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A hunt for clues: What are planned languages?

Most of us have probably heard of Esperanto. But what actually is it? And what are Esperanto and other planned languages actually used for? A hunt for clues. Definition Planned languages are languages which have been artificially constructed. So far so good. In contrast to natural languages – German, English, Wolof or whatever – these languages are conceptualised on paper and haven’t developed naturally in the last (couple of million) read more…

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 6 of #lingokingSummer16 – Friedemann, Head of Sales

This is round 6 of our sommer series #lingokingSummer16. (And this week seems to be summer at last!) We proudly present our lingoking family member: FRIEDEMANN, Head of Sales Hard facts – What you should know about Friedemann Commander: When the Sales team can’t decide where to go for lunch, he speaks the final command. Between business trips and leading his team he still finds the time for little chats. Everything under read more…

Thank you for 6 years lingoking!

We want to say thank you! To all our translators and interpreters, our customers and our team. With your help we’ve reached todays mile stone: 6 years lingoking!

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…

Start of the series #lingokingSummer2016 – From 14th July

On Thursday 14th July, we are launching our social media series #lingokingSummer2016. Every Thursday for the next few weeks, we will present the summer plans of one of our employees. Each „lingoking family member“ will reveal here what she or he particularly likes about working at lingoking, what their holiday destinations are for summer 2016 and what you should never forget to put in your suitcase. Enjoy reading these blog posts read more…

Lost in translation: 7 ridiculous film title translations

Hollywood films enjoy a very high level of popularity in German-speaking countries. However, in Germany, unlike in Scandinavian countries for example, the films are not released in the cinemas in their original language – they are dubbed. This means that more often than not, the original titles are changed and the translated titles differ a great deal from the original. In many cases, the English title is actually replaced with read more…

How do lingokings celebrate Christmas? Part 4: Our managing director Nils

Just three days to go until Christmas! Some look forward to relaxing get-togethers with friends and family, others panic frantically on the hunt for last-minute presents. For us we feel a tinge of melancholy that our short introductory series with our managing director Nils Mahler is coming to an end. Nils and lingoking Nils is responsible for Sales and Marketing at lingoking. He is particularly interested in languages, because language read more…

How do lingokings celebrate Christmas? Part 4: Our director, Timo

Over the last 14 days, the Advents calendar has become lighter and lighter, whilst we have become, if we’re honest, heavier and heavier. It comes as no surprise after all the Christmas parties and visits to the Christmas markets. 10 days to go before the big day and that means that it’s founder number three, director Timo Müller’s, turn in our festive series. Timo and lingoking Timo is responsible for read more…