Unstoppable (ባለራዕይ አይቆምም) Book Inauguration

The book titled "Unstoppable" (ባለራዕይ አይቆምም), highlighting the autobiography of visionary Eyob Tewoldemedhin, was inaugurated on the 10th of January 2024 (January 01, 2016, Ethiopian Date), at the Skylight Hotel in Addis Ababa. During the inaugural event, Mr. Abadula Gemeda, the founder of the Deborah Foundation, Dr. Brock Keder, the Director-General of the Federal Technical and Vocational Training Institute, Benyam Belete, the radio and television manager of the unit, Tubu Bele, a journalist, various artists, authors, and invited guests, including Ethiostar representative Mr. Tesfaye Fekadu, were in attendance. The book…

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? EthioStar Translation and Localization PLC ?

? Volume 3 | November 2023 Monthly Newsletter ? ?✨ Bringing You the Latest Updates and Achievements ✨? Dear Valued Clients and Partners, ? We're thrilled to share our latest accomplishments and updates from EthioStar Translation and Localization PLC for November 2023! ? ? Served Clients: We extend heartfelt gratitude to Safaricom Ethiopia, Ethiopian Airlines, IOM, Ecom, Greek School, Eternal Media, All God’s Children International, Triple Bottom Line, Equb Financial Technology, and Berry Advertising for your continued trust and partnership. ? New Collaborations: We're excited to welcome Light for the…

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Ethiostar Translation and Localization PLC – August 2023 Newsletter

Dear Valued Member of Ethiostar Big Family, We hope this message finds you thriving as we bid adieu to the vibrant month of August. We're excited to share the incredible journey of Ethiostar Translation and Localization PLC with you, our valued subscribers. Key Performances and Achievements Welcoming New Talent August saw the addition of six exceptionally talented freelance translators to our team. These individuals conquered rigorous selection processes and demanding tests, ensuring we maintain the highest standards in translation and localization services. Serving Diverse Clients Our commitment to excellence remains…

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Successful Completion of Our Comprehensive Training Program

We are thrilled to announce the successful completion of our comprehensive training program for seven talented translators at Ethiostar Translation and Localization. After three months of rigorous training and exams, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to each participant for their commendable commitment to honing their translation skills. Remember, every experience is an opportunity for growth. Keep pursuing excellence in your craft, embracing new technologies, and staying updated with the evolving linguistic landscape. Your dedication and expertise are invaluable assets to our organization. Congratulations to our remarkable team of translators! We…

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The History of Translation in Ethiopia: A Journey Through Time and Prominent Figures

Ethiopia's history of translation is a rich tapestry woven through the centuries, playing a pivotal role in the country's cultural, religious, and intellectual landscape. Throughout this journey, Ethiopia has been home to prominent personalities who have made indelible contributions to the realm of translation. Ancient EthiopiaThe Kingdom of Aksum, a historical powerhouse from 150 BC to 940 AD, held a strategic position along the trade route connecting Rome and India. This era necessitated language translation for diplomacy and commerce. Greek, Ge'ez, and Sabaean were among the languages commonly translated, with…

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Read more about the article Unraveling the Magic of Onomatopoeia and Ideophones: Language that Echoes Sounds
Onomatopoeia is more than just a term; it's a linguistic dance where words mirror the sounds they represent. Imagine the word "ጣሚ" (tasty/sweet) in Amharic.

Unraveling the Magic of Onomatopoeia and Ideophones: Language that Echoes Sounds

Have you ever paused to ponder why words like "buzz," "meow/ሚያው," or "splash" seem to perfectly mimic the noises they symbolize? It's as if the words themselves hold the sounds they signify, creating a unique symphony in language. This captivating linguistic phenomenon is known as Onomatopoeia, a melody that resonates with the world of sound. Sounding Out Onomatopoeia Onomatopoeia is more than just a term; it's a linguistic dance where words mirror the sounds they represent. Imagine the word "ጣሚ" (tasty/sweet) in Amharic. This word imitates the sound produced by…

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Unraveling the Enigma: Exploring the World’s Most Difficult Language to Learn

Language learning is a fascinating journey that opens doors to new cultures, ideas, and connections. While many languages present unique challenges, there are a few that stand out as particularly complex and demanding. In this article, we embark on an exploration of the world's most difficult language to learn, delving into the reasons behind its complexity and offering intriguing examples that will leave you in awe of the linguistic puzzle it presents. The Infamous Tonal Dialects of Chinese:One language family that often tops the list of the most difficult languages…

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Unraveling the Company Controversy – A Lesson in Subtext

In a world where words carry immense power, media personalities are acutely aware of the impact of their statements. A single misstep can lead to dire consequences, affecting trust, marketability, and loyalty. Such was the case back in 2011, when a seemingly innocent comment from Shigeru Miyamoto, the mastermind behind the iconic Super Mario Bros video game franchise and beloved Nintendo mascot, sparked an unexpected storm. Reports emerged claiming that Miyamoto was stepping into early retirement, sending shockwaves through the gaming community and beyond. The news spread like wildfire, leaving…

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5 Essential Tips for Tailoring Your Content to Different Markets

In today's interconnected world, reaching diverse audiences and connecting with them on a deeper level is essential for business success. In this article, we will delve into five indispensable tips that will empower you to effectively tailor your content for different markets. By understanding cultural nuances, localizing language and visuals, adapting marketing channels, optimizing SEO and keywords, and leveraging influencer marketing, you can unlock the potential to drive brand growth in international markets and engage audiences from various backgrounds. Tip 1: Understand Cultural Nuances To successfully engage with different markets,…

