The Dragon Has Entered: English to Chinese Translation | translation

The People’s Republic of China is viewed through different lenses even today. Exotic. Mysterious. Aggressive. Fascinating. These are just some of the monikers that are pasted onto this 9.597 million square kilometres that make up the Land of the Dragon.What is China today? How did “Made in China” become the most sighted marking on manufactured goods? Why has speaking and writing Chinese gained such significance? If the Chinese don’t master English, isn’t the obvious solution for English users to master Chinese and translate, translate, translate??!What is China today?
China is a land surrounded by the Gobi desert in the North, thick, impenetrable forests in the South, the Himalayas on the West and the Pacific Ocean in the East. This is why early civilisation had limited interactions with this country. The politics of this country also added to its economic and cultural isolation. It was only in the 1970s that the winds of radical economic reforms swept through China’s vast landscape and ushered in a global trade economy. The Communist government in China has opened up not just the market but the free flow of trade and technology across its borders.Today:
China is the second largest economy in the world next to the USA
a global hub of manufacturing
the largest exporter and the second largest importer of goods and
the largest trading nation.Add to these facts that China happens to weigh in with a population of 1,382,323,332 and growing every millisecond (yes, count it live by clicking on the link and you will see how fast the number changes!), and you will know the mind-boggling economy and market that is being considered.Tongue tied in English
The emphasis on English education in China took off only in 1979 when the dragon established strong diplomatic ties with the American eagle. With estimates of English “speakers” as low as 10 million and English “learners” at 300 million, China has still a long way to go in free and easy communication considering that a sizeable chunk of the West uses English. So, is this mammoth, well connected market to remain incommunicado? Hardly!”If the mountaine will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet will goe to the mountaine”So said Sir Francis Bacon in his Essays, 1625.Translation: If the Chinese don’t learn English, then English users will have to learn Chinese.The official language of China and Taiwan is Mandarin or Standard Chinese. It is also one of the four official languages of Singapore.Cantonese (a variety of Yue Chinese) is the official language of Hong Kong and Macau, the two mostly self governing special administrative regions of China.The script uses characters called hanzi: there are more than 100,000 individual characters. Roughly speaking, each character represents a syllable and can be used individually or in combinations to form words. A recent development has divided this script to simplified Chinese which uses reduced and simpler characters; this is used mostly in Mainland China. The traditional version still continues in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau.Pinyin, the official transliteration system using the Latin alphabet, has also been developed to ease pronunciation.In addition, it should be noted that Mandarin Chinese is spoken by the well heeled Chinese communities of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines and Mongolia where the Dragon makes its presence pretty prominent and breathes a scorching breath.Language translates to business
With China encouraging the free flow of business and becoming the golden land of opportunity, communicating in Chinese takes on varied shapes and colours if this high potential market has to be tapped deeper and deeper.
Professional Chinese translation has to be specific to the targeted area and the purpose which demands this service. For example, if the target market is Mainland China and /or Singapore, the type of written Chinese would be Simplified Chinese. Yet, Traditional Chinese would be the lingua franca for businesses operating within the Hi-tech industry and simplified Chinese preferred for companies in manufacturing sectors.Translators from English to Chinese need to know much more than just the languages: a good translation company will offer translators who are cognizant with the kind of profession that the translation is required for.Minding businesses
There are many needs for professional translation that arise in the course of business.Language and tone of translation has to suit each need. There is no such thing as a broad brush that you can paint Chinese with! Documents dealing with, patents, resumes, medical cases, educational certificates, brochures, insurance, visas… the list is endless when a country opens its doors to the rest of the world.Add to this the nuances of the Chinese script where a stroke or a syllable can change the entire context or meaning. Work in the dominance of English as the language of business and trade. Take in the fact of the Chinese ethos being a little known and tentatively understood denominator and the care to be taken to keep niceties of language uppermost. The formula for success dictates that English be skilfully translated into Chinese minding text, script, language, tone and suitability.This is why expert translation is needed. No automated or translation software can actually fit the bill in a language like Chinese. It’s good enough to order a plate of schezwan noodles and kung pao chicken, but not when your needs are professional and your aim is the sky.China still burns exotic in many minds. But as the People’s Republic increasingly demolishes the “Great Wall” that had once surrounded its isolationist mindset, the layers of mystery are being peeled away. China is a prosperous and booming economy today. Make your presence felt in the Big Bang.
Translate your business strategies to success. Literally.

