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May 25, 2017
The power of Scandinavian languages

Did you know that Danish, Norwegian, Faroese, Swedish, and Icelandic are a group of Germanic languages that together form the group of Scandinavian languages? Interestingly, Scandinavian countries are listed among the top 10 countries in the world as being the richest, happiest, most advanced, and healthiest. This is thanks to the Nordic countries’ booming economy. So, let’s explore the influence of Scandinavian languages on our world’s economy.

Scandinavian languages, businesses, and the world’s economy

Nordic countries tend to have quite a lot in common – they are small economies wherein foreign trade has a great deal economic significance. They’re also some of the most competitive economies on our globe.

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May 17, 2017
Translators Without Borders – fighting to make the world easier to understand

The latest alien invasion film, “Arrival,” put it best when they said “language is the foundation of civilization. It is a glue that holds people together…”

We couldn’t agree more. Thanks to the likes of Skype, Google Translate, and other barrier-breakers, we’re getting better at understanding and communicating across cultures and languages. And, while machine translation is certainly improving at a rapid pace, it’s not always enough. Communication is merely an aid, but it can only help if it is delivered in the correct language. This is the belief of Translators without Borders.

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May 9, 2017
Celebrating European languages with Europe Day

If you’ve never heard of Europe Day, you may be impressed to learn that it is a dedicated day of celebration of unity and peace throughout Europe.

The Council of Europe celebrates the day on May 5, while the rest of the European Union celebrate on May 9. The day of celebration dates back to 1964, with the idea being that founding members, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands would pool their steel and coal resources to create a common market and import and export duties would be lifted. Interestingly, May 9 coincides with Victory Day, which is celebrated in some parts of Eastern Europe.

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