All posts tagged: Translation

Brand name translation – HI-COM

When it comes to dual localization, brand name translation, especially into languages such as Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic, can be very sensitive, and despite the fact the end result may only consist of one or two words or characters, the amount of time, research, and effort involved to arrive at this point can be enormous. This is especially the case in China, where one character may have several meanings, and these meanings may morph into something completely different when paired with another character.

Kate CHERNAVINABrand name translation – HI-COM
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Discover the evolution of e-commerce: China in 2020 – HI-COM

It probably comes as no surprise that e-commerce has also been hugely affected by the global pandemic in 2020. Many experts agree that consumer behaviour has changed significantly in the first quarter of 2020 as a result of Covid-19.  However, despite the strict restrictions, it is clear that e-consumers have now adapted to the current global situation. They are embracing new online shopping habits.

China has rapidly become one of the biggest retail E-commerce markets in the world. Which as a result, has created interest from foreign brands seeking new opportunities to enter the Chinese market.

Kate CHERNAVINADiscover the evolution of e-commerce: China in 2020 – HI-COM
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Popular British Brands in China

Britain and China share a long history. In a world of Brexit and with China’s e-commerce market growing, it will be clear to most that Britain will be looking closely at China to secure one of their trade deals outside of the EU. Britain has some of the most luxurious brands which are hugely popular among Chinese people. With recent predictions stating that China’s middle class is set swell up to 630 million, a large number of British brands will be looking to capture a larger share of the Chinese market. Chinese consumers tend to hold British luxury products highly as they are seen as ‘sophisticated’ and ‘classy’. Today, we will talk about why certain British brands have dominated the Chinese market and remained popular, while others have been less successful.

Kate CHERNAVINAPopular British Brands in China
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The Belt and Road Initiative: accelerating international trade ties

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is a global infrastructure strategy implemented by the Chinese government in hope to form a unified market.  Potentially generating a brand new era of globalisation, the initiative was first introduced in 2013 by Chinese President, Xi Jinping, to improve “connectivity and cooperation on an intercontinental scale”.

Kate CHERNAVINAThe Belt and Road Initiative: accelerating international trade ties
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Top 5 Gaming Languages for You

Today, the gaming industry shares a community of over 2 billion people and it’s only expected to grow.

According to figures in 2018, the gaming industry made over $134 billion and predictions show that those figures are expected double yet again, by 2025.  The gaming industry has now become bigger than both the film and music industries combined, which could be responsible for the rapid growth in online gaming languages and explain how they have become so globally recognized. 

Kate CHERNAVINATop 5 Gaming Languages for You
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Translation of Fantasy books for the Chinese and other markets

Fantasy is one of the most difficult genres to translate. Made-up locations, creatures, and objects may present quite a challenge for a translator, especially if the book is a part of a series. Today we will discuss the methods of translating fantasy books, the main difficulties, and some recommended translation techniques.

Kate CHERNAVINATranslation of Fantasy books for the Chinese and other markets
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The Children’s Book market in China: statistics and translation challenges

Our topic for today is all about China’s children’s book market and children’s book translation. A new study has revealed some interesting statistics on children’s book sales in the Chinese market, which continues to grow year on year. Did you know that in China, over the past ten years, the entire books market has grown by 19% each year? The sector recorded growth of 14.55% in 2018, thanks in particular to the dynamism of children’s books

Kate CHERNAVINAThe Children’s Book market in China: statistics and translation challenges
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