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China is big—very big. In fact, it’s the most populous nation on Earth. So it’s no surprise that Chinese translation is in high demand.

China has been a target market for global firms for the past few decades. While some U.S. firms see the Chinese as competitors, others view them as partners and customers.

Chinese Translation Services by RedLine

Companies need Chinese translation services so that they can communicate. They have to understand and be able to produce a wide range of text types, such as web copy, reports, and RFPs.

While English is still the major language of business, deals are being conducted more and more in Chinese.

We translate from English to Chinese as well as from Chinese to English. Most of our projects involve Simplified Chinese, but we offer Traditional Chinese for audiences in Taiwan or Hong Kong.

At RedLine, all work is proofed by a second translator. This ensures accuracy for materials that will be made public, such as web copy and user interfaces.

We offer document translation as well as audio translation. (For example, we produced the English text for this beautifully shot Chinese documentary. You can also see our page on translating Chinese legal texts.)

In addition, we offer design services in a wide range of file formats. Clients outsource their translation and desktop publishing work to RedLine because they like the “one-stop shopping” that we offer.

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China boasts several huge cities, such as Guangzhou (population 11 million, or 1.5 times that of New York City).

897 million: native speakers of Mandarin worldwide

63 million: native speakers of Cantonese worldwide

2.8 million: Chinese speakers in the U.S.

706: U.S. college students graduating with a degree in Chinese (2013)

Our Specialties

RedLine works in many domains, but most of our work is in the legal, technical, and marketing industries.

Past projects include contracts and web copy as well as UI and audio translationVisit our main translation page to see what else we do.

Facts about Chinese

  • Chinese uses characters, so it has no alphabet.
  • It is a tonal language.
  • Chinese is considered one of the hardest languages for English speakers to learn.
  • It has over a dozen variants—Mandarin, Cantonese, and Hakka, for example, and not all are mutually intelligible.

Sources:
“Summary by language size,” Ethnologue.
“Number of Chinese majors in U.S. universities holding steady,” Pinyin.info.