Culture in America

Recognizing Chinese Culture Chinese culture has had many wonderful impacts on American society. Much of what is normal in American society has its roots in Chinese culture. Food, celebrations, interior design, medicine and even language are a few of the ways that Chinese cultural influence is seen in America. International business with China has also […]

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Mandarin Translation Services & the Chinese New Year

Every year, the Chinese culture celebrates the new year a little later than other cultures and countries; the Chinese New Year is usually celebrated sometime between January 21 and February 20. Traditionally, the celebrations marked the beginning of a new farming season, when most of China’s population was rural. Now that much of the country […]

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Celebrating Old Christmas Traditions & Translating New Ones

Around 2 billion people worldwide will celebrate Christmas each year, gathering together with family and friends to enjoy the season. But not everyone gathers around an evergreen tree, exchanges gifts and eats a traditional meal. We’re spotlighting Christmas traditions, and discussing a very unique tradition that began as a marketing campaign. In America, many people […]

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Giving Thanks Around the World

Thank you, gracias, je vous remerci, grazie, danke, mahalo, dank je; it doesn’t matter how you say it, as long as you say it. From friends, family and coworkers to store clerks and strangers, saying “thank you” is a vital part of what makes any community and culture great. As such, many cultures around the […]

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Translation Services | Modern Day Communication

Let’s have a look at translation services & modern day communication The exponential growth of new technologies has evolved our means of communication (and communication itself) faster and more fundamentally than ever before. That’s why it’s imperative that your company has a translation services company you can depend on. Our native-speaking translators not only translate […]

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A New Year: Translation Services Companies

New Opportunities For The New Year For Translation Services Companies This is a new year for international corporations and translation services companies. As we embark on a new year, it’s a time for resolutions, goals and improvement. ASTA-USA Translation Services, Inc. already strives to provide you with perfection with each business document translation. Our native-speaking […]

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Translation Services: Languages And Cultural Context

Understanding languages and cultural context in the translation services sector. The raw materials, so-to-speak, of the professional linguist employed by translation services companies are languages. Languages are social creations and thus inseparable from their cultural context. In order to produce high quality, accurate document translation services, professional translators need to have an in-depth understanding of […]

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