PROFESSIONAL VIETNAMESE TRANSLATION FOR THE VIETNAMESE MARKET
As with the translation of any language, translation from Vietnamese or into Vietnamese is no easy task. To handle Vietnamese translation well, it is critical to understand the heritage and language of the intended reader, as well as where he or she now lives.
One slight error in the choice of a word could all too easily make you sound rude and offensive. Translating word for word too will make the sentence become wordy, incomprehensible, and sound ridiculous at times.
Depending on whether one comes from the North, Northern Central, or South, there are differences in the way the language is used.
Not only are there differences in pronunciation, but there are also variations in terms of culture. Vietnamese subscribe to Mahayana Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian beliefs. Apart from these, there are also Catholics in Vietnam. With all of these diverse social values, any translation involving the Vietnamese language will need to consider these subtle differences in culture and beliefs.
The main features of the Vietnamese languages are the reasons why Vietnamese translation is challenging:
- The Vietnamese Alphabet is closely related to the English Alphabet.
- Vietnamese is a tonal language with 6 tones and written with accent marks producing different words, pronunciation, and meaning.
- It is a monosyllabic language.
- It has many words borrowed from Chinese and French.
Hence, it is very essential to get the right people with enough training and professional experience to produce translations that are fit for their purpose.
ABOUT THE VIETNAMESE LANGUAGE
Vietnamese (in Vietnamese: Tiếng Việt, or Tieng Viet without accent marks) is one of the few Asian languages that use the Latin alphabet instead of symbols. As such, the language itself is easy to learn to speak and read.
Due to the French occupation, the Vietnamese have many words borrowed from the French language. An example will be cà phê (from French café). With the increasing contact with other countries in the 20th century, many new words from English phrases are picked up by the Vietnamese language, for example, TV (tivi). As with other Indo-Chinese countries, there are many minority tribes and races speaking different dialects in the different regions of Vietnam.
For some, Vietnamese can also be tricky to learn as the language, in its original form, takes on Chinese characters with its unique pronunciation method. There is also a total number of 29 alphabets in the Vietnamese language and is much higher if diacritical marks are considered.
With a current population of over 96 million as of December 14, 2018, Vietnam is the world’s 15th most populous country and ninth most populous Asian country. As Vietnam is also one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, this makes Vietnam a good location for business expansion. This, therefore, solidifies the fact that we cannot undermine the importance of the Vietnamese language.
Vietnamese is one of the top 20 most spoken languages in the world. Despite being used almost exclusively in Vietnam, the language has already propagated beyond the country’s borders due to the diaspora of Vietnamese people all over the world.
Today, Vietnamese is also spoken in the USA, Cambodia, China, France, Australia, Laos, Canada, and many other countries. Hence, if you are looking to go global with your products and services, communicating in Vietnamese is important.
All of those mentioned above are merely a drop in the ocean. As such, when handling translation into or from Vietnamese, there are many more things to consider than just getting someone who knows the language to translate for you.
YOUR BEST CHOICE FOR PROFESSIONAL VIETNAMESE TRANSLATION
When it comes to Vietnamese translation, it is always about getting the right Vietnamese translators with enough training and professional experience to produce Vietnamese translations that are fit for their purpose.
With more than 2 decades of experience in providing translation from English to Vietnamese, Vietnamese to English, and all Vietnamese related translation services, we can share this valuable experience with you.
With our ISO 17100 certification and a huge pool of Vietnamese translators built over the last 20 years, 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.
With our in-depth knowledge of the Vietnamese market and providing Vietnamese translation solutions for the Vietnamese market, Vietnamese translation is our forte. When you work with us for your professional Vietnamese translation requirement, you know you are getting expert advice and solutions from a network of native professional translators from Vietnam.
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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 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.