At A Glance: English-to-Malay Translators
Malay is a prominent language of the Austronesian language family and is the national language of Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, and Singapore. This means it is spoken by some 270 million people across Southeast Asia, from the Malacca Strait to Borneo in Indonesia. The language uses the Latin alphabet common to many European languages as well as the Arabic and Thai scripts. It even has different names in the different regions in which it is spoken, such as Bahasa Melayu in Singapore and Brunei of Bahasa Malaysia in Malaysia. As well as the standard form of the language, there is also a pre-colonial version still used in some areas, occasionally called Malacca or Johor.
If a business requires documentation or communications translated to Malay, it is best advised to hire English-to-Malay translators on Upwork. While computer programs can translate text in the most basic form from one language to another, the nuances and culture-specific references are often lost. Regional differences can also change the meaning of a work in the slightest manner, yet still render the document unintelligible to a reader. A translation expert knows these differences and is able to work with them, ensuring that both copies of the document read the same, provide the same information, and do what they are required to do. And by using Upwork, these experts can be in Malaysia or anywhere in the world and still collaborate via the Internet.