Standard Chinese, the official language of China, is actually one of numerous Chinese languages spoken throughout the country. It is based on the Beijing dialect of Mandarin Chinese, which is also the official language of Taiwan and one of four official languages in Singapore. In total, Mandarin has an estimated 920 million native speakers, making it the largest native language in the world. When you add the other Chinese languages (more information below), that number grows to 1.2 billion people.
It’s easy to see why high-quality Chinese translations are a core part of any global, multilingual communications strategy.
In addition to native command of the complex writing system and all the nuances of Chinese grammar, our team of Chinese translators possess certified experience in a wide variety of sectors, from medical translations to engineering, scientific research, retail, and more. Native command of the language as it is used and spoken on the ground is key for delivering successful Chinese translations and supporting your efforts to connect with an important new source of customers or partners or communicate on an individual level.
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That said, Mandarin isn’t the only language spoken in China. Other major language groups include Min Chinese (spoken by around 30 million people in the Fujian province and notably in Hainan), Wu Chinese, notably spoken in the major city of Shanghai and surrounding regions, and Yue Chinese, often known as Cantonese, notably spoken in Hong Kong and Macau. When spoken, these languages are not always mutually intelligible, but they all rely on the same writing system, although some groups are more likely to use simplified Chinese writing over traditional Chinese writing.
When planning Chinese language translations, consider whether you intend to target certain language groups specifically and request a quote on our innovative platform. All of our Chinese translations are handled by native speakers with proven expertise in the given subject matter.