– Professional Translation from English, Chinese, and 40 other languages –
Our Shanghai headquarters is the central hub for providing translation services for the whole of the East and South East Asia region. Dynamic and multicultural, Shanghai is always on its toes and in constant need of translation & localization services in order to reach out to international markets. Shanghai is recognized as the centre of Economics, Fashion, Business and Architecture in China, and is home to thousands of international businesses, banks and non-profit organizations.
Linguistically speaking, every province of China has its own dialect, and Shanghai is no exception. A unique Wu Dialect of Chinese known as Shanghainese is the mother-tongue of a large part of the native Shanghainese population, which is not mutually intelligible with Standard Mandarin.
Is Mandarin Traditional or Simplified Chinese?
Mandarin Chinese is Simplified Chinese. Traditional Chinese is still used in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Guangdong Province.
Is machine translation good enough to translate Chinese to English or English to Chinese?
At this point machine translation may be sufficient enough to give you general understanding, but the writing style will leave much to to be desired, and you may run into contextual issues when dealing with specialized documents, and marketing materials.
When we translate Chinese characters to English, will the text take up the same amount of space?
No, Chinese text will take about 1,3 times less space with the same size font.
When we translate from Chinese to English, is the number of Chinese characters the same as the number of English words?
No, in general, one English word normally translates to around 2 Chinese characters.
In the past year alone, we have translated over five million words to and from Simplified Chinese or Mandarin Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, English, Japanese and tens of other languages. Hi-COM is highly professional translation agency in Shanghai!