The Difference between Simplified and Traditional Chinese

Over 1 billion people in the world speak and understand the Chinese language, but not all of them use the same written dialect. So, if you have a product or service that targets this market, it can sometimes be confusing to decide which one to use in terms of translation and localization. The Chinese writing […]

Lexcode 2017: New Look, Same Premium Language Service

Entering 2017, Lexcode has unveiled its new look with its improved and modernized logo. As a professional translation company which has been in the field for almost two decades, its improved corporate identity is a manifestation of its continuous pursuit of excellence in providing quality language services in the Philippines and the rest of Asia. […]

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 […]

Connecting Worlds: Pedro Fraile Aranda (Spanish < > English Translator)

No matter your level of language proficiency, it is always important to learn new words and expressions every day. As a frequent traveler, Pedro knows this all too well. Having worked as a translator for almost 5 years now, these seemingly trivial things are vital to produce the best translation quality. Read on to know […]

5 Notorious Mistakes in Choosing a Business Translation Agency and How to Avoid Them

There’s a huge influx of companies eyeing to expand their business worldwide. Decades ago, this seemed like a total bark at the moon considering the cost in widening service or product distribution as well as communication. In this digital age, it’s no longer impossible. Any venture who wishes to make some name on a foreign […]

5 Common Types of Translation Service Startup Businesses Should Know About

Coming up with the decision to expand one’s company services require more than just a solid budget plan. Reaching out to other countries would mean that one would also need to communicate with the market using their local language. This is where translation services come in. At present, there are lots of agencies offering translation […]

Instinct, Communication, and the Language Barriers

Although we humans are considered different from animals, we are similar to them in terms of instinct. Like animals, we are able to determine our needs with instinct. With it, we humans know that we need food for survival, fire for warmth, and shelter for safety. It is also through instinct that communication was developed, […]