Translations to/from Chinese (traditional and simplified)

We also translate to and from Chinese, regardless of the domain or number of words.

Our team of translators is made up of linguistic experts, native speakers of Chinese, to guarantee the accuracy and precision of the material. The process of selection of resources obliges us to require
relevant professional experience for the translation of certain material. Also, we see to it that our translators are in permanent contact with the language and culture we translate into, which is why we maintain contacts around the world. We invest time in verifying terminology, meaning and adaptation of the delivered translation to meet the communication goals.

Known by the generic term of Chinese, this Asian “language” represents, according to linguistic experts, more like a family of distinct languages than a language that has several dialects. While more than half of a billion people on the Earth speak Chinese as a native language, the differences between the roughly 13 linguistic interpretations of Chinese are fairly big. The most popular among them, without a doubt, is Mandarin Chinese, followed by Wu, Cantonese and Min.

Often, Chinese is described as a “monosyllabic” language, which isn’t far from the truth, but in fact very true for older variants, Classical Chinese and Middle Chinese. In Classical Chinese, for example, approximately 90% of the words have one single syllable and likewise a single character. In modern variants, it still happens that a morpheme – the smallest unit of the structure of a word that can carry information – represents a single syllable, in contrast with English, for example, where a morpheme is made up of several syllables. Several conservative variants in the South still use a lot of monosyllabic words, especially relating to basic vocabulary.

The first writings were discovered in China more than 3,500 years ago, in the form of some inscriptions on bones, called pictograms. Over time, they have evolved into Characters realized with a brush or pen.

Chinese vocabulary currently gathers over 20,000 characters, which must not be confused with Chinese words. Words are formed from two or three characters, meaning that the vocabulary includes still more words. In 1950, China went through a period of linguistic reform, when around 2,000 characters were simplified.