Posted on June 19, 2012 by Chris
Whilst searching for a Spanish translator, you might wonder, what are some of the most important elements I should look for in a quality translator? We’re so glad you’ve asked.
Here are some basic facts about the Spanish language and its dialects, as well as some tips for finding an expert Spanish translator.
Spanish is the second most natively spoken language in the world (after Mandarin Chinese). Here are the countries that call it their native language:
Spain, Equatorial Guinea, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay. This list is extensive; however, it does not include countries in which Spanish is spoken non-natively.
As any professional Spanish translator will tell you, there are a number of dialects within the mother language of Spanish. They include Basque, Andalusian, Murcian, Castilian, Catalan, Coda, Equatoguinean, Galician, Canarian, Llanito, Extremaduran, Rioplatense, Latin American, and Caribbean.
When looking for a Spanish translator, take the following into account:
- Native Dialect: Not only should your Spanish translator speak and write fluently in Spanish, he or she should specialise in the particular dialect that you require.
- Skilled Writing: A Spanish translator should also be a skilled writer, adept in conveying thoughts, information, and emotion in written language.
- Specialisation in Field: Apart from being a Spanish translator, your choice should be educated in your specific field of need – whether it’s engineering, medicine, art, etc.
Contrary to what machine translators would like you to believe, Spanish translation is an art; and when performed by an experienced, mindful, and qualified Spanish translator, it can be a true work of art that creates a compelling message about your business.
For more information about our spanish translation services to ensure you are communicating the right message about your business please call +44 (0)1344 870700 or get in touch with us by emailing Network Languages >