Professional Chinese translation

We are a translation agency with extensive experience in professional translation to and from Chinese.

We offer Chinese translation, localization and transcreation services to help you adapt your content and ensure that the right message reaches the right audience.

We have the people, tools and knowledge to offer a comprehensive service, for both urgent and large translations, in more than 100 different languages and with all the quality guarantees you would expect.

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Why translate into Chinese?

Over 1,350,000,000 native speakers

Mother tongue of 12.3% of the world’s population

19.4% of Internet users browse in Chinese

2nd most used language by number of Internet users

Number one language by number of native speakers

76.66% of its speakers are Internet users

1.4% of Internet pages are written in Chinese

China is the world’s 2nd largest economy by nominal GDP.

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Benefits of Chinese translation

Connect with Chinese-speaking customers

Professional Chinese translation

Chinese: the linguistic bridge to a growing global economy

Chinese, spoken by more than one billion people, is not only the language with the most native speakers in the world, but also a gateway to one of the world’s largest and fastest growing economies.

Addressing Chinese audiences in their own language is crucial, as it demonstrates respect and appreciation for China’s rich culture and traditions, which helps establish a deeper and more meaningful connection with consumers. By communicating in Chinese, we can overcome linguistic and cultural barriers, facilitating understanding and acceptance of products or services by the Chinese market. This is particularly important in a market as diverse and nuanced as China, where each region and dialect can have its own linguistic and cultural characteristics.

With Chinese translation your company can:

Extend the global nature of your business and reach a wider audience.

Expand into new markets and increase international sales. 

Facilitate communication and increase customer and supplier confidence.

Save time, save money and avoid errors in communication management.

Chinese translators: Specialized native professionals

Teams of certified professional translators

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Native Chinese translators

We work with translators from different regions, who, in addition to being fluent in Chinese as their mother tongue, are familiar with the local socio-cultural environment. Wehave more than 2000 professional translators, and we select the team that best fits each project to ensure the best quality and accuracy for your translations. 

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Chinese translators who are experts in your industry

Our team of accredited translators has experience with clients from all over the world. It is made up of specialists in different sectors and industries, who know the specific characteristics and the technical terminology of each area. 

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Certified quality

At iDISC, we are accredited with the certifications ISO 17100 for translation services, ISO 27001 for information security, ISO 9001 for quality of service and ISO 18587 for machine translation post-editing. In addition, we also have the Trados and MemoQ seals, which are a further guarantee of our solvency and professionalism. 

We translate more than 100 languages

We have more than 2000 specialized native translators.

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Translation of texts into Chinese

Improve your chances of reaching your target audience with better content.

Chinese translations specialized in your industry

Where is Chinese spoken?

The Chinese language originated in present-day northeastern China, and is currently the most widely spoken language family in the world. Mandarin is the most widely spoken variety, followed by regional dialects such as Cantonese, Wu, Min, Xiang and Hakka. Mandarin is the only official language of China and is the predominant language in mainland China and Taiwan. Cantonese is spoken in Hong Kong and Macau, Wu in Shanghai, and Mǐn nán in Fujian and Taiwan. These variants are also present in Chinese diaspora communities. For example, Cantonese is more common than Mandarin in Western countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

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Countries with Chinese as an official language

China, Taiwan and Singapore.

Localization and adaptation of Chinese variants

We adapt your content to the culture and variants of the language

Translations adapted to the varieties of Chinese: beyond Mandarin and Cantonese

Chinese is not a single language, but a macrolanguage or family of languages. Although Mandarin Chinese (or Putonghua) is official in China, where the term “dialects” (方言, fāngyán) is commonly used to refer to its other variants, the reality is that mutual intelligibility between them is almost non-existent. This leads many linguists to consider each with its own identity, as among dialects such as Mandarin, Cantonese, Mǐn Nán, Wu, Jin and Xiang, each presents its unique phonetic and cultural characteristics.

