German translation

The German language is one of the most commonly spoken languages with an estimated 150 million people speaking German around the world. It is the official language in several countries besides Germany, such as Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.

Global Lingo houses a large network of expert native linguists who will ensure an accurate German translation and professional service for all our clients.

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Why your business needs a German translation service

If your business is planning to go global, then you must ensure that you are able to enter the German market. The German nation is home to Europe’s biggest economy. Germany is renowned for its manufacturing sector and being the world’s third-largest goods exporter. It is ranked as the most powerful country in Europe, scoring exceptionally high for the quality of life, openness for business and a place to live and work. This makes it a vibrant marketplace, meaning German is an incredibly useful language for the business sector.

A high-quality German translation is even more crucial for legal or medical documents due to the need for expertise in technical terms. Germany delivers plenty of opportunities for businesses to expand their operations into the region, but it is a quality-oriented country that takes care of terminology proficiency and quality publications.

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How many people speak German worldwide?

Germany has a population of more than 81 million people, and over 91% speak German as their native language.  Around 5.6 million people speak German as their second language. Besides Germany, German is an official language in Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Liechtenstein. There are pockets of German speakers on every continent, including Antarctica.

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What is the best translation for my German document?

Using a translator that has a high understanding of your targeted region will give you the best translation. German dialects differ from region to region, and there are differences in the language and its nuances depending on the country where it is spoken. Your translator should be conversant with the local dialects, as there could be a difference in style and vocabulary used in a translated document. 

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What are the main challenges of German translation?

The main difficulty when translating into German is ensuring the right dialect is used. The Bavarian dialect spoken in the south of Germany is entirely different to that found in Hamburg in the north.

High-quality German translation

At Global Lingo, we are committed to ensuring high-quality translation for our clients. Many language service providers will tell you that they can work with large multi-national organisations and that they understand how it might differ from working with smaller companies. The truth is, they probably don’t, but luckily we do. And you don’t have to take our word for it, our record speaks for itself. You don’t get to translate for global giants such as Hilton, Honda and HSBC unless you know how to work at that level.

Our rock-solid processes, strict attention to detail and flexibility are what set us apart from other translation service providers. Add to this some of the most talented and hard-working account managers and project managers in the industry, and it’s easy to see why the corporate world sees us as the perfect partner for their translation requirements. 

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