1.25 billion people speak Chinese. It’s 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. Cantonese is the second most common language, especially in southern China.
Chinese has two types of script. There’s Traditional Chinese, which has remained virtually unchanged for thousands of years. Then there’s Simplified Chinese, which was created in Communist China in 1949. It was 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 in Israel, Chinese translation has been at the hub of Lichi Translations’ work. In fact, Lichi is today the leading translation and interpretation agency in Israel for all things Chinese. Mikhal Heffer, the founder and CEO of Lichi, studied Chinese and East Asian studies in Jerusalem and Beijing. She 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. They’re all over the world, so we can help translate all types of texts in all fields. If you have a meeting with a Chinese delegation and want a translator to help with translation, come to us.