Budgeting Education Loan | Education

The rising cost of education has compelled students to find new ways of funding their studies. They strive to get scholarships and pursue financial institutions for borrowing student loans but still they remain short of money. Most of the students don’t know how much money they need for pursuing their degree. They don’t include hostel rent, books prices, commuting expenses etc. as their education expense. This may be the reason that a large number of college students always remain short of funds. A brief analysis of savings and expenditure will be of great help for such students.Budgeting EducationStudents should calculate some requisite expenditure for budgeting education.
o Calculate the college fees.
o Calculate the approximate amount you have to spend in buying books, commuting to college and hostel rent.
o Add the calculated amount to get the approximate value.This calculation will help students to know how much they need to earn their degrees. A student, who knows how much money he or she needs, can easily find ways for arranging the fund.
Funding Education
Primarily there are three ways to fund your education.
o Family savings
o Scholarship
o Education LoanStudents can use these options according to their requirement.Family Savings: Every household keeps some amount for unseen expenditures. If your parents have saved a good amount then it can be the best source of money for you.
Scholarship: In USA it is said that there is a scholarship for everyone. If you are going to study in USA then there are opportunities of earning a scholarship. Students can find a number of scholarships on American websites. Do not worry if you are not studying in USA. Students can search for scholarships in their own country.o Search for the educational institutions, which have provision for awarding scholarship to students.
o Some social organizations give scholarships to needy students for studying. Search for such organization through newspaper, career counseling and asking fellow students.
o There are companies, which give scholarships to the progeny of their employees. Your parents can ask their office administration for scholarship.
o Kind hearted persons also award scholarships to financially challenged students.The best way to find a scholarship is to read the literature. Remember scholarship is never returned. It is the free money, which you can use according to your requirements. Earn as much scholarships as you can and arrange maximum free money for your studies.
Education Loan: You can borrow education loans from Government or Private financial institutions. The government banks follow strict rules while lending loans to students.
Private financial institutions such as Credila Financial Services (www.credila.com) on the other hand are hassle free with door step service in giving education loans to needy students. Applying for both types of education loans is wise because if a student fails to get government loan then still that student has a chance to get private loan.There is another way of borrowing education loans. Companies give loans to their employees on low rate of interest. Your father can borrow loan from his company fund for funding your education budget. Social organizations help their members by providing funds without any interest. You can take membership of such institutions for financial gains.
One must keep in mind that the loan has to be returned. However students can get some relaxation in time but they can’t escape from returning their education loan installments.
Repaying Education LoanStudents must start preparation for repaying their education loan installments right from the day they enter college. Giving tuitions to juniors is the best way to arrange funds for loan installments. If you get enough time after attending college then you can do some part time job relevant with your course. It will give you double benefit. One you will get money and the second you will get experience. None of the degrees available guarantee a job that is why it will be beneficial if you start arranging fund for paying education loan installments right after you get the loan.

The Benefits of Getting Produce From a Farmer – Part II | agriculture

A recent article caught my attention regarding the giant seed company, Monsanto Company, and the suit filed against them by 60 small family farmers, seed businesses, and organic agricultural organizations. For those of you who don’t know, Monsanto is the mega giant seed company who distributes genetically modified seed to those chosen to produce specific crops at the request of the federal government.Until I became aware of Monsanto, I figured that there were big farms and small farms, and that was just “the way it was”. As I researched Monsanto, I realized that their business practices were putting the choice of the American public at grave risk. I want to be able to eat foods that appeal to me, not necessarily the foods that the government decides it wants to subsidize.Buying your produce from a local farmer will do two things:
It will give you a much greater variety of food than you can find in the grocery store.
You will know that “organic” means something healthy and the food is unlikely to have originated from a genetically modified seed.
The problem with Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds is that they contaminate all the crops in the surrounding ares, destroying organic seed for the same type of crop. The argument for the use of genetically modified seed is to increase production and decrease dependency on herbicide use, both of which are believed to be false claims.There is fear that if Monsanto is allowed to continue to create genetically modified seed that contaminates and destroys organic seed, they will eventually have a complete monopoly on our food supply.Going into battle with such a mega-giant is not something I wish to promote. However, all of us should understand where our food comes from, what is behind the food that is grown and harvested here in the United States and how it came to be.Growing your own produce is obviously the ideal way to ensure the quality of your food, but that simply is not practical for those who live in urban areas. We are truly dependent on the small farmers of this country to bring us good, healthy, and nutritious food. By purchasing food from our local farms we are sending a message to corporate farming that we prefer to make our own choices and we have a greater variety of choice.Let me share my experience as an example. Prior to joining a CSA (community supported agriculture) I purchased my produce at the local supermarket. (Hint: the word super-market should alert you…) I found I was eating the same things day after day, week after week. After joining the CSA I discovered the true delights of Swiss chard, collard greens kale, mizuna, turnip greens, golden beets, kohlrabi greens, heirloom tomatoes in shades of red, green, yellow, orange, purple, and black, four types of cucumbers including lemon cucumbers that are out of this world, Easter egg radishes, royal turnips just to name a few new items in my diet.It has been proven that the greater the variety of the produce you eat, the healthier you are. How can genetically modified food possibly compete with this? I want choice in my food. By purchasing food from a local farmer, you, too, will vote for food choice both now and in the future.For more information about the genetically modified seed produced by Monsanto and the suit brought against them by small family farmers, seed businesses, and organic agricultural organizations, please go to: http://www.pubpat.org/osgatavmonsantofiled.htm.