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Japanese Translation Service Article: Translation errors in the technology, business & marketing space

Ever wondered about are the costs of translation errors in the market place?

The cost of translation errors in the market domain

Here’s an article with real world examples showing how companies end up with costly translations. Read Translation: Are You Costing Your Company Money? - Real World Examples. Many, in fact most, companies lose money to translation errors according to an influential research survey cited in this article.

Translation errors cause lost revenue in 80% of global firms. (Source: SDL International Survey)

That may be interesting in-and-of-itself; however, you want to know the specifics, the who, the what and the how much, right? You’re on to something there -- That’s the real interesting stuff! Here you’ll find the details of some of the more spectacular translation errors:

It goes without saying that this list just scratches the surface. In much the same way Internet security breaches are concealed; most companies are reluctant to reveal the true cost of translation snafus because of the negative publicity it brings.

That’s where you come in!

If you believe you have the best translation blooper, then share it! Let our readers put it to the vote to find out if you really have the best translation error of all time! Simply contact us with the details, and we’ll post your blooper on our &DISCUSS translation blog.

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Ivan Vandermerwe is the CEO of SAECULII YK, the owner of Japan, Tokyo based Japanese Translation Service Visit SAECULII for the latest professional case studies, articles and news on Japanese Translation Services

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2 &DISCUSS response(s)

  • 1 » Akiko Akiya (2012-08-18)

    I like looking for bloopers on signs and T-shirts because it's really hilarious. However, translation errors that cause huge financial loss is scary!
  • 2 » Y.Kagami (2012-09-22)

    Great article series! They illustrate how one can end up with costly translations.