Why do buildings in China jump straight from the third floor to the fifth? Why do price tags in Japan usually end in eight? And why is there one particular phone number in Bulgaria that nobody wants? Because numbers are part of our culture. And as such, they play a key role in successful marketing.
Bad Bunny has it all: he’s the first Latinx urban artist to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone, has sold millions of singles and has performed duets with Drake and Jennifer Lopez. And now, the Puerto Rican rapper has attained the ultimate honor: a starring role in Supertext’s transcreation explainer.
From singular “they” to the title “Mx”, gender neutrality is slowly becoming standard for English speakers. But we’re translators, so we wanted to know how other languages tackle the gender conundrum. Read on to discover what “x”s, “@”s and “*”s have to do with gender – and how Obama sidesteps the question entirely.