Chinese translation services
Chinese translation is one of Asian Absolute’s most requested services, and by choosing our Chinese translation services you are accessing a wealth of hard-earned experience, specialist knowledge and world class Chinese translators.
No matter how complex your Chinese translation or localization project, we will design solutions and select experienced Chinese translators with expertise in your industry.
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Mandarin or Cantonese translation?
When considering English to Chinese translation, the variant of written and spoken Chinese which should be used in communications depends on the target market. The three most commonly used Chinese variants are:
- Mandarin, written using short-form / simplified Chinese characters – Mainland China and Singapore
- Mandarin, written using long-form / traditional Chinese characters – Taiwan
- Cantonese, written using long-form / traditional Chinese characters – Hong Kong and overseas Chinese
Although the three are mutually intelligible, there are distinct differences in vocabulary and writing style between the three. We strongly recommend that clients produce separate Chinese translations for Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. You should ideally have your documents translated into Simplified Chinese for Mainland China, into Traditional Chinese for Taiwan and into a separate Traditional Chinese version for Hong Kong.
It can be unwise to cut costs by translating into only one Chinese language variant to cover the whole of Greater China, as there are long-standing rivalries between the different ethnic groups. Failure to distinguish between them displays a lack of cultural sensitivity and can be seen as demonstrating inadequate commitment to the region.
Fortunately the linguistic similarities between Mandarin for Mainland China, Mandarin for Taiwan (sometimes also referred to as Taiwanese), and Cantonese for Hong Kong are sufficient to enable us to translate into more than one variant in a cost-effective way. For more information, contact us.
Chinese localization services
Chinese translation services can be provided by our specialist Mandarin and Cantonese translators for all industry sectors. Whatever materials you need translated, our Chinese translators will accurately localize your content keeping in mind grammatical differences, cultural sensitivities and stylistic preferences.
We are unusual in using native English speakers for our Chinese to English translation services. This ensures that the translations are stylish and fluent, while complex or obscure concepts are conveyed in a way that can be easily understood by readers who are not familiar with Chinese culture.
To learn more about our Chinese translation and localization services, please follow the links below:
- Certified document translations
- Desktop publishing and typesetting
- Patent translations
- Software and app localization
- Technical translations
- Transcription of audio, video recordings
- Subtitling and closed captioning
- Website translation and localization
Please talk to us about your Chinese translation requirements, or enquire for a free quote.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will my translation cost?
The long answer is that your translation cost will vary depending on things like the volume of material you need to have translated, your target language/s as well as several other important factors.
The short answer is that it’s always best to get in touch for a free quote. There’s no fee or obligation – and you can get a clearly costed price breakdown of your specific project so you know exactly where you stand.
Do you offer discounts for volume?
If you often find yourself in need of professional translation services, we may be able to offer you special rates. These will be based on the amount of work and level of partnership you have in mind.
We do this for numerous regular clients around the world, ensuring a cost-effective solution for each client’s unique requirements.
How do I pay for my translation services?
We accept domestic and international bank transfers, most major credit and debit cards and PayPal payments from both private individuals and companies. Just let us know how you prefer to pay and we will be happy to suggest a method which is convenient for you.