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GTS provides high quality, professional English to Chinese translation services using a tested team of native, in-country Chinese translators. We translate English to Chinese in many areas including technical, medical, legal, patents and IP documents, software, engineering and financial translation services.

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We also provide Chinese English translation services and translations between Chinese and over 60 other languages.

How much do Chinese translation services cost?

At GTS, the price for professional English to Mandarin (Simplified) Chinese translation services is US$0.09 per English word. The price for English to Cantonese Chinese and Taiwanese (Traditional) Chinese is US$0.10 per English word. The price for professional Chinese to English translation services is US$0.10 per Chinese character.

Chinese to English text expansion: When translating between Chinese and English, expect about 1.5 Chinese characters per each English word.

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What are the differences between Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese?

Chinese is the most widely used language in the world, spoken by about 20% of the world’s population.  Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese are different variations of the written Chinese language. They have the same basic grammatical structure but for various cultural and historical reasons, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese use different writing systems and are not interchangeable. Therefore, you may need to prepare translations in both Simplified and Traditional.

Simplified Chinese is used and is the official writing system in mainland China (PRC) and in Singapore. Traditional Chinese is used and is the official writing system in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.

Traditional Chinese uses about 13,000 characters; some of the characters are highly complex. The complexity of this written system was one of the causes of widespread illiteracy in China for many years. The Simplified Chinese writing system, which has about 8,000 characters, was introduced as an official writing language in 1949 in order to combat illiteracy.

Before you order translation services English to Chinese, find out as much as you can about which country the document is to be used and who is it intended for. For example, if a document is being prepared for a trade show in Taiwan, convey that information to the translation company and be as specific as possible.

Chinese document translation serviceMandarin and Cantonese translation services

Simplified Chinese may also be referred to as Chinese Mandarin, which is the predominant form of spoken Chinese used in the Republic of China. Another variation is Cantonese Chinese. Mandarin and Cantonese are both forms of Chinese, but they are different in several ways, including pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and writing system.

Pronunciation: Mandarin uses the standard pronunciation based on the Beijing dialect, while Cantonese has its own distinctive pronunciation and tone system.

Grammar: Cantonese grammar is more complex than Mandarin grammar, with more particles, serial verbs and noun classes.
Vocabulary: There are many words in Cantonese that are not used in Mandarin, and vice versa.

Writing system: Both Mandarin and Cantonese use the same characters, but traditional characters are more commonly used in Cantonese and simplified characters are more commonly used in Mandarin.

Overall, Mandarin is the official language of China and is widely used for communication across the country, while Cantonese is primarily spoken in the Guangdong Province and Hong Kong.

There are other forms of Mandarin Chinese as well. Mandarin is the standardized form of Chinese based on the Beijing dialect, but there are many other dialects and regional variations of Chinese that are also referred to as Mandarin. Some of these dialects, such as the Northeastern Mandarin dialect and the Sichuanese dialect, have their own distinctive pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar, and are not always mutually intelligible with standard Mandarin. However, despite the differences between these dialects, they are all considered part of the larger Mandarin Chinese language group.

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We translate Chinese documents in any file format including PDF, MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Adobe InDesign and Framemaker. We translate Chinese PDF files into English and over 60 other languages. For certified Chinese translator service, count on GTS. Our Quality Management System (QMS) is certified as compliant with the ISO 17100:2015 standard. Need a price quote? It’s easy, just click here and upload your documents to get an instant price quote online.

Medical Translation English to Chinese

GTS provides certified Chinese medical translation services to pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, biomedical companies and CROs. This includes:

Chinese Technical Translation

GTS provides a wide range of high quality Chinese technical translation services in both Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. We also translate Chinese technical documents into English and into over 60 other languages. This includes Chinese technical translation of :

  • Manuals and User Guides.
  • RFP and RFQ documents, tenders and proposals
  • Material handling documents, MSDS
  • Engineering documents, technical drawings
  • Data sheets and web content

GTS provides a wide range of high quality Chinese legal translation services for companies that are doing business in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and all other countries where Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese are used. We also translate Chinese legal documents into English and into over 60 other languages. This includes:

  • Contracts
  • Legal agreements
  • Affidavits
  • Patents
  • Court and litigation documents

Chinese Business Translation Services

GTS provides a wide range of high quality Chinese business and financial translation. This includes Chinese translation of:

Transcription of Chinese Audio and Chinese Video Subtitles

If you require video translation services into Chinese, we offer comprehensive solutions. Our expert team can transcribe the audio content in Chinese and provide accurate translations of the transcripts as video captions. This ensures that your video content reaches a Chinese-speaking audience effectively and with precision. Trust us to handle the transcription and translation process seamlessly, delivering high-quality results.

Chinese Translation Services-Case Studies

Here are some recent Chinese translation projects that we have done:

  • Translation of law firm services description for Law Offices of Robert V. Cornish, Jr., P.C.
  • Translation of video captions into Simplified and Traditional Chinese for Dreamtek.
  • Translation of SDS from English to Simplified Chinese for TruCapSol.
  • Chinese to English translation of medical research papers for SafetyCall International.
  • English to Chinese translation of informed consent forms for NYU Langone Health.
  • Chinese to English translation of Holographic Education Solutions document for China Unicom.
  • English to Chinese translation of technical documents for ARHT.
  • English to Simplified and Traditional Chinese translation of Terms of Use for tiny Build.
  • Chinese to English translation of engineering reports for XSTIM Consulting.

Chinese Language Translation FAQ

Q: How many people speak Chinese? A: Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world. Over 1.3 billion people speak Chinese as their first language, primarily in China and Taiwan. Additionally, there are significant Chinese-speaking communities around the globe.

Q: What are the main dialects of the Chinese language? A: Chinese has several main dialects, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghainese, Hokkien, and more. Mandarin is the official language of China and is spoken by the majority of Chinese speakers.

Q: How many characters are there in the Chinese writing system? A: Chinese characters, also known as Hanzi, are logograms used in the Chinese writing system. The exact number of Chinese characters is difficult to quantify due to the vast historical development and variations, but modern dictionaries typically contain tens of thousands of entries. A basic literacy level for reading newspapers or understanding daily communication usually requires knowledge of 2,000 to 3,000 characters.

Q: What is the difference between Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese? A: Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese refer to different character forms used in writing Chinese. Mainland China introduced Simplified Chinese in the 1950s to increase literacy rates by simplifying complex characters. Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and many overseas Chinese communities predominantly use Traditional Chinese.

Q: Are there regional variations in the Chinese language? A: Yes, there are regional variations in spoken Chinese. The most notable distinction is between Mandarin and Cantonese. Additionally, different regions in China have their own accents, vocabulary, and dialects, leading to variations in pronunciation and vocabulary.

Q: Can you provide professional Chinese translation services? A: Yes, we offer professional Chinese translation services in all its variations including Mandarin, Cantonese, Traditional Chinese and Shanghainese. Our team of over 300 experienced Chinese linguists specializes in translating various documents, websites, marketing materials, legal content, and more. We ensure accurate and culturally appropriate translations to meet your specific needs.

Q: Can you provide interpreters for Chinese language services? A: No. At this time we do not offer Chinese interpretation services.

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