The fastest and most accurate English to Chinese translations at a very reasonable cost
Circle Translations has been the leading provider of top quality Chinese language translation services to clients worldwide for several years. They have worked with all kinds of clients and translated all kinds of documents from English to either traditional Chinese or simplified Chinese. No matter what the nature of your business and the manner of translation you require, Circle Translations can arrange a quality solution that will meet your specifications and adhere to your budget.
Stark Differences between the English and Chinese Language
English and Chinese are known to be the two most commonly spoken languages in the world. Despite this, many people that speak English cannot understand English, and vice versa. This is because there are many glaring differences between these two languages, whether it is in the syntax, pronunciation and even the characters themselves.
It doesn’t help that the Chinese language is actually made up of at least 7 distinct dialects. Some language experts can even count up to 13 different dialects. Because of this, translating documents from English to Chinese can be extremely tricky. In fact, if you need to make an English document understandable in all parts of China, you will need multiple translations, each of which considers the regional nuances of the unique Chinese dialects.
Furthermore, in order to have intelligible, accurate Chinese translations of your English document, you need to be very careful in choosing your translator. In addition to fluency in the specific Chinese dialects you require, they should also have a firm grasp of the English language. This is very important so that no valuable content will be lost in translation.
Traditional Chinese versus Simplified Chinese Translation: What Is the Difference?
Once you decide to hire certified Chinese translators, you will need to choose between traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese for your translated content. It’s not that hard to make a choice if you understand the differences between the two.
Simplified Chinese characters have much fewer strokes compared to the corresponding traditional Chinese characters. Similarly, phrases and sentences have less characters in the simplified Chinese version. There are also some disparities in the choice of words and sequence of characters as they appear in sentences. Also, simplified Chinese reads from left to right, while traditional characters can be written either horizontally or vertically.
Initially, it would seem that simplified Chinese would be the more sensible choice. After all, the people that can understand the traditional method would certainly know the simpler version, right? This is not necessarily the case because in some parts of China and other areas of the world, traditional Chinese is still the standard version and they never transitioned to simplified characters.
Therefore, your biggest consideration would be the target audience. For mainland China, Malaysia and Singapore, simplified Chinese translations are the norm. But if you are targeting the market in Taiwan, Hong Kong, or Macau, it is recommended that you use traditional Chinese translations. The Chinese-speaking community in the United States is vast and they use two different versions, so it's best to have both translations on hand for the US market.
How Businesses Benefit from Professional Chinese Translation
For any company that is doing business in the global market, it only makes sense to have your material translated into Chinese. After all, a huge percentage of the world's population speaks Chinese, and you certainly won't want to miss out on this considerable market. Chinese translations can also help you forge more partnerships with reputable manufacturers and suppliers.
If you are still on the fence about having your content translated, consider the following benefits that you can enjoy after using your documents translated to Chinese.
Compliance with Local Laws
Your success in doing business in a foreign country will rely greatly on whether you comply with their local laws and regulations. This should be taken into account when choosing the Chinese translators who will convert your documents into the local dialects. Different countries usually have their own specific set of regulations when it comes to documentation, in addition to international laws. A certified Chinese translation service should ensure that no such rules are disregarded, especially when working with technical documents or legal documents.
Increased Business Credibility
Professional Chinese translation services will boost your credibility as a business or as a brand, even in a new market environment. If you march into new territory using words that your target market does not understand, nobody will pay attention to your business. On the other hand, if you use high quality translation services, and take it up a notch with Chinese localization services, you are sure to make a positive impression on your new prospective customers.
Better Market Position
There are still plenty of businesses that do not realize the benefits of professional Chinese translation services. They underestimate the value of communicating with customers in their own native language. Many of them think investing in translation services is just a waste of time. But you know better. If you act now, this puts you at a great advantage over your competitors. All you have to do is to choose a really good Chinese translation company, and they will do all the work for you.
Greater Appeal for Local Customers
If you want to really grab the attention of the local market, the secret is to create and implement a solid local marketing strategy. Much of this revolves around the use of high quality Chinese localization services. More than just Chinese translation, localization makes your content appropriate to the local culture, and more relatable to local buyers.
More Compelling Online Presence
Your business website is the first representation of your company that most clients will see. When a Chinese-speaking person goes to your site to check out your products and services and they don’t understand the language, they will leave right away. But if you had taken the initiative to use professional Chinese translation services to automatically convert your website for Chinese-speaking visitors, your online visibility rate will increase considerably.
What to Look for in Professional Chinese Translators
There are some very important criteria to take into consideration so that you can pick the best provider of Chinese translation services.
Depending on the type of translation project, a company might charge per word or per document. Rates usually range from $0.20 to $0.50 per word for most documents. There are also documents that come with a fixed charge, like certificates or diplomas. These might cost you anywhere from $50 to $100 per document. Translation of transcripts into the Chinese language might cost around $100 to 300 per piece.
The rates above are just average values and may vary widely depending on the translation company, and on the difficulty of the document. These are also for non-certified translations. If you need certified translations, you should be prepared to pay a slightly higher price.
Accurate translation is very important, especially in the Chinese language. The slightest mistake in the stroke of a single character can completely change the meaning of your entire sentence. You can avoid these
Many companies that offer translation services these days lure you with a very fast turnaround, often promising to deliver results within a few hours. Such offers can be tempting especially if you have an urgent translation project. But most of these services use machine translation, which is not nearly as good as human translations. Yes, they can give very fast outputs but if you want quality, 100% human translations are what you should look for.
Any reputable translation company will be eager to give you a free online quote of how much their service will cost. Most companies publish their rates on their website so you can also do your own computation. Here at Circle Translations, we will give you a free quote for any kind of Chinese translation project.
Remember that choosing the right linguistic experts to work on your Chinese translation project is crucial for the success of your global business. Make sure to weigh all the factors and compare among the different providers before you make your final choice.
Why Choose Circle Translations
The use of high quality Chinese translation services can have enormous benefits for your business, from creating a more formidable online presence to aiding in your quest for global expansion. Circle Translations can help you achieve these goals by providing the best Chinese translation services for your every need.
Our team of native Chinese translators can help you convert your English content to traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, or any of the local dialects of your choice. We also provide localization services so impeccable that your translated documents would look like they were written by native speakers.
If you are interested in our world-renowned Chinese translation services, just give us a call. We will be very happy to give you a free quote, as well as customize our translation services to meet your specific needs.
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