The Mandarin Language

Language Overview: In everyday use Mandarin refers to Standard Chinese or Standard Mandarin, which is based on the particular Mandarin dialect spoken in Beijing. Standard Mandarin functions as the official spoken language of the People's Republic of China, the official language of the Republic of China

Regions Spoken: The official language of the Republic of China (Taiwan), and one of the four official languages of Singapore. Chinese in practice Standard Mandarin is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.

Population: 885 million (first language speakers) and a rough total number of speakers: 1,365,053,000!

Dialects: Like all other varieties of Chinese, there is significant dispute as to whether Mandarin is a language or a dialect.

Brief History: Until the mid-20th century, most Chinese people living in southern China spoke only their local language. Beijing Mandarin became dominant during the Manchu-ruling Qing Dynasty. This situation changed with the widespread introduction of Standard Mandarin as the national language, to be used in education, the media, and formal situations in both the PRC and the ROC (but not in Hong Kong). As a result, Standard Mandarin can now be spoken intelligibly as a second language by most younger people in Mainland China and Taiwan.

Mandarin Translation Services

We are a professional translation company with experience and a reputation you can trust! Certified to ISO 17100, which mandates EVERY Mandarin translation be revised / proofread by a second professional Mandarin translator. This ISO certification is an assurance our translation company has met a wide range of process and quality assurance mechanisms that correlate in providing our clients confidence in our Mandarin translations.

  • Fast free translation estimates for English to Mandarin
  • Certified to ISO 17100 for Mandarin Translation Services
  • Cost-effective rates with no hidden charges.
  • Assigned dedicated project managers
  • Our quality reference list will give you peace of mind.

Our knowledgeable staff will help you every step of the way. Our customer service and quality will bring you back!

Mandarin Translation for Business

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Our Mandarin Translation Teams

We have specialist teams of professional linguist in various fields and competences. These translators are experts in their industry, with relevant knowledge and experience. We assign translation teams to work according to their business sector skill sets.

We have a large number of mother tongue Mandarin translators and interpreters dispersed all around the world. Our global Project Management presence and dispersed teams of Mandarin translators means that we can offer you real advantages where you have tight turnaround requirements.

Mandarin Transcreation

There are a wide range cultural aspects in the Mandarin speaking world that can vary quite significantly depending on the region. For example, many colors, symbols and region specific slang can have implications that can be quite different to those intended. It is vital that text be adapted accordingly.

In the translation industry we use the term ‘Transcreation’ to refer to this adaptation of a text to suit the cultural understanding of a specific target audience.

It can be a challenging task for a business to expand into the Mandarin market. It’s vitally important that marketing and advertising messages are correctly adapted to this audience, while not compromising the original purpose, style, tone and context of the message. An awareness of local cultural nuances and adapting your text accordingly is why our Mandarin translators only translate into there native tongue.

Mandarin Website Localization

In the age of globalization, localizing your website into Mandarin is a highly cost-effective investment and an easy way to expand your business presence in that target market. We can professionally translate your website into Mandarin, retaining its meaning and flavor as per your original content.  Don’t insult your perspective customers by using a “free website translation tool” that does nothing more than show disrespect; not a good start in building a client relationship.  We can work in HTML, XML, ASP, PHP, GIF, JPEG, Joomla, Drupal, PNG, and CMS.