PROFESSIONAL SPANISH TRANSLATION FOR THE GLOBAL SPANISH SPEAKERS
Spanish translation is definitely not a run-of-the-mill affair. There are many more things to consider than just getting someone who knows Spanish to handle translation into English and from Spanish.
Spoken by more than 427 million people worldwide, the Spanish language (Spanish: Español) is the second most widely spoken language in the world and the third most used language on the internet. Apart from Spain, Spanish is also the official language in several other countries, including Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, and the United States. In fact, most of South America uses Spanish.
One of the many challenges of Spanish translation is that there are many types of Spanish used all over the world. The main variation in the types of Spanish used are the European Spanish and Spanish of America. Depending on the locality, there are differences in grammar and formalities to be used. A formal pronoun and a more elevated title are often used as a sign of respect or informal settings.
Spanish is often a “longer” language. Spanish translation tends to be at least 30% longer than the English source text. This may pose a huge problem when it comes to the layout of Spanish translation where space may not have been created for that additional text expansion.
Spanish is spoken in more than 20 countries worldwide across different continents. As such, you can expect even Spanish itself has many cultural nuances unique to the place it is used and thus is used differently in different countries. We have to even consider the wide demographic range of the Spanish speaking markets over the different regions which can have their special lingos.
There is also much confusion between English and Spanish, although both are different languages. This is because, a lot of Spanish words evolved from Latin, which has a tremendous influence on the English language. As such, there are many words shared between both languages which are in common from Latin, despite its evolving definitions over time. For example, the word ‘pie’ is a tasty pastry in English but in Spanish, it means foot (which we do not recommend eating)!
All of those mentioned above are merely the tip of the iceberg.
ABOUT THE SPANISH LANGUAGE – ESPAÑOL
Now let us focus on Spanish, the language.
Many things come to your mind when you think of Spanish. But if you think Spanish is only spoken in Spain, the land of bullfighting, Flamenco dancing, delicious tapas, and of course famous soccer teams like Barcelona and Real Madrid, you cannot be more wrong!
The history of the Spanish language begins with its first appearance in the form of notes in Latin religious texts known as the Glosas Emilianenses, dated from the 11th century. During the 12th century, law codes (Fueros) were being translated into Spanish.
Spanish prose flourished during the reign of King Alfonso X the Wise of Castile (1252-84), who in addition to being the king and a poet, also found time to write an encyclopedia in Spanish called Las Partidas, which contains laws, chronicles, recipes, and rules for hunting, chess, and card games. The first Spanish grammar, by Antonio de Nebrija, and the first dictionaries were published during the 15th and 16th centuries.
Today, Spanish is spoken by more than 427 million people worldwide not just in Spain but also in many countries in North, Central, and South America.
In recent years, some Spanish companies are achieving multinational status, often expanding their activities in Latin America. You will be surprised that Spain is the second biggest foreign investor there, after the United States! There is also an expansion into Asia regions, especially China and India. Primed to make a major impact worldwide in the coming decades apart from Chinese and English, the importance of the Spanish language cannot be undermined.
YOUR BEST CHOICE FOR PROFESSIONAL SPANISH TRANSLATION
When it comes to Spanish translation, it is very essential to get the right Spanish translators with the right training and professional experience to produce Spanish translations that are fit for its purpose.
With more than 2 decades of experience in providing English to Spanish, Spanish to English, and Spanish related language pairs translation services, we can share this valuable experience with you.
As part of our GCBG network, we work closely with our Spanish partner in Argentina to provide specialized translation for Spanish-English language pairs.
Since its inception, our team in Argentina has translated more than 30 million words in the Spanish-English language pairs for contents such as:
-video games such as Pokemon Go, Omen of Sorrow
-movies and more.
Our medical translation specialization includes translation for Clinical Trials, Protocols, Investigator’s Brochures, Informed Consents, Safety Reports, Reports of Adverse Events, Reports and filings with the National Administration of Drugs, Foods and Medical Technology, Information Sheets for Patients, and more.
Our Specialization in technology content localization includes websites, mobile applications, software documentation (architecture, requirements, interface). Our team also provides linguistic testing once the translated content goes live.
Some of the clients in our portfolio include the likes of Google, Amazon, Dell, Microsoft, Lenovo, Intel, Avaya, HCBC, Bank Boston, Pfizer, InventivHealth, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Harvard Clinical Research Institute, The Wall Street Journal, Newscorp and more.
When you work with us for your Spanish translation requirement, you know you are getting expert advice and solutions from the source. 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.
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 to 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 with the guidelines and standards outlined in this ISO certification specification developed for Translation Businesses worldwide. 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.