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Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world, with 1.3 billion speakers. Asia, and in particular the multicultural centre of China, is becoming increasingly important on the international stage. Chinese interpreters and translators for language mediation are therefore becoming increasingly important. Find all the important information here about finding an interpreter in the Middle Kingdom.
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AAs with all other language translations, attention must be paid in Chinese to localisation, transcreation and the cultural subtleties of the language.
When translating Chinese texts, the content must not only be transferred into another language, but also adapted to the linguistic, cultural and sometimes legal conventions of the target country (so-called localisation). Even native speakers sometimes do not have the necessary linguistic competence for these specialised translations. That is why it is particularly important to hire a native-speaker Chinese translator with reliable expertise. This way you can be sure that your translation is technically and linguistically perfect.
Depending on the needs, a transcreation can also be the right solution. With this form of contextual translation, the translator is given more creative freedom. This can be particularly useful when translating emotional and entertaining advertising and marketing texts.
Whether school certificate, degree certificate, police clearance certificate, employer reference, internship certificate or licence to practise medicine - depending on the employer or authority, competent translations are needed abroad, usually in the number one business language: English. In some cases, these must be certified by a sworn translator in order to be legally valid.
Certified translations cannot be done by yourself, as they require a certification stamp. Only state certified translators have this after they have applied for it at the regional court. Self-made translations are not recognised as official documents.
The certified translation of certificates is particularly important when families with children emigrate and the educational level of the pupils needs to be determined for integration into the foreign school system.
Both private individuals and companies have a need for translations into Chinese. The most common documents that need to be translated into Chinese include:
Chinese birth certificates
Chinese marriage certificates
Chinese driving licences
Chinese death certificates
Chinese personal IDs and passports
For these Chinese translations, the authorities often require an additional certification of the translation. Therefore, find out in good time which form of translation into Chinese you need.
If you want to win over your Chinese customers or gain an initial foothold in the business world there, professional translations are essential. Experts translate both into Chinese and from Chinese into various languages. For example, have your operating instructions or product descriptions translated. Also popular are website translations into Chinese, but also technical documents or business correspondence.
When choosing a Chinese translator, it is important to pay attention to the translator's area of expertise, for both private and business purposes. Are you specifically looking for marketing translations, technical translations or maybe translations of medical texts? Make your choice so that the finished translations are not only linguistically but also technically of a very high standard.
The same applies to e-commerce translations, social media translations or the translations of legal texts: For business translations in particular you should place great value on the quality of the translation. With a professional Chinese translator, you ensure that you receive a flawless translation into Chinese.
Depending on the requirements, the different tools, providers and services each have their advantages. However, for professional communication with clients and stakeholders, we recommend not using DeepL exclusively for translation without subsequent proofreading by a native speaker. Although you save considerable costs on the translation, this service does not achieve the translation quality of professional specialist translators. Especially with "unusual" languages - such as Chinese - translation tools are still immature, which leads to many unattractive errors.
As a result, the web-based translation app from lingoking is currently probably the best solution for small to large translation jobs in terms of usability, speed and quality. In particular for assignments that do not have specific requirements in terms of niche or brand-specific terminology or technical terms. Personal exchange (offer, feedback, etc.) is not required and only takes place at the request of the customer.
The classic lingoking translation service is recommended if time is not the decisive criterion or if you require an offer for larger order volumes. Individual onboarding through our project management, interface optimisation, service and sustainable good cooperation are our focus here. Complemented by the web app for urgent translation – for one or more people in your department or company, this model is probably the best overall package we can currently offer you.
Do you need translations from or into Chinese? For example, a Chinese birth certificate, a technical text, contract or your driving licence? Then lingoking is the right place for you. At lingoking you can easily calculate prices online for Chinese translations – and of course also book them directly! Simply upload the document at the end of the ordering process. We do not need the originals.
If you need a Chinese interpreter or translator, the first step is to consider exactly what the requirements are.
With a translation, you should think about the following points:
Do you need certification?
Do you need the translation particularly quickly (express) or is a normal dispatch time sufficient?
Should the Chinese translator have a specialisation, such as law, marketing or science?
Will the Chinese translation only be used for internal purposes or must it represent you to the outside world?
In most cases, you should book a proofreading service in addition to the translation. During this process, a second native-speaker Chinese translator reads over the finished translation and corrects any errors.
Regardless of whether you are a private or business customer: Rely on professional Chinese translators and Chinese interpreters for important translation projects. This checklist can help you choose a suitable interpreter or translator:
Skills: The interpreter or translator should not only be able to demonstrate Chinese language skills at the native-speaker level, but also have the necessary specialist knowledge to translate a text correctly and accurately into Chinese.
Certification: Authorities and offices often require certified Chinese translations of certificates and identity documents. Only a court-certified Chinese translator can produce a certified translation. If you have an appointment in court, at the notary's office or at the registry office, you will also need a sworn and certified Chinese interpreter.
Qualification: Interpreters and translators are trained specialists. For a high-quality translation into Chinese, it is therefore important that the interpreter or translator has completed training at a recognised university and is a member of an official association such as the ATA (American Translators Association) or the BDÜ (German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators).
Finding a professional and reliable Chinese translator or interpreter is not always easy, despite the large selection. Therefore, take the time to put potential interpreters and translators through their paces first before you commission them with your translation. The time you invest in choosing an interpreter or translator will pay off at the latest when you receive a high-quality translation.
Be it a Chinese-language conference interpreter, technical translation or translation of documents from German (or many other languages) to Chinese: A professional translation agency like lingoking is your ideal contact for specialist translations and interpreting assignments. You can book your text translation with just a few clicks via our translation platform.
1.3 billion people speak Chinese worldwide. 955 million alone speak Mandarin, which is also spoken in Taiwan and Singapore. This makes Chinese, along with English, perhaps the most important language in the world, and thus the demand for Chinese translations is also very high.
A distinction is made between different regional dialects. The most widely spoken Chinese language is Mandarin, which is also known as High Chinese.
In addition, there are the dialects Wu, Cantonese, Min, Jinyu, Xiang, Hakka and Gan. Wu is the most common, with 80 million speakers, and is spoken in the area around Shanghai and the mouth of the Yangzi River. With 70 million speakers, Cantonese is also an important dialect as it is spoken in the economic region of Hong Kong, Macau, Guangdong, Wuzhou and Guangxi.
Chinese belongs to the linguistic group of the Sino-Tibetan languages. In addition to China, it is spoken in Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, among others.
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