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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.

Sworn translation of a death certificate
By Frédéric Ibanez, Professional Translations
When someone dies, there are many tasks for the bereaved to sort out. The inheritance must be settled and the relevant authorities must be informed of the death. A death certificate certifies someone’s death and shows the date and time of death and other information about the person such as their birth name, first name and surname. The certificate is filed in the General Register Office and it serves as proof of someone’s death for the family, for example if they need to give notice of termination of a tenancy agreement or for other obligations.
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Commonly used Spanish nicknames
By Frédéric Ibanez, International Business
Spanish nicknames are used in everyday life by Spanish speakers and are an integral part of Spain's cultural identity. Are you planning to move to Spain or to take a trip there? To help you integrate perfectly into the country and speak like a local, here is our list of nine commonly used Spanish nicknames.  
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How do you translate English text into French?
By Frédéric Ibanez, Professional Translations
Are you looking for the best way to translate text from English to French? In this article we summarise the different English-French translation tools and methods available, together with their advantages and limitations.  
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How can you reliably translate English text into Spanish?
By Frédéric Ibanez, Professional Translations
Do you want to translate an English text into Spanish reliably and qualitatively? We take a look at the different methods of translation from English to Spanish, their advantages and disadvantages, to obtain a good quality, usable result.  
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Certified translation of a birth certificate
By Frédéric Ibanez, Professional Translations
To have a birth officially recorded, you need to follow a specific administrative process. In some cases, you may also need to have a birth certificate translated. To help you, Alphatrad outlines below what you need to know about getting a birth certificate translated.  
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Which African languages are spoken the most?
By Frédéric Ibanez, International Business
The African continent is the second largest on earth, covering about 30 million square kilometres. About 1.2 billion people live in Africa and although about 2,000 indigenous languages exist, English, French or Arabic are spoken officially in many places. Africa's turbulent history with its colonisation is the reason for the use of European languages on official occasions.
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Which Asian languages are spoken the most?
By Frédéric Ibanez, International Business
With an area of more than 44 million square kilometres, the Asian continent is the largest on earth. About 4.5 billion people live in the 47 internationally recognised states in Asia and they speak over 2,000 different languages. The development and maintenance of the languages has been completely different from that on the European continent, where short distances between countries have encouraged mixing of vocabularies. On the huge continent of Asia, on the other hand, some languages have been able to develop and remain free of major outside influences over the centuries.
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All about journalistic translation
By Frédéric Ibanez, Professional Translations
With the globalisation of information channels, journalistic translation is increasingly in demand, whether by the media, news agencies or international companies. This unique type of translation requires not only strong linguistic skills, but, also excellent writing skills.   What is a journalistic translation? Journalistic translation refers to the translation of content written by journalists for the media including for the written press, digital media, and audiovisual media:
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Cultural differences between Spain and the UK
By Frédéric Ibanez, International Business
The cultural differences between Spain and the UK are immediately obvious when you visit each country. The lifestyle, the pace of life in the cities and the personality of the citizens are completely different and the countries are like night and day.   Greetings In Spain people greet each other with two kisses, whereas in the UK, people usually greet each other with a single kiss on the cheek, a hug, a handshake or a simple verbal greeting.  
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Most spoken languages in Europe
By Frédéric Ibanez, International Business
Covering about 10 million square kilometres, Europe is the second smallest continent on earth. About 750 million people live there in 47 states. Depending on the definition, Europeans use 150 to 200 different languages. The majority of their languages belong to the Indo-European language families.
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