Translation into Chinese
BeTranslated provides translation in a range of Asian languages. Our team of qualified translators provide 24/7 service to corporate clients and individuals.
We take great care in choosing the right translator for each client, and assigning supporting translators as needed, to ensure continuity throughout every translation project.
Each time you submit a document for translation, you can select the service appropriate for your level of urgency.
Mandarin versus Cantonese
When considering English-to-Chinese translation, the form of Chinese selected hinges on your desired target market. The three most commonly used types are as follows:
- Mandarin with short-form (simplified) characters – in Mainland China and Singapore
- Mandarin with long-form (traditional) characters – in Taiwan
- Cantonese with long-form (traditional) characters – in Hong Kong and for international Chinese
Clients should resist the urge to reduce costs by producing one set of Chinese
materials to cover all of Greater China, since there are age-old
conflicts among ethnic Chinese groups. Businesses should instead
produce separate communications for each of the three major markets in
Greater China – Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Failing to recognize the cultural distinctions can produce resentment, shows a lack of sensitivity and indicates to natives an insincere commitment to the region. Luckily, there are significant linguistic similarities among the three and BeTranslated can produce targeted communications for each market.
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