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In the age of the Internet and globalisation, fluid communication across language barriers has never been more important. Translation is therefore essential in many international contexts: setting up operations abroad, internationalising your offer, communicating with multicultural partners... Whatever the sector concerned (medical, legal, financial...), or the type of service (translation, interpreting, voice dubbing...), Alphatrad UK has professionals working in over 100 languages, from the most widely spoken languages in the world to the rarest languages.

Cultural differences between France and the UK
By Frédéric Ibanez, International Business
The UK and France may be geographically close, but their cultures differ in many ways. Check out our top 5 biggest cultural differences between the two countries.   1) Eating habits in France and the UK One of the biggest cultural differences between France and England is in people’s eating habits.
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Dialects in Switzerland
By Frédéric Ibanez, International Business
As small as Switzerland may seem on a map with its approximately eight million inhabitants, the country has significant linguistic diversity, as there are four different language regions and therefore four official languages. 17 of the 26 cantons use German as their official language, in three cantons German and French are spoken equally and in Grisons (Graubünden) Italian, German and Romansh have been recognised as official languages.
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How to translate an e-book?
By Frédéric Ibanez, Marketing
The e-book, or electronic book, is one of the most popular ways of showcasing digital content nowadays. If you want to distribute an e-book internationally, translation is essential. But how do you go about it? Who do you use? And, what are the best practices to follow? We tell you everything here.  
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Cultural differences between France and Portugal
By Frédéric Ibanez, International Business
Many French people are attracted to the gentle way of life in Portugal. France is also a popular tourist destination and attracts a lot of expats, but these two European countries differ in many ways: the climate, the landscape, the language ... They also both have strong cultural identities, with many particularities. So what are the biggest cultural differences between France and Portugal?  
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Languages spoken in Brazil
By Frédéric Ibanez, International Business
Brazil is the largest country in South America, both in terms of area and population. It is home to over 209 million people and its largest city is São Paulo, which is also the largest city in South America and one of the largest cities in the world. There are about 228 languages spoken in Brazil. These include Portuguese and 11 other foreign or immigrant languages, as well as 217 indigenous languages. In the following article, you can learn more about what languages people speak in Brazil.  
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Cultural differences between Germany and Austria
By Frédéric Ibanez, International Business
Austria and Germany are neighbouring countries that share many likes and dislikes, but there are also subtle differences in everyday life that can certainly lead to minor misunderstandings.
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Austria and its dialects: An overview
By Frédéric Ibanez, International Business
The official language in Austria is Standard German, which is a dialect-free pronunciation of the German language. In contrast to Upper German – the dialect spoken in southern Germany, Austria, and in some regions in Switzerland – Standard German is the generally accepted written form of the German language.
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Scientific translation services: the essential skills
By Frédéric Ibanez, Medical Translations
Scientific translation presents a number of challenges and the translator needs to have certain specific skills. Here, we will look at the characteristics of this type of translation and the expertise required to carry it out.  
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Patent translation: definition and specificities
By Frédéric Ibanez, Legal Translations
What is a patent translation? What are the features of this type of translation and who should you use for such a service? Here, we will outline everything you need to know.  
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The biggest cultural differences between France and Germany
By Frédéric Ibanez, International Business
France and Germany may be neighbours, but their respective cultures are quite different. But what are the real cultural nuances between the two countries? What is the reality, and what are the stereotypes? Whether you are taking a trip to either of the countries, moving to one of them or are simply curious, here are some of the most striking cultural differences between France and Germany.    Cultural differences between Germany and France in everyday life  
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