Common Translation Slip-Ups

What are the most common translation slip-ups and how can they be avoided?    We’ve all seen the amusingly translated menu description that puts you off ordering a particularly gruesome-sounding dish, or the shop sign confusing customers such as the following...

The Microbiome and IBD

The microbiome and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)   Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), can be really tough conditions to live with at times.  They cause an inflamed gut and symptoms include severe pain,...
Language and its Effect on Social Attitudes

Language and its Effect on Social Attitudes

明日            来年           昨日 現在形 未来会 過去形 The Japanese language clearly demonstrates how language affects attitudes. The distinction between present and future tense is a little blurry in Japanese. English phrases like “will” or “be going to,” which indicate the...