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English language translation tips: use of long forms of country names

Republic of Serbia πŸ‡·πŸ‡Έ, Republic of Croatia πŸ‡­πŸ‡·, Kingdom of Norway πŸ‡³πŸ‡΄, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§, Oriental Republic of Uruguay πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Ύ, Plurinational State of Bolivia πŸ‡§πŸ‡΄ … These are the long (official) forms of the names of these countries. The names of most countries have a long form and a […]

“You can find the Doonas in Manchester”

Now this might sound a bit random 🀨 but this is something you’ll hear all the time, in all places… in department stores in Australia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί. How come? 🧐 In most English language-dominant countries, “Doona” will be in reference to the popular Israeli-invented baby car seat that converts into a stroller/pushchair/pram 🚼 “Manchester” would be […]