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Ramadan 2017 – how does the ninth month of the Islamic calendar impact research?

Written by Maria Green on Friday, 26 May 2017. Posted in Language and Culture

Ramadan 2017 – how does the ninth month of the Islamic calendar impact research?

The holy month of Ramadan 2017 began this weekend and Muslims around the world will be fasting during daylight hours. Find out how this may impact any planned research, and how you can make the most of opportunities that it presents. If you haven’t factored Ramadan into your research plan don’t worry - your friendly translation and cultural experts at RP Translate are on hand to help.

 

Creating Universal Data: can Emojis transcend multilingual research?

Written by Becky Kinnersley on Thursday, 16 February 2017. Posted in Interesting Articles

Read time: 4 minutes

Creating Universal Data: can Emojis transcend multilingual research?

Linguists have always been intrigued by pictorial and symbolic languages. Consider the Egyptians and their hieroglyphs, the Mexicans and their Aztec language or we can even go as far back to a time when spoken language hadn’t fully evolved and humans would communicate with cave paintings. And now, the dawn of the digital age - with its plethora of revolutionary technologies - has brought with it a new pictorial language: Emoji.

 

Knowing which language to use when speaking to your Chinese respondents

Written by Chris Barnard on Tuesday, 24 January 2017. Posted in Language and Culture

Knowing which language to use when speaking to your Chinese respondents

China is home to a multitude of languages and dialects, many of which are not mutually intelligible. Simply referring to the “Chinese language” is too vague but, helpfully, geography plays a major role in identifying the differences. To narrow things down, official languages are Standard Mandarin (Mainland China and Taiwan), Cantonese (Hong Kong and Macau), English (Hong Kong) and Portuguese (Macau). Chinese language is spoken in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore and other areas with historic immigration from China.

Brilliant Business – China (Top 10 Brilliant Business Tips for China)

Written by Maria Green on Tuesday, 24 January 2017. Posted in Brilliant Business

read time: 3-4 minutes

Brilliant Business – China (Top 10 Brilliant Business Tips for China)

China (officially the People's Republic of China, PRC) is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia, governed by the Communist Party of China. With a population of over 1.381 billion, it is the world’s most populous country and counts for nearly 20% of the world’s entire population. 2015 saw China’s Market Research industry grow by nearly 15% and this does not look to be slowing down any time soon. The capital of China is Beijing, with major urban areas also including Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Shenzhen, Tianjin and Hong Kong (it also claims sovereignty over Taiwan).

 

The Holy Grail of Market Research Participation

Written by Ruth Partington on Tuesday, 17 January 2017. Posted in Interesting Articles

Read time: 2 minutes

Mahjong  © G RaismanThis article was originally published on January 16th, 2017, by GRBN: http://grbnnews.com/holy-grail-market-research-participation/  

Picture this:

A cold weekend morning. A busy shopping street. Someone shouts out something that sounds like ‘Shmarget Reachearcher’ and the crowds start to move, morph, come together in concentric circles with a single individual at their centre, holding a clipboard.

‘Pick me! Pick me!’ the clamouring masses shout. ‘I want to take part!’

 

Lending our support – TWB reaches 40 million translated words!

Written by Maria Green on Thursday, 12 January 2017. Posted in Latest News

TWB Silver Sponsor RP Translate have been a proud Silver Sponsor of Translators without Borders (TWB) since 2014. Every day, TWB (a non-profit organisation) provides access to vital and life-saving knowledge. Volunteers connect humanitarian organizations with a professional community of volunteer translators to communicate critical information across a network of countries and cultures. Translators without Borders contributes to humanitarian efforts through translating a range of materials such as crisis response and health information, as well as through raising awareness of the costly impact of ignoring language barriers.

We are delighted to share great news about a milestone that TWB has just reached….

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