About 128 million people worldwide speak German and for about a quarter of Europeans German is their mother tongue. German is also spoken in Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Luxembourg and in parts of Italy, Belgium, Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic and France. In addition there are also small communities of German speakers in Eastern European countries, North America and the former colonies of Germany.
The German language has two dialects: The common dialect used as a spoken language and a literary dialect intended mainly for writing official documents, books, academic papers, press releases and more. Translation into German is considered to be a challenging task as the language is very grammatically complex and constantly evolving. For example, in 1996 the spelling rules of the language underwent a significant reform during which the spelling of more than 10,000 words was changed, in order to achieve uniformity in the way the language was used in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
Lichi Translations has a vast and varied experience in German translation projects of all kinds. Among other things, we have translated technical documents for companies exporting to Germany, content of online stores for German-speaking audiences around the world, and we have performed many marketing translations for the tourism industry. We have an extensive database of German-speaking translators, and our team of project managers makes sure to pair each project with a translator who has the most suitable professional profile, to ensure an outcome that is accurate, fluent, and faithful to the source translation.