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The language services and translation agency Alphatrad UK, which belongs to the Optilingua International group, offers a variety of services in around a hundred languages, ranging from the most common, such as English or Spanish, to the rarest, such as translation into Armenian. Our language services can help you with the internationalisation of your project and can help you interact with partners, teams and multilingual audiences throughout the world. Our translations and other language services are all carried out by seasoned professionals with solid expertise in the relevant sector of activity.

 

The top five longest words in the world
Did you know that the longest word in the world contains 190,000 letters? The following  is our list of the five longest words in the world:   An English word of 189, 819 letters  The longest word in the world is the English term: "methionylthreonylthreonyl(...)isoleucine". This term, which has no less than 189, 819 letters, is the chemical name of the largest protein: titin. It would take three hours to recite it from beginning to end! 
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German idiomatic expressions you should know
When learning a new language, you also need to be aware of idiomatic expressions, which are essential when you are communicating with locals and which will help you understand customs and traditions better. Here is a selection of some of the most common German idioms.  
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Top 10 most common Russian expressions
Are you learning Russian and want to know the most popular sayings? Here is a list of the 10 most common Russian expressions used in everyday life.   Expressing surprise: Серьёзно? This Russian expression can literally be translated as Seriously? It is used to express astonishment or surprise at a situation or a statement.  
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translation-social-media-content
Social media nowadays is an integral part of a company’s communication strategy. Companies with an international presence and a multicultural audience must ensure that they deliver multilingual content, adapted to the language of their audience. However, translating social network content presents specific challenges.  
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e-commerce market in the Netherlands
The Netherlands is not among the top five most densely populated countries in Europe, yet in 2019 it was the third most populous digital EU economy. With a continuous growth of about five percentage points per year, online commerce turnover in the Netherlands will exceed 20 million euros in a few years, with only about 13 million users. This is due to the expansion of the Internet in the Netherlands, which guarantees almost nationwide 4G mobile coverage with four networks available in the country.
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GDPR translation services requirements
Translating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) content is a delicate operation for all companies operating internationally. Indeed, the legal notices on the protection of personal data contained in a website or e-mail are bound by law. Every detail relating to the collection of data must be correctly formulated and translated.  
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Nuclear energy industry & translation
Most people associate Chernobyl and Fukushima with the biggest nuclear power plant accidents in history and the consequences of the disasters are still being felt today. Although more and more alternative energy provision options are being proposed, nuclear reactors are still indispensable energy suppliers. But which countries have operational reactors and where are most of them located?  
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English as a foreign language
English is the language of today across the world. Even before the spread of the Internet and the associated globalisation, English skills were a basic requirement in most professions. Today you can communicate in English in almost every country in the world and a language test based on the EF standard has been used to show which countries have inhabitants who are very confident in English in addition to their native language. The language test divided foreign language skills into six levels.
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Trade fairs in Germany Entry requirements
Germany’s trade fairs have a wide international appeal and around 60% of the 180,000 or so exhibitors each year come from abroad, a third of them from countries outside Europe. Of the 10 million visitors, almost 30% come from abroad. Open borders and the smoothest possible international travel are therefore essential for German trade fairs. However, international travel has been severely restricted by the coronavirus pandemic and trade fair participants from abroad need to obtain detailed information on entry requirements before travelling to Germany.
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The five most spoken languages in the world
The world’s population now exceeds 7.7 billion and more than 6,900 languages are spoken around the world, of which only 230 are spoken in Europe compared to more than 2,000 in Asia. Papua New Guinea has a population of just 3.9 million, but 840 different languages are spoken there.   Below, we take a look at the five most widely spoken languages in the world:
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