Language Translation Services + Multicultural Communication

Chinese Translation Services

No-fuss, quick and accurate Chinese translation service approach.

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With over 5000 professional linguists worldwide (and growing), award-winning translation technology and proven language delivery solutions, we are well positioned to handle a diverse range of translation projects in Chinese.

Blending proprietary translation tools with professional human translators, Lexigo empowers its’ clients to effortlessly translate and manage global language content quickly, easily and accurately in Chinese and 96 other languages.

 
Powering Chinese communication at thousands of organisations worldwide
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Complete Chinese translation services and solutions

 
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Chinese translation services,
to and from Chinese

Our global team of native Chinese translators cover all Chinese-speaking regions to ensure we match your translation requirements to the region’s dialect and local lingo.

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Chinese Desktop Publishing (DTP) and multilingual typesetting services

Maintain consistent design principles across all languages. Desktop Publishing, design and typesetting services by native Chinese professionals. Services are offered across all platforms and software with expertise in InDesign, Illustrator and more.

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Multicultural Media

Create powerful multimedia in Chinese or translate and adapt current media to target Chinese audiences. We offer a range of services which include professional Chinese voice over talent, subtitling and editing.

 
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Checking, editing and proofing services

Ensure your Chinese content is consistent, detailed and culturally appropriate.

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Chinese software, apps and website translation

Adapt your website, app or software to engage with your Chinese user's language and culture. 

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Chinese localisation services

Speak powerfully and consistently to targeted Chinese audiences, locally or globally.

 
 
 

Advantages

Award-winning technology backed by native, qualified and professional Chinese translators.
 
 
— Simple per-word pricing
— Stress-free Service
Select the quality level you need and get a Chinese translation quote. All our packages come with 24/7 support, translation guarantees and dedicated project success managers.
 
— Boost Translation Quality
Access quality translation services that adhere to global standards EN-15038 and ISO-9001 plus 130 automatic quality checks.
 
— Cut Costs, Gain Value
Take advantage and save with our competitive cost structure - with additional services others charge for, included at no cost.
Join Government organisations, multinationals and small business exporters who rely on Lexigo for Chinese communication. Get guaranteed Chinese translation quality and turnaround is 100% guaranteed.
 
— Translate at Super Speed
Save time, our Chinese translators translate up to 5 times faster and 96% of our projects are delivered before our guaranteed deadlines.
 
— 5000+ Transators
Qualified, native Chinese translators located across the world with subject matter expertise in a number of industries.
 
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The Chinese language, namely Standard Mandarin, is the official language of China and is used in Mongolia, Singapore and Taiwan, among others.

Overview

In its written form, it’s most commonly used in Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese (although there are many more dialects and written forms). Generally speaking, you can associate Simplified Chinese with the spoken language of Mandarin and Traditional Chinese with the spoken language of Cantonese.

Chinese is a language group consisting of many languages, some 13 main dialects, some of which include Standard Chinese/Mandarin, Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan and Hakka dialects.

These are mutually unintelligible to varying degrees, with Standard Chinese/Mandarin (Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect) being the national language spoken by more than 70% of the population.

Traditional vs. Simplified Chinese Translation

Traditional and Simplified Chinese are the two main written forms for Chinese characters. Simplified is most commonly referred to as ‘Spoken Mandarin’ whilst Traditional Chinese can be associated with ‘Spoken Cantonese’.

If you’re looking for Chinese translation or writing your content in Chinese, the system you select will depend on two things; the location and the people.

Generally speaking, the traditional system is still used in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and Chinese speaking communities outside mainland China (except Singapore and Malaysia). Its form originates from the standardized character forms dating back to the late Han dynasty.

Simplified Chinese however, literally ‘simplifies’ most complex traditional characters/glyphs to fewer strokes, many to common caoshu shorthand variants, and is used across most of China and Singapore.



Chinese language facts

+ Up to 50,000 characters exist, however only about 8,000 are currently in use. Organisations such as Chineasy are trying to simplify learning Chinese to address literacy rates and improve learning to better reflect today’s world.

+ A knowledge of 2000 characters supports basic literacy.

+ Singapore is the only foreign nation to have officially adopted Simplified Chinese.

+ Chinese (any dialect), does not have a phonetic alphabet, but rather, uses characters to express words, thoughts or principles.

 
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Doing business in China

Capital: Beijing
Official language: (Simplified) Chinese - ZH
Currency: CNY / Yuan / ¥
International dial code: +86
Business hours: Mon - Fri, 8AM - 6PM
Timezone: UTC+8


With a population of one billion plus people, China can be overwhelming at first, especially if you’re from a smaller city, but understanding the culture is key.

The population figure alone serves as an insight into the behavioural attributes of the Chinese market; how the Chinese receive information, the amount of information they receive, the array of marketing and media they’re exposed to on a daily basis and the many cities and provinces across the country – all of which have their own unique sub-cultures.

It’s definitely not a country to approach lightly or to approach bootstrapped. The enriched traditions of thousands of years of languages, cultures, nations and religions is threaded into society, mostly depending on the area you’re visiting. For example, Shanghai is more westernised with a globally savvy and accepting population.

 
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Tips for doing
business in China

Take your time. A strong negotiating tactic and cultural characteristic that can be used against you if you try to rush things.

The Chinese culture is collectivist. Read more here about cultural dimensions you should consider when doing business in China.

Take note of the details. Cultural customs such as handing your business card with two hands is a must and a sign of respect. Other customs and attention to the details will be of benefit.

China is a hierarchical society. Ensure you go through the appropriate hierarchy when doing business, even when you greet.

Business dress is formal. This means shirt, tie and trousers and if in doubt, just wear a suit. Women in China dress conservatively and formally for work.

Pay attention to your Chinese translation. Make sure you’ve selected the correct writing system for your target market and use native Chinese translators.
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Resources to get you started
+ PWC has some great content on doing business and investing in China, all compiled in to one download.

+ DoingBusiness.org highlights China’s current economy and provides a detailed process on how to start a business in China.
+ King&Wood Mallesons published an enjoyable read on “A Guide to Doing Business in China”

+ Austrade has a wonderful section dedicated to China’s Market Profile, Statistics, News and Insights, Events, Visiting tips and more.
 
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