The Seven Seeds

Lexcode’s office in Seoul has just made it to the top spot in Korea’s language translation and interpretation industry with their 2017 revenue. To our delight, Lexcode Philippines has reported record-breaking sales after two years of setback. The 7Cs that spell who wins in Lexcode are the tenets by which its founder, Young Ham, operates the […]

Things You Need to Know About Language and Translation

Thanks to language and translation, breaking barriers became possible. Also, the global market is increasingly becoming more connected, thus making businesses up their games and search for innovative and engaging ways to connect with their audience. This is why translation and transcription companies are very much in demand in today’s scene. However, language and translation […]

5 Ways of Forming New English Words

English, just like any other living language, is dynamic. As civilizations progress, the language that people speak changes along with it. Intentionally or not, people invent new words every now and then to better express what they mean or just for the fun. Words like “adorkable,” (being socially inept in an endearing way) and “hangry” […]

Robots vs. Humans: Who Will Triumph in Translation?

The competition between robots and humans is getting more and more intense as the automation technology continues to progress. Over the years, there have been major concerns about robotics taking over the workplace and eventually replacing humans in multitudes of jobs. While each has its own limitations, who will take over the world of translation? […]

Million-Dollar Translation Mistakes Made by International Companies

The combination of marketing and translation blunders is a recipe for disaster; this is especially true for global businesses. Localizing a brand is no easy task. Even companies with several years of experience have fallen into the deadly trap of hiring substandard translators, which makes you think they should have known better! Listed below are […]

Lost in Translation: Five Untranslatable Words in English

Translation is not an exact science and more often than not, you will find it hard to find a word that would directly translate to your own tongue. It actually makes sense as each language is colored by our experiences and, as a distinct group of people, by culture. For example, did you know that […]

The “X” in Christmas

“Merry Xmas!” Are you one of those people who frown when the abbreviation Xmas is used instead of the word Christmas as you somehow believe that using such abbreviation is taking Christ out of Christmas, literally and figuratively? Surprisingly, there is nothing wrong in using Xmas as it turns out that the word itself has […]

Celebrating Christmas Around the World

It’s the last month of the year and for most people around the world, it means only one thing: CHRISTMAS! Let’s take a look at some of the more unconventional ways people from around the world celebrate this festive occasion. Merry Christmas!—Australia While the common notion for Christmas is snow and reindeers pulling Santa’s sleigh, […]

A Charity Event for the Deaf

Lexcode recently hosted a charity event entitled Love: the Only Language without Barriers at the Philippine School for the Deaf (PSD) in Pasay City last December 9. 30 top students coming from different classes were selected to participate in the event. Fun interactive games have encouraged these students to mingle and have a remarkable time […]

When Words Stop to Mean What You Think They Mean

When something is cool, you think it’s hip, modern, or in. But did you know that this word originally meant “a measure of butter amounting to about 40 lb.” or a “butter container”? Welcome to the confusing world of words! Through usage, words change their meaning over time, often morphing into something that one would […]