Professional Chinese Translation Services.
Acclaro offers high quality Chinese translations of websites, marketing and advertising campaigns, software, and technical documents — all to support your company’s expansion into China and Taiwan.
Expanding into China
China is booming. It is the third largest economy in the world, and No. 2 in terms of purchasing power — just trailing that of the U.S. Companies see China as the next great frontier, and businesses want to be the first to offer products or services to people in China, opening the floodgates to a river of potential sales revenue. But to best capture the Chinese market, you have to address your new consumers in their native language.
When it comes to Chinese translation, one size does not fit all. Chinese not only has between seven and 14 linguistic subgroups (depending on the classification system used) — it also has two written forms: Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. Simplified Chinese began in the 1950s in Mainland China as a movement to make the language easier to read by reducing the number of strokes in Traditional Chinese characters. While the debate on Simplified and Traditional Chinese continues, knowing the difference between the two is crucial for creating correctly targeted Chinese translations.
Simplified and Traditional Chinese Translation
Are selling your products to customers in Hong Kong or Taiwan? Then you want Traditional Chinese translation. When going into Mainland China and Singapore, Simplified is preferred, though Traditional Chinese characters still are popular for signage, advertising and art because of their aesthetics. Many Chinese speakers living abroad also use Traditional Chinese writing. The system is the oldest continuous writing system in the world, with artifacts that are over 5,000 years old.
Of course, Chinese is not just a language of the past, but also of the future, with over one billion (and growing) speakers worldwide. At Acclaro, we work with experienced translators who not only know how to handle the differences between Simplified and Traditional Chinese, but also regional language variations and usages that can impact your Chinese translation.
Chinese Translation for Local Markets
Selling products and services in China with accurate, culturally relevant Chinese translations is one thing, but there is also a market of native speakers of Mandarin and Cantonese right here in the U.S.
These consumers search for products and solutions on the web in Chinese, and they feel more comfortable reading manuals, training materials, and other documents in their native tongue. Our Chinese translations help companies secure the local market of native Chinese speakers.
Prepare yourself for successful expansion into China or local Chinese speaking markets with the best Chinese translations.