10 Myths about Translation

The world of translation is not always clearly understood by the average Joe who doesn’t request translations on a regular basis. Most of my friends don’t even know what I mean when I say I work in the translation industry. “Ah so you’re a translator!” is the usual response. I say “I’m not” and then they run out of ideas. What else would you do if you are working in the translation business? Continue reading

Why is Arabic written from right to left?

When learning Arabic, the challenge begins as soon as you realize you have to flick the pages of your student book backwards. Unless you would like to proceed to reading the book from the end all the way to the beginning, you will have to incorporate this fact into your Arabic-learning rituals. Continue reading

Do you need to translate English into Italian?

“I need to translate English into Italian” or “This is the website I would like to translate from English into Italian” are some of the common requests we receive at Pangeanic. A quote to translate into Italian from English is, in fact, one…

The worst translation mistake in history

The National Security Agency in the US declassified a document which points to what is likely to be the worst translation mistake in history. Or, at least, it involves the mistranslation with the most serious consequences in history. Although you…

How much does a translation cost?

How much does a translation cost? This is a typical question when you seek a translation service. We would like to provide you some tips in order to find out a fair price for translation services. You can find a…

Which is the most translated website in the world?

There are literally millions of websites out there, many of which contain several languages. Translating a website has become nowadays a basic business requirement. But which is the most translated website in the world? Which website is the champion when…