Bahrain IKEA Mistranslates Ad, Makes Smooth Recovery

In eloquent fashion, Ikea in Bahrain rebounded from what could have been either a clerical error or a clever marketing tactic. The Twittersphere took...

Why US citizens should embrace Spanish

The United States has no official language. While English certainly serves as the de facto language, Spanish continues to grow as a primary and secondary tongue among the nation’s inhabitants. MultiLingual's just-released edition on Spanish details the importance of the language around the rest of the world, too.

Five not-so-obvious benefits of learning Japanese for work and business

While we’re pretty sure you have tried sushi or ramen in your home country, there's a lot more to learn about Japanese culture. From becoming more approachable to further appreciating Japanese entertainment, if you are able to connect with their way of life, doors and opportunities will open up for you.

Noli Timere: Seamus Heaney, Translation, and a Wall in Dublin

Seamus Heaney, the Irish poet and playwright, passed away in Dublin on 30 August, 2013, after a short illness. His last words, sent by text...

Google Translate Causes Vaccine Mishap

Last week, MultiLingual reported on a Virginia Department of Health website translation error that incorrectly told Spanish speakers they don’t need coronavirus vaccines. New information...

pi or omeros

Boing Boing reports (via the BBC) that a Japanese man managed to “remember” pi to 83,431 decimal places, doubling the world record. He took...

Merry Christmas around the world

"Merry Christmas" is a phrase that people all over the world can recognize, even if they do not speak English. People have their own versions in their own languages and dialects. Here are 100 versions for you to peruse, with more here if you're curious.

Bill to Improve Language Access in Mortgage Servicing

Last week, the United States House Committee on Financial Services passed a bill that would improve language access services during the mortgage lending process....

Song title translation on Spotify complicates search for users

Spotify recently addressed user concerns regarding the automatic translation of song names into English, making titles in languages such as Chinese particularly difficult to find on the platform.