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Ask anyone what they thing are the most useful and important languages in the world, chances are they will list Japanese as one of them.

With more than 125 million speakers and the third largest economy in the world, it is no surprise that Japanese is a very much sought after language.

Do you know that Japanese is also the fourth most used language on the Internet?

From this interesting fact, you can tell that the online usage of this language is very high. With the significant influence of Japanese culture on many other cultures, the need for translation into Japanese has always been one that is in high demand. Similarly, in Singapore and all over the world, English to Japanese translation services are very much sought after.

If you master Japanese, you would have already possessed the ability to communicate with over 125 million people! You would have access to amazing literatures, films, music, fashion, religions, designs, way of life etc that are sort after by many around the world!

As one of the most important languages used for business, technology, culture and entertainment, communicating in Japanese is definitely one of the most important things that any businesses must be doing in order to gain access to the Japanese market.

Very little is known about the prehistory of the Japanese language. Some believe it is linked to the Altaic language family, which includes Turkish, Mongolian and other languages. There is also some similarities shown to Austronesian languages like Polynesian.

Is Japanese difficult to learn? Opinion varies but if you look at the Japanese writing system, which consist of three different sets, it can be very daunting to any beginners:

  • Kanji consisting of several thousand Chinese characters
  • Hiragana consisting of 46 characters
  • Katakana consisting of 46 characters

It doesn’t help that Japanese speak very fast as the pronunciation system of the Japanese language is much simpler than any other European languages.

Just like any other languages, the modern Japanese takes on its current state and identity after years of evolution. As international trade grows, it is also inevitable that Japanese has taken on a large number of borrowed words from different languages such as German, Portuguese and English etc.

When it comes to translation, as with other languages, it is not simply a word-for-word replacement.  Sentence structure, word order, grammatical rules etc in Japanese differ from English and other western languages. Hence, it is important to understand that we may be looking at a major “face-lift”. Other important things to consider also include cultural and regional idiosyncrasies, politeness and respect, which are very essential in the Japanese language and communication exchange.

Can you believe that all those mentioned above are the tip of the iceberg??!!

Yes. There are much more things to consider than just getting someone who knows Japanese to handle translation into Japanese.

With more than 2 decades of experience in providing English to Japanese and Japanese to English translation services, we can share this valuable experience with you. With our ISO 17100 certification, you know your translations are in good hands. You can now leave the tedious task of translation to our professional team of linguists and project managers, while leaving you with more time to do what matters most to you.

Contact us now at +65 6576 0138 or fill up our web inquiry form immediately. We are ready to share our experience with you.

Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_language#History

http://www.k-international.com/blog/learn-a-language/

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e621.html

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