31 Mar WELCOME TO TRANSLATE BRAZIL: 5 TIES BETWEEN BRAZIL AND AUSTRALIA
Over the last months our NAATI certified, Portuguese <-> English translation business has grown significantly, and we have been fortunate to provide a broad range of translation services to our valued and diverse clients. Today we launch our blog and social media channels, and we invite you to continue to support us and engage with us to advance the mission of Translate Brazil – to facilitate and enhance interactions and commercial relations between Australian and Brazilian individuals and organisations through accurate and high impact translations.
In line with our mission, in our first blog post we wanted to explore some existing links between Brazil and Australia.
SINCE THE XVIII CENTURY
While the trade, diplomatic and cultural relations continue to grow between Australia and Brazil, few people know that our two fine countries have more in common than may readily be apparent. For example, did you know the first governor of Australia – Governor Arthur Phillip, spoke fluent Portuguese as a result of working with the Portuguese Navy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, prior to sailing to Australia? In 1787, Phillip was a welcomed guest in Rio de Janeiro and formed close acquaintances with Brazilians and the Portuguese colonial staff along the sugarloaf coastline.
Foundation of Australia plaque, located in London. Arthur Phillip is depicted holding the British flag.
THONGS AND PRIMARY PRODUCTS
Our beautiful coastlines, beach lifestyle and preferred beach footwear (called ‘thongs’ in Australian-English, and ‘chinelos’ in Brazilian-Portuguese), are also links between our countries. Economically, both countries produce and trade in similar kinds of primary products – metals, minerals and agriculture. Brazil also has a niche, but booming innovation sector, advancing aerospace, transport, digital and cinematographic products; a similar creative workforce can also be found around Australia’s capital cities.
Brazil and Australia: Beautiful coastlines, beach lifestyle and thongs!
SOCCER AND EDUCATION SECTOR
Our two countries have been able to develop some significant reciprocal relationships. First and foremost, Australians (unfortunately) have not traditionally been very good at football (called ‘soccer’ in Australia). This contrasts Brazil entirely, as it has been successful in winning five world cups, and producing some of the best soccer players in the world. Indeed, Australia has been recruiting soccer players from Brazil in recent years to teams in its national A-League competition. Similarly, Australia has a number of world leading educational institutions, indeed – education is now considered to be Australia’s third largest export. In 2013, Brazilians were the fifth most common international students present in Australian universities, and this education relationship is set to tighten, facilitated by a rise in joint research and cooperation between Brazilian and Australian universities.
Australia often recruits Brazilian soccer players.
Despite all of these ties (and many more), there is still a lot of room to strengthen and grow the relationship between Australian and Brazilian people. From technology to tourism, lifestyle, health, administration, environment and culture; the pursuit of joint and shared opportunities between Brazil and Australia is still in its infancy. The only way to realize these positive opportunities is by enhancing the dialogue and conversations between Australian and Brazilian people, and this is exactly what Translate Brazil seeks to achieve. With this in mind, we invite you to engage with us, and let us service your translation needs – information about our services and competitive prices are available here.
Until next time!
Até a próxima!