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Spanish Translation Service | Alphatrad London

27.06.2013

Alphatrad London is specialised in providing a Spanish translation service.  What does this actually mean?

Did you know that in 2012 it is recorded that, there are up to 400 million people speaking Spanish as a native language and a total of 500 million speakers worldwide?

Spanish is the second most natively spoken language in the world, after Mandarin Chinese, with Spanish being the primary language of 20 countries worldwide.

The most common Spanish dialect taught in the UK is the standard European Spanish. While each country retains its own accents and has some unique vocabulary, residents of countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia generally speak Latin American Spanish, especially in urban centers.

There are differences between European Spanish (also called Neutral or Peninsular Spanish) and the Spanish of the Americas, as well as many different dialect areas both within Spain and within Spanish America.

Prominent differences of pronunciation among dialects of Spanish do exist. There are significant differences in vocabulary among regional varieties of Spanish, particularly in the domains of food products, everyday objects, and clothes.

Here are a few examples of the differences in vocabulary between Spain & Latin America:

English 

  • Avocado
  • Computer     
  • Car

Neutral Spanish   

  • Aguacate   
  • Ordenador  
  • Coche  

Latin American Spanish

  • Palta
  • Computadora
  • Carro

 

As you approach an international target market where the main language is not English, you will inevitably see the need to make your company’s marketing materials, users’ manuals, website or other items available to your potential customers in their own language.

Finding a translator to carry out this kind of work is not difficult. However, finding the right translator who will not only propose a literal translation but will provide you with a culturally targeted translation will be more difficult. Make sure that your chosen translation service provider proposes a translation made by NATIVE translators IN the country WHERE THE LANGAGE IS SPOKEN.

A Spanish translation is not simply a Spanish translation; it is a question of dialect, and the target country.

If you’re in need of a Spanish translation service, please do not hesitate to contact us!