PROFESSIONAL burmese TRANSLATION SERVICES for the Myanmese Market
Burmese Translation, like in most languages, must be handled with utmost care. If not done properly, it will lead to a clumsy and wordy translation. It will also be inconsistent with the original content and context, and the translated flow will not be smooth or natural. There are also certain words and concepts that seem normal in English, but yet difficult to express in Burmese.
For Burmese translation, there are a few good practices. These good practices can certainly be applied to translation of other languages as well but in general, one should take note of the following when doing Burmese translation:
- Be concise and try to keep it short.
- Translate sentences as a whole. Attempt to break the translation into phrases will lead to clumsy sentence structure
- Always adopt the formal or correct spelling and not the colloquial ones. This especially so for Burmese as most of the time what is spoken and what is written can differ greatly.
- Unless a formal translation is available and accepted in Burmese, one should leave technical words as it is.
- Always bear in mind to localize when translating as this will take into account cultures, taboos, slangs etc and it will make for a better understanding
The Burmese language is a politically charged language for Myanmar’s ethnic groups and citizens, which means that the cultural aspect must be seriously factored in. It is much more than getting the context and dialect correct.
From the above, you can see that there are much more to consider when handling Burmese translation. It is not advisable to just getting someone who knows Burmese to handle translation into Burmese and from Burmese.
More about the burmese language
What comes to mind when you think of Myanmar? Elaborate Buddhist temples? Thanaka on women’s faces? Men wearing Longyis? Local dishes like Mohinga?
Burmese is the official language of Myanmar, spoken by an estimated population of 32 million people. Burmese is also the second language of 10 million people around the world. Burmese is the second most widely spoken Sino-Tibetan language.
Because of its rare usage around the world, Burmese is not commonly used outside its place of origin and comprises of mostly native speakers. However, speakers of the Burmese language can also be found in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
Burmese belongs to the Southern Burnish branch of the Sino-Tibetan languages. Being a tonal and syllable-time language, the Burmese alphabet is derived from south Indian scripts during the 8th century. The Burmese language consists of 33 letters and 12 vowels, and is written from left to right.
There are two kinds of Burmese being used, namely the formal and colloquial. The formal form is used for official publications, literary works and formal speeches. While the colloquial form is used more commonly in daily communications. In addition, the Burmese language has a precise order to sentence construction and wording. When translating the language, one must consider the whole sentence, not just individual clauses or phrases.
With the openness towards foreign investment, business opportunities are certainly present in Myanmar. If you want a share of the global market, you may want to consider Myanmar being the next target market you want to reach out to.
With all those mentioned above, we are just barely skimming the surface – it goes so much deeper!
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When it comes to Burmese translation, it is about getting the right native Burmese translators with enough training and professional experience to produce Burmese translations that are fit for its purpose. The linguists must be mindful of the intended audiences’ educational backgrounds and experiences.
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