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Tembua - The Precision Language Solution
"The smaller our world becomes, the more important it is that we understand each other."
--Patricia May, CEO & President of Tembua

Does Your Business Translate? 


Have you ever travelled abroad and found it difficult to communicate not only because of the language barrier, but also the cultural barrier? Businesses that are expanding internationally often have the same problem, especially if they do not utilize the services of a multi-lingual localization company first. 

Check out some of the interesting examples of brand translations gone bad below!


Thank You,

Patricia May - CEO
Your Business Name is What!?

11 Brand Names that Sound Hilarious in Different Countries 


You had to see it to believe it!

From a laundry detergent named "Barf" to the many translation fails of Ikea, this article will make you do worldwide brand research before naming your business or products!

Check out the article on HuffPost hereVisit our website for more information on our translation services.

Do You Need to Translate Your English Materials?
Doesn't Everyone Speak English?
Not all documents need to be translated. However, legal documents, instruction manuals, research reports, and patents are another story. Where exact understanding is crucial and particularly where liability may be involved, translation is a worthwhile investment that may pay for itself by preventing costly misunderstandings.

In some cases, translation is required by law and fines can be steep for noncompliance.

Read our full article to learn about another consideration. 
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Business in Brazil?
Brazil 's new Clean Companies Act makes any company doing business in Brazil liable for bribery/corruption charges.  Formerly only government officials could be charged.  Companies doing business in Brazil are urged to translate their compliance documentation and educate their employees. 

Here are some more interesting facts about doing business in Brazil:
  • Brazil is the largest market in Latin America.
  • It is the fifth most populous country in the world. 
  • It has the world's 10th largest economy.
  • Learn more here!
Case Study:
Localization Company 

When the marketing firm,

Yamamoto, came to us to find out if the brand name they had developed was offensive or unpleasant anywhere in the world, Tembua's process surprised them. 

Learn more here!

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