Chinese or Mandarin
People often wonder whether Chinese or Mandarin is the official language in China?
Let’s find out.
Although the most widely heard foreign language in everyday life is English, it still ranks second in popularity after Chinese.
People sometimes use the term “Chinese” as if it were a single language, but in fact, there are several related language groups, with Mandarin being the most widely used. It is the official language of the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of China (Taiwan) as well as one of the 4 official languages of Singapore.
Chinese translation services are popular thanks to the increase of tourism in the world.
How Many People Speak Chinese
Mandarin speakers reach 1.1 billion in the world.
A Bit of History
Mandarin was not accepted as a national official language until 1932, until then, it was spoken in various languages and dialects. At the beginning of the 20th century, most people in China agreed on the need for a common language in the country in order to facilitate communication and combat the country’s widespread illiteracy.
The People’s Republic of China was established in 1949 and continued to use Mandarin. As a result, in 1982, the People’s Republic of China amended its constitution to make Mandarin the official language.
In 1932, when Mandarin was officially recognized as the official language, the main goal during the century was to ensure that all Chinese were able to speak the correct Mandarin language. Nowadays, more than 70% of Chinese are fluent in this language.
The Chinese alphabet does not exist. To speak Chinese it is enough to know 500-700 Chinese characters. To read newspapers you have to know about 2000 Chinese characters.
Well-educated people know about 8000 Chinese characters.
Chinese Translation Services
Littera Translation Agency has been providing professional Chinese translation services for more than 10 years.
It must be understood that the translation of documents is relevant not only from Chinese into English, but also vice versa and in other language combinations like French, German, Italian Spanish and others.
In our office you can order translations in both directions. If you need certified Chinese translations Littera can offer it. How to order a certified or notarized Chinese translation read in this Article.
Important! We select a suitable and professional linguist based on the content of the source material and the final target language. Professional translators use modern translators’ tools and new technologies to preserve the same terminology throughout the project and provide a professional result.
To exclude all kinds of errors and inaccuracies a professional editor reads the translation after it is finished.
Official Chinese Translation of Documents: When is it Needed?
This service is required to process various sources:
- contracts and agreements;
- project estimate documents;
- scientific research works,
- passports and birth certificates;
- marriage and divorce certificates,
- marriage contracts;
- documents for receiving inheritance;
- court documents;
A Chinese translator is available at the Littera Translation Agency. We work with about 10 Chinese translators and proofreaders.
We can help you with a Chinese to English translation! We work with more than 80 other languages, as well. Ask our manager for your language pair.
You can look at the costs for Chinese translation services in the Translation prices section.
Our Most Frequently Used Chinese Translations:
- English – Chinese
- Russian – Chinese
- Swedish – Chinese
- German – Chinese
- French – Chinese
- Czech – Chinese
- Latvian – Chinese
- Finnish – Chinese
- Norwegian– Chinese
- Danish – Chinese
- Estonian – Chinese
Translation Services Provided:
- certified translation English to Chinese
- Chinese translation to English
- English translation to Chinese
- official translation Chinese to English
- certified Chinese to English translator
- translation of a document from English to Chinese
- English to Chinese translation services
- notarized translation Chinese to English
- localization of software into Chinese
- localization of games into Chinese
- localization of sites into Chinese
- editing into/from Chinese
- medical translation into/from Chinese
- translation of science into/from Chinese
- literature translation into/from Chinese
- translation of poetry into/from Chinese
- translation of books into/from Chinese
- legal translation into/from Chinese
- Chinese interpreting
- Chinese guide services
We guarantee full confidentiality of your documents because we work under NDA agreements (non- disclosure) with our translators and other suppliers. Clients are safe with us.
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