June newsletter: business culture around the world, samar and German idioms

Welcome to the LEaF newsletter

Meet the team Kate 2 LEaF Translations

Hello from sunny Yorkshire and welcome to the June edition of LEaF’s monthly newsletter. With the team reunited and the gorgeous sunny weather we have been having lately, it’s full steam ahead for team LEaF! As always, we are excited to share what we have been up to and have a jam-packed newsletter for you to enjoy. This month you can learn about business culture around the world with our featured blog post, check out our Arabic word of the month and see the results of last month’s poll before participating in this month’s survey. And finally, do you have a furry friend like our well-being officer Indy? Find out how you can share your work with your pet in one of our Instagram posts. We absolutely love hearing from you so why not check out our social media pages and get in touch.

Kate – Project Manager

Business culture around the world

business people having a meeting around a table, they have laptops open

Understanding how culture differs around the world is crucial for making a positive impression and creating relationships for your international business. This handy guide breaks down communication, entertainment and work etiquette by country, including lots of handy tips, so you can skip straight to the ones that are relevant for you. 

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Word of the month

We have had such lovely weather in the UK recently so we’re sure so many of you have experienced samar!​​​​​​​​​

It is the best time in the evening, chatting to loved ones after the sun has set on a hot day!


  • The LEaF Translations team has grown again! Kate is back from maternity leave (hasn’t time flown!) and we have Molly joining us next month for work experience. Stay tuned for next month’s edition when Molly will be introducing herself.
  • Check out our latest blog post on German idioms and their English equivalents (created in German by Kasia and translated by Lucy). There are some great sayings to check out!
  • Last Friday was national take your dog to work day and, of course, our fabulous well-being officer Indy was hard at work with her team of furry friends. Check out our Instagram and LinkedIn for some great photos and make sure to share your photos with us.

What do you think?

In last month’s poll, we asked you:

Do you prefer subtitles or dubbing?

Although we love the outcome of the poll, we were surprised to see that 100% of voters prefer subtitles!

As linguists, while we appreciate the talent that goes into dubbing, we think that using subtitles to understand TV shows and films in other languages is a great choice. Not only can you enjoy another culture’s creation, but you can also attempt to learn a new language by listening to the original speech.

Head to our Instagram Highlights and LinkedIn for this month’s poll:

We’re back to a grammar question for this month’s poll.

Fill the gap:
“The florist gave the flowers to my friend and ___.”

1) me
2) I

This is another English grammar rule that seems to trip people up often. Do you know the rule?

Kate LEaF blog 2021

About the Author


Kate Osborn is the office manager at LEaF Translations. She joined the LEaF team at the beginning of 2022 and has enjoyed taking on this new role. Kate loves meeting new clients and promoting the LEaF brand. Outside of work, Kate enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially in the great outdoors. She is an enthusiastic runner, keen reader and novice gardener.