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 an expert Chinese written translation service to business and the third sector. We translate the widest range of documents for print or the web, and 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.
Our use of the latest CAT software will ensure consistency within your current Chinese translation project and also across any related projects. It also helps to reduce costs and turnaround times.
If you wish, you may review your Chinese translations prior to final delivery.
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
WorldAccent also 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. Combining translating with typesetting in this way offers efficiencies and economies over carrying them out separately. 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.
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.
Chinese translation, London project management and flawless communication
Get in touch today to find out how this winning combination can meet your business’s Chinese translation needs. Just click on your preferred contact method below.
Need more than one language to be translated or typeset? WorldAccent also offers multilingual typesetting and professional translation across the world’s languages. Contact us now to discuss your organisation’s requirements.