International Translation Day 2017

International Translation Day 2017

Posted by Leanne Sturrock on 30th Sep 2017

The 30th of September marks International Translation Day; its purpose in the modern day to show solidarity of the worldwide translation community as we move ever-closer to the era of globalisation.

Since 1953, International Translation Day has been held on the feast of St. Jerome, the patron saint of translators. As time has progressed, as has the world’s reliance on translators – business, education, and tourism are sectors which all rely on the help of translators, and there are plenty of other examples, too.

The Great Projects are very familiar with the importance of language – while each of our projects require a good command of the English language, we also acknowledge that knowing a good amount of words and phrases can go a long way to not only making you feel more comfortable in a foreign country, but can also be excellent for building relationships with locals. After all, it is certainly polite to use basic manners, wherever you go – so why not see if you can pick up a few key words today?

Below, we have three simple infographics which outline the key words and phrases any traveller should use when visiting a new country. Whether you visit Costa Rica, China, or Malaysia (or even Indonesia, should you be with a Malay-speaking community!), you can be confident when speaking in pleasantries. Give it a go, and add any of your favourite words or phrases in the comments below!

Costa Rica Infographic

Chinese Language Infographic

Malay Language Infographic


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