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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 […]

Happy New Year 2020 from CETRA

We hope you had a joyous holiday season and Happy New Year 2020 from all of us at CETRA! Together we help people to understand each other and the world around them. We are grateful for your continued partnership. For language support or more information on our services, please contact us at

Celebrating Thanksgivings Worldwide

Happy Thanksgiving from our US team! We are grateful for our clients, translators, interpreters and friends this Thanksgiving season. The US is not the only country to celebrate Thanksgiving or a similar holiday. In fact, there are several other countries that have an annual thanksgiving celebration. Our US offices are closed on Thursday, 11/28 and […]

Translation, Automation and the STC

Earlier this year, CETRA had the opportunity to contribute a case study to a presentation on the integration of automation in the language industry to the Society for Technical Communication (STC). The presentation was part of the STC’s monthly roundtable, which provides professional development opportunities for technical writers. The topic that month was localization. The […]

CETRA Recap of ATA60 Conference

CETRA attended the American Translators Association (ATA) conference in October this year, which was held in Palm Springs, CA.  It was the 60th anniversary of the annual conference.  Jiri Stejskal, CEO, and Dominika Weston, Global Resources Manager, from CETRA participated in several events and activities at ATA60. There were nearly 1,400 attendees at this year’s […]

Celebrating International Translation Day 2019

Happy International Translation Day 2019! On September 30 each year, we say thank you to all of the talented and dedicated translators and interpreters worldwide for your hard work and dedication to the language industry. This year we are also continuing our year-long activities to recognize that 2019 is The International Year of Indigenous Languages. […]

CETRA Celebrates National One Hit Wonder Day

We love music here at CETRA, and we decided to celebrate National One Hit Wonder Day in our own way.  Celebrated on September 25, National One Hit Wonder Day typically recognizes a single song or artists that have one major hit.  (We love you Vanilla Ice!) We decided to apply this day to words and […]

Volunteering at the Olympic Games

The Summer 2020 Olympic Games are being held in Tokyo, and the many volunteer interpreters are already getting prepared to work with athletes, visitors and many other attendees.  Their preparations were recently featured by the USA Today. The article was well received by our William Gao, who is one of CETRA’s Project Managers.  William was […]

CETRA Offices in Europe, US Open During Mid-Autumn Festival

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 from CETRA to all of our clients, linguists, family and friends across Asia and worldwide. While our office in Korea will be closed 9/12-9/13, our offices in Ireland and the US can help meet your language needs. Please contact us at or request a quote during the holiday! The Mid-Autumn […]