1.25 billion people speak Chinese, which is the most spoken language in the world and the official language in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and Singapore. Mandarin Chinese is the official and most commonly spoken Chinese language, with Cantonese being the second most common language, especially in southern China.
Chinese has two types of script: Traditional Chinese that has remained virtually unchanged for thousands of years and Simplified Chinese that was created in Communist China in 1949 as part of Mao Tse-tung’s program to teach the masses to read and write. Therefore, when translating a text into Chinese, it’s important to know who the target audience is.
From the very start, Chinese translation has been at the hub of Lichi Translations’ work. Mikhal Heffer, the founder, and CEO of Lichi, studied Chinese and East Asian studies in Jerusalem and Beijing and began her professional career as an interpreter of the Chinese language.
We employ dozens of translators and interpreters, both (consecutive and simultaneous ) into and from the Chinese language, all over the world, so we can help translate all types of texts in all fields, and if you have a meeting with a Chinese delegation and want a translator to come and help with translation, anywhere in the world.