German translation

German translation

Translation is the production of a text in one language, called the target text, from a text in a different language, called the source text. To be able to do so, the person in charge must know how to convey the meaning of the source text in the target text. In addition, he or she must also know how to transfer the communicative style, based on his or her knowledge of the cultural differences between the two languages. 

Depending on the subject area, a different type of translation will be applied. Among these types are informative, literary, poetry, scientific-technical, legal, economic, and health translation. 

In this way, translation takes into account:

  • Language translation
  • Cultural adaptation
  • Communication of the company's message
  • Search engine optimization

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The language translation process

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Analysis 

Before starting the translation, it is important to have all the necessary material to be able to carry it out correctly. Therefore, you must have a translation memory, the material provided by the client, the brand’s style guide and the glossary of terms.

Linguistic translation 

This process is usually carried out by a person whose target language is the same as that of the target text. For this, he or she must produce a translation with good syntax, punctuation, lexis, semantics and that can be fully understood by the target audience of the translated text. 

Linguistic proofreading

This step must be performed by a different native translator than the one who performed the translation. He/she must compare the source text with the target text and ensure that it complies with the brand’s style and can be read fluently. 

Verification

Finally, it is checked if words are repeated, if punctuation is correct and if fonts and images correspond to the original document. 

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Tips for a good German translation

The importance of context

Words have different meanings depending on the context in which they are found. Likewise, there are words that together do not refer to their literal meaning, but to the meaning provided by the sentence in which they are found.

An overall view

For a good translation, it is important not to focus on individual sentences, but on the paragraph, on the rest of the sentences that accompany them. 

Be faithful to the style of the original writer

It is important to read the original text carefully and note any stylistic marks left by the author of the original text throughout the writing. 

Advantages of language translation

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In-depth knowledge of the language

A professional translator knows the target language, its expressions and meanings. In this way, he/she can produce a text that seems to have been written in that language from the beginning.

Accuracy of style

Unlike machine translation, a professional translator knows how to reflect the style of the author of the text and translate it into the target translation. In this way, he or she can translate expressions and puns. 

Cultural knowledge

What may be acceptable in one culture may be rude or offensive in another. A translator handles these cultural nuances in order to adapt them in the translation. 

Frequently asked questions about German translation

How long does it take to do a translation?

This answer varies from case to case. First of all, the complexity of the text and its length have an influence. In cases where it is required, urgent translations are done.

Who performs the translation?

The translation is always done by a native translator with experience in the sector. He/she must have a great cultural knowledge and very good reading skills. 

What is a sworn translation?

It is a type of translation carried out by a professional translator appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This translation is accompanied by a photocopy of the original document. 

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