Mandarin is now the most popular language in the world with around 1.2 billion speakers. However, there are many languages spoken throughout China. In this vast landscape there are many differences between dialects, written characters and sentence structures.
Chinese languages, including Mandarin are generally tonal languages. Blunders can easily be made by saying a word in the wrong tone. It can be all-to-easy to shock and offend if you don’t understand the structure that a language has.
If you’re looking for Chinese translation services » , some considerations include:
What specific part of the country are trying to communicate with or do you want to use “standard” Mandarin that will reach as many people as possible.
How quick can the translation be done?
Before hiring a service provider, ask yourself will be the skillset of the translator? Ideally you want a professional linguist who is bilingual and experienced in moving between both languages.
Do you want your translation to have a more professional tone, or will it be more casual and informal?
Will any software, robot, tools be used or will it be reliant on human judgement?