Entries by Star Translation

Chinese New Year: Year of the Sheep

Year of the Sheep or Goat Preparations are taking place across Dublin and around the world for the Chinese New Year, which will kick off on the 19th of February. It’s one of the longest festival in the Chinese calendar running through to the 24th of February. Celebrations begin on Chinese New Year’s eve and […]

How Nintendo’s Mario Became Wario

Mario became Wario, how a little translation changed a game character Game players around the world love Mario and his antagonist, Wario. Although Wario isn’t a bad guy; he’s just a baddish, tougher version of Mario! How did Nintendo come up with the name Wario? Actually there are a couple of interesting facts around this. […]

Hidden Meanings in STAR Logo

Discover Hidden Meanings in STAR There is always more to a company logo than meets the eye. Recently, we had a great time looking at the hidden messages in the logos of many of the world’s most popular brands. What about the STAR Translation logo? Designed over 30 years ago, it has a number of […]

How Big is a Global Company?

Global Companies There are many interesting facts we come across in our business dealings with global companies. An interesting question is what exactly does it mean to be a global company? STAR Translation has 44 offices on 5 continents and employs some 900 people. Are we a big company? For fun, we had a look […]

Countries and Languages Quiz

Name the four countries whose flags are represented above. Try the Countries and Languages Quiz We want to know how much you know about languages and the countries that speak said languages. Above there are four countries. Can you name them and their respective languages? Comment to answer… The STAR Team

Medical Miscommunication

From Poor Handwriting to Google Translate, Medical Miscommunication Doctors’ handwriting had always been considered a menace around medical wards and general practices until recently a new one surfaced: Google Translate. Anyone who has ever resorted to using Google’s alternative machine translation tool, even for non-medical reasons, knows what confusion it can cause.And yet this hasn’t […]

The Migratory Language Welsh

Migratory Language Welsh lands in Argentina Over 150 years ago,  some 150 Welsh migrants took to the seas seeking a new way of life in the new world. They gave themselves three places to choose from as their new home: Vancouver Island, Palestine or Argentina. Ultimately they chose Argentina to settle and establish a new […]