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The Importance of Cultural Awareness in Environmental Communication

Environmental protection is a global concern in today's society. Environmental communication is critical in raising environmental awareness and preventing environmental damage. Effective communication, on the other hand, is difficult, especially when multiple cultures and languages are involved. When promoting environmental preservation and fulfilling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is critical to recognize the importance of cultural awareness and translation services. Understanding Cultural Differences in Environmental Communication It is vital to value cultural diversity through environmental communication. Communication tactics that work in one country may not work in…

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The Power of Collaboration: The Impact of Teamwork in Translation Projects

Introduction Translation is an essential part of communication in our multilingual global society. It involves the conversion of text from one language to another, and it requires accuracy for an effective and efficient outcome. Translation is not a one-person job, and teamwork is necessary to ensure the successful delivery of high-quality translations. In this blog post, we will delve into the power of collaboration in translation, including benefits, challenges, and best practices for successful translation projects. The Importance of Having a Dedicated Team of Professionals for Each Project Effective translation…

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Grow Your Business Globally: 9 Reasons Why Localization is Key to Your Success

You may be asking yourself, what is localization and why is it important for my business? Well, let us tell you - localization is the process of adapting your product or service to fit the needs and preferences of a specific local market. This involves translating content, customizing visuals, and adjusting your offering to meet the local demand.  Now, we know what you're thinking - why should I bother with localization? We've got 9 great reasons for you:  1. Reach a Wider Audience: By translating your content into different languages,…

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The significance of precise medical translation in saving lives

I. Introduction Effective communication is crucial in the medical field, particularly in saving lives. In today's globalized world, healthcare providers must communicate with patients who speak different languages. This article will discuss the importance of accurate medical translation, the risks of inaccurate medical translation, the role of medical translators, and real-life examples of how precise medical translation can make a difference. II. The Risks of Inaccurate Medical Translation Incorrect medical translation can lead to misdiagnosis, mistreatment, wrong dosage, and drug errors. Language barriers and cultural differences can also affect medical…

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The Influence of French Law on the Ethiopian Legal System

Introduction The legal systems of different countries around the world have been shaped by a variety of influences. One such example is the influence of French law on the Ethiopian legal system. In this blog post, we will explore the impact of French law on the Ethiopian legal system and the contributions of Rene David, a French legal scholar, to the development of the Ethiopian legal system.  Overview of French Law French law is a civil law system, which is based on a comprehensive set of written laws that are…

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Are French Fries Really French?

Introduction French fries are a beloved snack food enjoyed by people all over the world. But where did they come from? And why are they called French fries? In this blog post, we will explore the history and debate surrounding French fries.  Definition of French Fries French fries are thin strips of potatoes that are deep-fried in oil. They are usually served hot with ketchup or other condiments. French fries are a popular side dish in many countries. Origin of French Fries The origin of French fries is a matter…

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How Gender Equality and Equal Pay is manifested in Ethiostar

Ethiostar is an equal opportunity, and gender sensitive company. As a company policy, empowering women is a number one priority since the company believes women are naturally gifted in language related competencies. Despite our commitment and aspirations, though the number of shareholders and full time employees show almost balanced figures, unfortunately, the number of our female freelancers happened to be very low. By March 2024, it is our homework to increase this number by three folds. Shareholders By March 2023, the male (37%) and female (63%) distribution in terms of…

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Teaching Our Daughters More Than Just Pretty We as a society often tell our daughters that they are pretty. We tell them that they should be proud of their beauty and that it is something to be celebrated. But what about the other aspects of our daughters that should be celebrated? We should be telling our daughters that they are strong and smart. We should be teaching them that they can do anything they set their minds to, and that they are capable of achieving great things. We should be…

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“Ethiostar Translation and Localization PLC has been awarded the ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 certifications from ATC (Associate Translation Agency).

This certification is a sign of quality assurance for the translation and localization services that Ethiostar provides. It also shows that Ethiostar is committed to providing accurate and high-quality translations, as well as reliable customer service. The ISO certification will ensure that all projects undertaken by Ethiostar are carried out in accordance with international standards. This will enable them to provide customers with more efficient and cost-effective services, while still maintaining the highest level of quality. Additionally, this certification will help Ethiostar build trust with their clients and gain recognition…

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Ethiostar gets both ISO 17100:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 certified!

Ethiostar Translation and Localization PLC is Now ISO 17100:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 certified. (This makes Ethiostar the first translation company in Sub-Saharan Africa to get the certificates) We are so excited to have passed ISO 17100:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 certification audit stages, internationally recognized standards that ensure our services meet the needs of our esteemed customers through implementation of effective quality management system. We have developed and implemented our quality management system plus locally developed translation management system. These systems are designed to improve overall performance, maintain a high-level of…

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Read more about the article Time to invest in translation so your business can grow in the digital world
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Time to invest in translation so your business can grow in the digital world

With advent of cyber technology, no doubt you have noticed we are entering to multi-ethnic global lucrative market. No matter where you are located, you can buy and sell over the internet and in doing so you are obliged to interact and transact with people that do not speak the same language as you do. By getting your products and services either translated or localized, you are enabling your customers to utilize your products and services at ease and with clear understanding of the features you provide along with your…

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