For example, Mandarin, predominant in mainland China and Taiwan, differs significantly from the Cantonese spoken in Hong Kong and Macau, not only in pronunciation but also in the writing of the characters.

In addition, the Mǐn Nán, Wu, Jin and Xiang dialects, each predominant in their respective regions, vary in tone, pronunciation and vocabulary, requiring specialized knowledge to ensure accuracy.

At iDISC, we understand this complexity and provide accurate and culturally appropriate translations for the variant of Chinese your project requires while maintaining authenticity and cultural accuracy.

Chinese localization and adaptation

Language combinations for Chinese translation

Albanian | Arabic | Azerbaijani | Basque | Belarusian | Bosnian | Bulgarian | Catalan | Croatian | Czech | Danish | Dutch | English | Estonian | Finnish | Flemish | French | Galician | German | Greek | Guarani | Hebrew | Hindi | Hungarian| | Icelandic | Indonesian | Irish | Italian | Japanese | K’iche’ | Korean | Kurdish | Latvian | Lithuanian | Macedonian | Maltese | Mongolian | Norwegian | Panjabi | Persian-Farsi | Polish | Portuguese | Quechua | Romanian | Russian | Serbian | Slovak | Slovenian | Spanish | Swedish | Thai | Turkish | Ukrainian | Valencian | Vietnamese

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Chinese translation process

  • Sending of documentation specifying the languages to be translated into and the desired delivery date.
  • Word count and sending of quote.
  • Confirmation of quote and delivery date.
  • Selection of the specialized team for the project.
  • Preparation of files, glossaries and translation memories.
  • Chinese translation by one or more specialized native translators.
  • Review by a second linguist.
  • On-time delivery. 

Advantages of our method

Learn about the advantages of our translation method

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Comprehensive translation service directly connected to your CMS, ERP, CRM or TMS.
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Translation and proofreading by two native linguists specialized in the terminology of each sector.
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Direct and continuous communication with the customer
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We use customized translation memories to recycle your content, streamline processes and reduce costs.
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We draw up a glossary for each customer to ensure consistent terminology and a uniform style.
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Optimized workflow through a collaborative platform that logs every step of the process.
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Use of technology to minimize human error and use of human control to ensure the final accuracy of the content.
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Confidentiality and security for your translations thanks to the latest cybersecurity tools.

Frequently asked questions about Chinese translation

What kind of documents can we translate into Chinese?

We can translate any file type or format. We extract the content, translate it and return the translated document respecting the formatting. We use tools that show the approved updates in the original text in order to apply them faithfully in the translated versions. All this without the need for a designer, editor or programmer.

How do I request a Chinese translation?

It’s very simple! All you have to do is fill out this form, attach the document you wish to translate and indicate the language and delivery date. We will contact you as soon as possible and start the translation process so that you can receive your translations without delay.

How is the price of a Chinese translation calculated?

The translation rate for a document is calculated based on the number of words to be translated. Depending on the project, there are several factors that can influence the final price, such as language combination, content type, source format and delivery time, among others. Similarly, repeated phrases or words can reduce the cost of translation thanks to the use of technological tools.

How long does a Chinese translation take?

The usual waiting time to receive a simple translation is between 2 and 3 working days. The turnaround time depends mainly on the volume of words, but also on the degree of specialization of the vocabulary. To give you a rough idea, a translator usually translates between 2000 and 2500 words per day on average. Subsequently, this work must be reviewed by another translator, who may process around double or triple the number of words per day in proofreading tasks.

What guarantees are in place to ensure translation quality and confidentiality?

At iDISC, we comply with the quality standards ISO 9001, ISO 17100 and ISO 18587, which establish requirements for professional competence and processes in translation services to ensure that translations are fit for purpose.

In addition, with ISO 27001-accredited processes and in compliance with the GDPR, we ensure the confidentiality of your translations and protect all your information with the latest cybersecurity tools, using secure systems for the storage, access to and transmission of documents.

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