Chinese Translation Services
Which language has the most number of native speakers in the world? Mandarin Chinese. It tops the table by some distance, with millions more native speakers than those of English and Spanish combined.
As an economic power, China is looking at the top spot too. Having experienced surging growth over recent years, its economy is now second only to that of the USA. And if current trends continue, it won’t be long before China becomes the world’s biggest economy.
Put those facts together, and it’s obvious why communication in Chinese is an ever-more important consideration for companies and organisations around the world.
Professional English to Chinese translators
WorldAccent are experts in the fields of professional Chinese translation and typesetting, with more than 25 years’ experience in the widest range of projects imaginable. We can help you to communicate effectively in Chinese to your readership.
Based in central London, we offer comprehensive Chinese translation services to business and the third sector. We translate the widest range of the written word for print or the web for all kinds of companies, agencies and institutions.
All our Chinese translators are professional, qualified native speakers, providing you with translations that are accurate, appropriate and sensitive to the profile of your readership.
We also make use of the latest translation and terminology management software. This will ensure consistency within your current Chinese translation project and also across any related projects. It can also help to reduce costs and turnaround times.
If you would like to review your Chinese translation before we supply you with your final translated document, we can provide you with a simple bilingual word-processing file that can be amended if necessary and returned to us.
Contact us to discuss your Chinese translation project via one of the options below.
What is Chinese?
It is a simple question, but the answer is less so. Here are the main points that will help you decide what kind of Chinese translation you need.
- Chinese is not one language, but a family of languages. Mandarin has by far the largest number of speakers. Others include Cantonese, Wu and Min.
- All the Chinese languages are nevertheless written in one of two scripts: Simplified or Traditional.
- Simplified Chinese is the official script of the People’s Republic of China, and is the most widely used.
- Traditional Chinese is used more locally, in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, and in long-standing expatriate communities.
Not sure which Chinese script is right for your project? Get in touch for advice from one of our experienced project mangers.
Other Chinese language services
As well as translation, WorldAccent offers a range of other Chinese language services including copywriting, proofreading and linguistic brand-name checks.
We can also provide an integrated Chinese typesetting service if required. This creates economies and efficiencies over carrying it out separately from translation. Our in-house studio has specialist software, a wide range of Chinese fonts, and – perhaps most importantly – more than 25 years’ experience in multilingual typesetting.
Chinese translation: London to Beijing
Our project managers have over 25 years’ experience spanning the globe but are based in London, offering our clients all the convenience of a point of contact in the UK.
When it comes to Chinese translation, London is a great place to be – one of the most diverse cities in the world, with more than 300 languages spoken. The Chinese community is one of London’s oldest, dating back to the mid 1800’s. Today over 60,000 people of Chinese origins live in London.
Whether you need to talk to a Chinese community in the UK or the person in the street in Beijing, you can be sure that our Chinese translation will always be appropriate and targeted.
Two Chinese points of interest:
- Chinese scholar Yan Fu (1854–1921) said: “there are three difficulties in translation: faithfulness, understandability and elegance”.
- There are over 800 million people who speak Mandarin as their first language.
WorldAccent offers a wide range of professional translation services in the world’s languages. Contact us via the buttons below to find out how we can help with your Chinese or multilingual project.