German is distinguished by having a complex grammatical structure, longer words and being somewhat dry and technical. To achieve a good German translation and resonate more deeply with the target audience you need ‘transcreation’.

The language is also evolving constantly. To achieve uniformity across Germany, Switzerland and Austria, the spelling of more than 10,000 German words was aligned in 1996 to be the same for all.

Lichi Translations in Israel has vast and varied experience in German translation projects of all kinds, especially from English to German. We’ve 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 German translation project with the most suitable professional translator. This ensures that the outcome is accurate, fluent, and faithful to the source material.

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 is used as a spoken language, while the literary dialect serves mainly for writing official documents, books, academic papers, press releases and more.