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Part 7 of #lingokingSummer16 – Daniel, Business Process Manager

With the seventh part of #lingokingSummer16 today, our summer series is coming to an end. (If you want to get to know the rest of the team, you will have to wait until next summer.) We proudly present our lingoking family member: DANIEL, Business Process Manager. Hard facts – What you should know about Daniel Very Bavarian: Daniel is active in a “Burschenverein” (a Bavarian young men’s association) Daniels roots lie in the read more…

Part 5 of #lingokingSummer16 – Steffi, Project Manager

Part 5 of #lingokingSummer16! We proudly present our lingoking family member: STEFFI, Project Manager Hard facts – What you should know about Steffi Steffi loves the Scandinavian countries and languages. She studied Scandinavian languages and spent 9 month in Norway. She loves music! Steffi likes to spend her time on concerts and festivals and her money on vinyl. She’s a detail girl. For quality checks of translations that comes in handy!   1. What do read more…

Part 4 of #lingokingSummer16 – Martin, Sales Manager

Next round of #lingokingSummer16! We proudly present our lingoking family member: MARTIN, Sales Manager Hard facts – What you should know about Martin Martin is a professional translator and likes to discover Munich by bike. After work, he enjoys meeting up with friends. When the weather is good, you can find him by the Isar river!   1. What do you love about your work at lingoking? The friendly colleagues, the team read more…

Part 3 of the series #lingokingSummer16: – Serena, Head of Operations bei lingoking

Every week, we present one of our lingoking employees in a brief summer profile here on our blog. #lingokingSummer16 We proudly present our lingoking family member   SERENA TIRINNANZI, our Head of Operations   Hard facts – what you should know about Serena:   Multi-tasking talent Head of Operations at lingoking She is also a state-certified interpreter and has a Master of Arts in conference interpreting   Here Serena tells us about read more…

Part 1 of the series #lingokingSummer16 – Diane, project manager at lingoking

Today is the launch of our social media series #lingokingSummer16. Every Thursday over the coming weeks, we will present one of our lingoking employees in a brief summer profile here on our blog. Since it is Bastille Day in France, it is quite fitting that we start today with our French member of the lingoking family.    We proudly present our lingoking family member:   DIANE BAUMER, our project manager   Hard facts read more…

Training as a language service provider: How do I become a translator or interpreter?

As the language services agency with the largest Germany-wide database of certified interpreters and translators, we at lingoking are often asked how you actually enter these professions. Because I am a trained translator myself, I can really understand this interest, and therefore want to give a small overview of the different routes into the interpreting and translating professions. Many roads lead to Rome This saying fits the language services sector read more…

One language and yet so many differences

Almost every language has various dialects, mostly with strong regional variation. However, in some languages, such as English and Spanish, language variations have developed that are, in some cases, very different indeed. As the most widespread languages with various language variants are English and Spanish, this article goes into greater detail regarding the origins of these languages as well as several differences in the various language variations.

We have been there – #DKonf2015

On October 2 and 3 the first DialogKonferenz for all translators, interpreters and agencies took place at the former main customs office in Hamburg. The event organizer was the Deutsche Verband der freien Übersetzer und Dolmetscher (German association of freelance translators and interpreters, DVÜD). The goal of the event was to create an exchange between language service providers, i.e. interpreters and translators, and their suppliers. The round table was a particular read more…

It’s a crazy wor(l)d: The craziest languages in the world – and why

Tuvan. Wolof. Zazaki. – Have you ever even heard of them? Tuvan, Wolof and Zazaki are languages. Tuvan (also known as Tuvinian) is spoken by around 200,000 nomads who roam around southern Siberia and Mongolia. Wolof is one of the Niger-Congo languages. More than three million people in West Africa (mainly in Senegal) speak this exotic language. Zazaki, on the other hand, is the popular speech of the so-called Zaza, who read more…