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Language Fun Facts: Russian Edition

It might seem obvious that each language has its own difficulties. Languages can be so different from one another that some linguistic aspects of one language can seem odd and amusing to another nation. Let’s have some fun with Russian.

Read More… Posted on April 19, 2017

Chocolate eggs and Matzah brei

It’s that time of year when the supermarkets get filled with eggs, chocolate and cute chicks as the western world prepares to celebrate Easter. But what other celebrations are happening this time of year?

Read More… Posted on April 11, 2017

Branching off from Indo-European Languages

Have you ever wondered where languages come from? You will probably be surprised to learn that most languages belong to one group of languages that are classified as Indo-European.

Read More… Posted on April 5, 2017

The Task of Localising Harry Potter

​It’s likely that you’ve read one or all of the Harry Potter books, perhaps even multiple times. But have you ever wondered how J.K. Rowling’s brilliant plays on words were localised for different countries worldwide?​

Read More… Posted on March 29, 2017

English as a Lingua Franca

With the increase of globalisation, in the past few decades we have found ourselves communicating more and more with people with different native languages and the need to find a common language arose. Although some have tried to concoct a language that would serve this purpose, English has now become the means of communication among speakers of different mother tongues.


Read More… Posted on March 22, 2017

The Holi Festival of Colours

​You may have noticed that the days are starting to get longer and the colours around us are getting brighter. Today, as we enjoy a lovely March sunny day, we’d like to tell you about the Holi Festival of Colours.​

Read More… Posted on March 14, 2017

Happy International Women’s Day!

​Today, the 8th of March, is International Women’s Day! And to celebrate we’re going to look at what makes this day so important to women around the world.​

Read More… Posted on March 8, 2017

Is it Pancake Day?

​The day finally arrived: Pancake Day! We’ve been busy bees here at GoLocalise and what better way to spoil ourselves than with some sweet treats? 

Read More… Posted on February 28, 2017

Gearing Up for Carnival Celebrations

As we say goodbye to winter and we start feeling the warmer spring rays of sunshine on our skin, we are also getting ready to celebrate maybe the most colourful festivity of the year: Carnival.

Read More… Posted on February 22, 2017

Why do texts need to be retranslated?

As texts grow old, sometimes their meanings do too. Words that are relevant to a generation or a century will sooner or later become obsolete. 

Read More… Posted on February 15, 2017


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