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Importance of Spanish translation for US companies – II

Continuing the discussion on the importance of Spanish translation for U.S. companies, here are some startling statistics on the growing domination of Hispanics, the Spanish speaking population in the U.S.:

  • The no. of Hispanics in 2004 exceeded 43.5 millions accounting for nearly 15% of the total U.S. population. Their number is growing 5 times faster than the general population and has increased by over 70% in the last 10 years.
  • By 2020, one in five Americans … Continue Reading

Importance of Spanish translation for US companies

Spanish is the third most widely spoken language in the world after Mandarin and English. More than 400 million people speak Spanish in about 24 countries. It is easily the most popular of the Romance languages which comprise languages such as Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan and Romanian. Romance languages were developed around 8th century A.D. mostly in Rome and trace their origin to a form of Latin called as Vulgar Latin. With such a long history and geographic spread, Spanish translation from and into other languages also has been practiced for a long time.

In addition to Spain, Spanish … Continue Reading

Spanish Translation Advice

Translation at its very core is a simple act. All you really need to do when translating is express the meaning of a text or speech from a source language to a target language. However, like most seemingly simple things, there are many nuances and intricacies involved in this line of work.

If translation were as easy as transliteration, then machine translation is all you’ll ever need to translate in Spanish or any other language. However, the reverse is instead true, so human translation remains the technique of choice for many a professional … Continue Reading