Over 20% of the world’s population, more than 1 billion people, speak the Chinese language. This makes it the most spoken language in the world, with a great deal of impact on world commerce.
Lichi Translations has extensive experience with the Chinese language, having provided translation and interpretation services to many types of organizations for over 20 years.
Our team of Chinese-speaking translators provides services that help to overcome communication challenges for companies looking to prepare marketing documentations, legal paperwork, financial statements, training manuals, technical documents, etc.
Our team of Chinese speakers is available globally and will be happy to provide interpretation services anywhere around the world, for business meetings, conference lectures, training courses, etc.
The importance of using Chinese-speaking translators and interpreters, especially during business trips
The Chinese language includes several languages such as: Cantonese, Mandarin and Hakan. Mandarin, however, is the most popular dialect and is considered the official language of the People’s Republic of China and the standard language of commerce in Taiwan.
Business people on business trips usually need experienced interpreters who know the local language and culture, in order to make the most of any sales opportunities and avoid offensive behavior.
A wrong phrase or word used by the Chinese translator/interpreter can change the impact of your document or the tone of your business discussion and disrupt the entire engagement.
How to choose the right translator/interpreter, when you don’t know Chinese
1. Experience. Find out what the company/individual’s experience in the field is and don’t be shy to ask for their CV.
2. Education / background. Assign the job to a Chinese speaker who understands your business and has the relevant background. A translator who has no technical knowledge will have great difficulty in translating your user manual correctly.
3. Ask for recommendations. An experienced person will gladly comply with this request.
Maybe your team members or colleagues have had experience with a professional and can point you in the right direction.
4. Interview. Speak to the translator or the agency’s account manager. Prepare a list of questions and gain an impression of their work.
5. Test. Give the company or the individual a short sample text and send it to colleagues for review.
6. Availability. Find out the schedules and availability for jobs with short term and long term obligations. This will provide both you and the translator with an idea of what’s required.
Need a second opinion? Got a Chinese translation job at hand? Speak to Lichi Translation today and we promise to provide the highest quality service, along with superb schedule accommodation.