At a Glance: English-to-Chinese Translation
If you’re doing business in China or trying to reach a Chinese-speaking audience, an experienced translator or native Chinese speaker can help you communicate effectively. An English-to-Chinese translation expert can help you translate and interpret content like graphics, documents, video, or personal correspondence accurately while remaining true to its meaning and tone. They can also be valuable guides in helping to identify the appropriate dialect for your needs.
Skilled Chinese translators are versed in the multiple forms of both written and spoken Chinese. Simplified Chinese (also called Chinese Simplified) is a modern set of Chinese characters that are used in the People’s Republic of China as well as in Singapore. Traditional Chinese uses an older set of characters and is commonly used in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. Dialects are important to an accurate translation as well. While there are many different spoken Chinese dialects in different regions, Mandarin and Cantonese are the two primary—and most distinct—dialects used. Cantonese is primarily spoken in Hong Kong, Macau, and parts of southern China; people in mainland China commonly speak Mandarin.