Translations bridge a communication gap between people and businesses. Today, the French language is spoken by over 220 million people around the world, not only in the country of France, but also in in Belgium, Canada, and many African countries.
To overcome the wide communication gaps, translation services assist through simultaneous interpretation, written localizations, video subtitling, documentations and more. These services ensure that messages are carried through wisely, with the original intention in mind.
Cultural French Translations
French is one of the most important diplomatic and influential languages today, being used by NATO, Olympics committee, Economic organizations, the world trade organization, the European commission and more. In many countries, the ability to speak French is crucial when it comes to any types of international communication.
This is the reason that translations must be conducted with a careful consideration of any cultural value.
Common misunderstanding when it comes to France and French Translations
The French community takes much pride in their language, culture, national icons and are therefore less accepting of offensive comments. This is often viewed as dismissal of foreigners, and can be lost in translation.
A phrase like…
‘Ah, la vache!’ which literally means ‘Oh, the cow’ – but really means ‘Oh my goodness’ or
‘Aller au charbon’ which translates to ‘Go to coal’ but should be understood as ’ to do something really difficult.
Both examples might be misunderstood and interpreted negatively.
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