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China is a burgeoning market that virtually no company can afford to ignore. It has about 1.3 billion native speakers, making it the number one most spoken language globally. It’s also one of the most challenging to learn. As a result, Chinese translation services are in high demand.

Bureau Works established relationships with expert linguists to service this need. Our translators have a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring that you are matched with the perfect linguistic and subject matter expert for your projects. While it can be challenging to find professional translators who specialize in Chinese, we’re here to provide the need.

Considerations in Translating Chinese

One of the most famous translation faux pas occurred in China when Kentucky Fried Chicken attempted to enter the market in the 80s with their “Finger Lickin’ Good” tagline. Unfortunately, in Chinese, it translated to “we’ll eat your fingers off”—a less than appetizing prospect.

It’s surprisingly easy to make mistakes like this when completing Chinese translation because there are many unique language challenges to consider.

Dialects

Dialects can vary widely in China. The country has seven major dialect groups and tons of smaller regional variations. While Mandarin is the most commonly spoken, a translator should never default to it.

Format

Character direction is vertical and is occasionally written right to left. Many other languages use a horizontal, left-to-right format. This difference creates significant layout challenges.

Characters

Hanzi, or Chinese characters, form the base of many written Asian languages and are challenging to learn. There are over 50,000 characters and even most native writers don’t know all of them.

Nuances

Chinese has a number of idioms that have no direct translation into other languages. A deep understanding of both the Chinese language and the target language is necessary to know how to overcome these cultural nuances.

Origin

Chinese’s roots are based in the Sino-Tibetan family. When translating it into languages not from that family, like those in the Indo-European or Germanic segments, direct translations are incredibly challenging.
Premier Chinese translation services are worth their weight in gold because they prioritize tackling all these challenges. At Bureau Works, we approach this unique language by cultivating relationships with the best linguists and supporting them through a robust localization management platform.

How Bureau Works Tackles Chinese Translation Services

At Bureau Works, we help our clients reach new audiences and connect with employees to expand their businesses to China. We’ve translated a wide range of content, including:

  • Websites
  • eCommerce pages
  • Onboarding content
  • Blogs
  • Technical documents
  • Apps
  • Marketing collateral
  • Customer support
  • Audio files
  • Legal documents
  • Financial statements
  • Videos
  • Training materials
  • Pamphlets
  • Social media posts

This is by no means an exhaustive list of our Chinese translation services. Thanks to our myriad of tools and features, we can support just about any translation project.

Tools We Leverage

We are one of the most high-tech translation firms on the market. Our technology and the linguists that use it help to support professional-grade translation in just about any language for all industries.

Intelligent Machine Translation (MT)

Algorithm-Controlled Assignments

Client Knowledge Management Tools

While Chinese translations aren’t generally machine friendly, our intuitive program that leverages detailed translation memories is more adept at handling these challenging projects. We build an engine specifically based on your content to support MT. We use an AI-enabled algorithm and translator metrics to match you with the best linguists for every project. These tools save you valuable time when finding the right expert. Corporate lexicons, termbases, and translation memories set up a foundation of client knowledge management that powers linguist tools and helps them stay brand-accurate.

Boundless Integrations

Flexible Pricing

Powerful Developer Tools

We offer a wide range of integrations for popular programs like Drupal, GitHub, Zendesk, WordPress, and more. You can manage reporting, automatically upload content, and even benefit from continuous localization in a structured environment. With our three tiers of pricing, we offer a localization program to support just about every budget. If you need a one-time job, ongoing support, or a total enterprise solution, we have a plan that fits your needs. With our command-line interface (CLI) and application programming interface (API), developers can decide how to interact with our program. Whether they enjoy an API’s structure or the control of a CLI, we can support them.
If you’re looking for Chinese translation services, Bureau Works is the top-rated solution. We have expert linguists in all dialects across various industries. Combined with our robust technology, we offer a total translation solution you can leverage to reach China’s massive audience.

Bureau Works offers Chinese translation services in a wide range of dialects. To learn more, Contact our team.

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