Swiss German translation agency
Language is probably the most important means of communication, and this is certainly the case when doing business abroad. There are a large number of countries in which it is appreciated if you speak their language well. Switzerland is one of those countries. If you want to do business here, people will expect you to speak the language in the region in which you find yourself. You won’t automatically be a master of Swiss German, however. This is where we can help you by translating your documents out of, and into, Swiss Standard German. If you are interested in the opportunities this may afford you, why not get in touch with us? You can also request a no-obligation quotation, of course.
Swiss Standard German
Swiss German is a generic name for those dialects that are spoken in Switzerland, but it is also used for those which are spoken in Lichtenstein, among other places. The dialects differ enormously, however, and Swiss German speakers regard Swiss Standard German, otherwise known as Swiss High German, which they use to communicate across the dialects, as somewhat artificial, even though most can speak it fluently. The dialects are so different, in fact, that they differ from town to town and from village to village. Modern media, however, means that certain city dialects now exercise a great deal of influence and can now be regarded as the main languages. The dialect for the city of Zurich is one of the most important. Swiss German differs from Standard German in spelling and orthography and some nouns have a different gender. Terminology can also be different.
Where other dialects are threatened with extinction, this is not the case with Swiss German. Although Swiss Standard German is spoken on official occasions, people soon switch to their dialect once the formal part is over. Swiss German is a version of Standard or High German, but it also shows some similarities with French. The various Swiss German dialects have no official spelling but Swiss Standard German is mainly used when writing.
Swiss German translations of specialist documents
We always work with professional translators and interpreters who translate or interpret into their native language. As well as English, we also translate out of Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, and even standard German. We also translate out of Swiss German into other languages, of course, including English. We have experience in translating all sorts of text, including:
- Financial documents: contracts, tenders and quotations, terms and conditions, deeds of sale, loan applications, etc
- Technical documents: manuals, instructions, handbooks, plans, project descriptions, and other technical documents that have to be used in Swiss high-end industry
- Medical documents: leaflets, medical claims, authorisation applications, and other medical documents
- General or commercial documents: presentations, brochures, and websites are professionally translated into Swiss German
Our translation agency
We can provide you with an excellent service in respect of the translation of your documents. Feel free to contact us for more information or request an immediate no-obligation quotation by sending us your document by email.
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