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COVID-19 Multilingual Info and Ways to Help

In its response to COVID-19, CETRA is following local health recommendations, and all staff across our global offices are working remotely. We also come across a wide variety of multilingual information on how to stay safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and what to do if you have symptoms. We want to share […]

A Message from CETRA CEO on COVID-19

To our community of customers, partners, contractors, and friends: We are all facing a dynamic and difficult situation in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this uncertain time, I wanted to reach out and tell you how CETRA is responding to the situation. First of all, our hearts go out to anyone impacted by […]

CETRA at DVTA 2020 Annual Event

Members of CETRA’s staff attended the annual event of the Delaware Valley Translators Association (DVTA) on March 8 in King of Prussia, PA. CETRA was one of three corporate members in attendance. During the DVTA 2020 event, CETRA’s Dominika Weston, Sara Joint and Kristin Lynch enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with several of our […]

Travel Blog: A Spanish Health Club

A special guest post: This special edition of our travel series comes from Ingrid van Praag, who is one of our ATA certified Dutch translators, who happens to live in Spain. Ingrid writes in from Torrevieja, Spain, which is a scenic, seaside city on the Mediterranean Sea, with a picture of a local gym. The […]

CETRA to Attend GALA 2020 Conference

Members of CETRA’s staff will be attending the GALA 2020 conference from March 15 – 18, 2020 in San Diego. GALA’s Annual Language of Business conference is an international conference that connects global thought leaders in the localization and translation fields. Throughout the conference our staff will be attending talks, round-table exercises, panel discussions, working […]

Happy International Mother Language Day 2020

Today, February 21, 2020, we join the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the world in celebrating International Mother Language Day 2020. According to the United Nations (UN), International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Each year typically has […]

French Alps

Our latest travel series post comes from Jiri Stejskal earlier this month. He was on holiday in the French Alps near the French/Swiss/Italian border. The languages on this sign include (top to bottom) French, English, Italian, Spanish and German. The English translation mishap (delimilated) is an example of the risk of DIY and inaccurate translations. […]

CETRA’s Top Blogs 2019

We try to cover a lot in our blog. Our goal is to provide insights into language services and languages for clients, linguists and friends.  Some of our top blogs 2019 provide helpful tips and relevant updates across many industries, while others we liked just because they were fun! Following is a recap of our […]

Happy Lunar New Year 2020

Happy Lunar New Year 2020 from CETRA! We wish all of our friends, family, clients, linguists and colleagues across Asia a Happy Lunar New Year. The year 2020 is the year of the rat, which is predicted to be a lucky year. As the first position of the zodiac, the rat symbol represents intelligence, adaptability, […]

Study: Emotions Get Lost in Translation

A study was recently published finding that emotions can get lost in translation.  What the researchers found was that different cultures prescribe different words to various emotions, and words to express a particular emotion may not be found in a certain language or may have a slightly different understanding. This has impacts in many daily […]