Professional Arabic translation for the middle eastern market
Where Arabic translation is concerned, be it from or into the language itself, the process is a feat in itself. In order to execute Arabic translation well, knowing the language is only half a battle won. It is also critical to understand the cultural differences as well as the industry and target audience involved.
Spoken by more than 420 million people worldwide, Arabic is the sixth most spoken language in the world. The number of users of this language, however, totals at around one billion people and growing around the world, often used by Muslims for religious purposes. If you are targeting the Arabic speaking world, it makes perfect sense to seriously consider having your Arabic translation done by certified professional translators.
Cultural and religious sensitivity for professional Arabic translation
There are many Arabic speaking nations which are conservative Muslim, hence care must be taken to ensure that translated concepts and ideas do not offend the local customs. In Saudi Arabia, a country which tends to be more language sensitive, everything must be translated into Arabic. Less conservative countries, such as Egypt, will keep the names in the source language instead of localizing them. A transliteration of the English word will be used instead.
Did you know that there also are differences between Arabic dialects and Modern Standard Arabic? They are used for different social and cultural contexts, and one single concept can be denoted with different words from each dialect. Dominant cases may include numbers, wherein some Arab countries use Arabic Numerals while others use Arabic-Indic numerals or Hindi numbers.
It is crucial to know that the translation of product names is handled differently in various regions too.
All of the above are not the only points to consider when dealing with Arabic Translation. There are many more things to consider than just hiring someone who knows Arabic to handle both translations from and into Arabic.
All in all, Arabic is one of the most sensitive languages to translate from or into. Hence, it is absolutely critical to get the right translator with sufficient training and professional experience to produce translations that are fit for their purpose.
Arabic – the language of the middle east
One of the oldest languages in existence, Arabic is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world. It is also the language of the Quran and the undisputed language of the Middle East. With an estimated 420 million speakers, it is ranked the sixth most spoken language in the world.
The spread of Arabic is following the cultural spread of Islam since the 7th century. Arabic is the official language for Middle Eastern countries as well as many nations in North Africa.
in terms of language typology, the Arabic language belongs to the Semitic language family and is loosely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. It is a right-to-left language and contains a 28 letters alphabet. There are many dialects of ‘spoken’ Arabic. Among all however, Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is the standardized form of Arabic used in writing. The language has more than twelve million unique words, contributing to the challenges of Arabic translation.
The Arab world is also known as one of the top oil-producing countries in the world, which generates the need for Arabic translation for the Energy sector.
Your best choice for professional Arabic translation
With more than 2 decades of experience in providing English to Arabic and Arabic to English translation services in Singapore, we are well prepared to share this valuable knowledge with you and are proud to count Arabic translation as one of our fortes. We have accumulated a big pool of native Arabic translators based in their home countries to provide you with authentic Arabic translation. When you work with us for your professional Arabic translation requirement, you know you are getting expert advice and solutions from the source.
Thanks to our ISO 17100 certification and the support of our local Arabic translation team, you know your translations are in good hands with us. Let our professional team of linguists and project managers handle the tedious task of translation for you, leaving you with more time to do what matters most to you: your business.
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WHY CHOOSE US?
With more than 20 years of proven excellence in translation services, Lingua Technologies International is one of the pioneers in offering Multilingual Translation Service Solution in Singapore and the region. The company takes pride in making translation an invaluable experience. With the ISO 17100 certification, you now have peace of mind that your translation projects are always processed and handled by professionals in accordance to the guidelines and standards set forth in this ISO certification specifically developed for Translation Businesses worldwide. You can now entrust our professional team of linguists and project managers with your translation tasks, while you work on what matters most to you: your business.