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Original‎ Chinese Translation of “Colombiana”‎

The distributors of the action movie Colombiana, which stars Zoe Saldana as a female assassin, ran into a bit of a hurdle when they tried to get the movie approved for distribution in Hong Kong. The problem? An unintentional double entendre in the movie’s original Mandarin title, “Hei-lan-ji...
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Talking Business: How to Avoid a Translation Fail

Some phrases just don’t translate-especially when you are relying on a computer to do the heavy lifting. The International Trade website has published a list of English business phrases that don’t translate well, and it illustrates this point beautifully. Take, for example, the common En...
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