Our London translators have an essential knowledge of each language that they translate. In this article we provide a brief history of the Arabic language before providing details on Arabic translators and translation services.
The Arabic alphabet can trace its roots back to Aramaic script and is visually very different from any of the European languages. However, although this may be the case, there are numerous everyday words in the English language that have been translated from Arabic languages, including ‘coffee’, ‘crimson’ and even ‘algebra’.
During the middle ages, right across the Middle East it was a great centre of learning, this included the areas of science, mathematics and philosophy. As a direct result of this academic history, the richness of the language and its influence can be seen throughout the European languages.
Arabic – The Spoken Word
Arabic is spoken by more than half a billion people across the world, making it the 6th largest language. Due to its scale of use, Arabic is an important global language for business particularly for those whom markets include The Middle East and North Africa. It is worth noting that, as with many other languages, local dialects are present and therefore translation of these must take account of the variances. There is the Modern Standard Arabic language which exists to unite the various different dialects and has been used in across the media, universities and therefore, as a natural step, by translators.
Arabic – The Written Word
There are two forms of the written Arabic language; Classical Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic. The two differing forms are used in entirely different circumstances. The Classical Arabic is only used when writing in the sacred Muslim religious text, the Qur’an and other religious writings. The Modern Arabic language is predominantly used in business and by the media, which is often the target dialect for translations services such as Romo Translations. The Arabic numerals are also written in a different way to those written in English, and therefore also require translation. It is worth noting that if you need an Arabic translation, you need to remember that the words are written in the opposite way to the European languages, i.e. from right to left.
There are a wide range of subjects and areas that will need professional translation services within the Arabic language. We are able to help you with translating copy from English to Arabic and also Arabic to English.
Arabic Translation in Business Areas
- Scientific Arabic Translation
- Medical Arabic Translation
- Legal Arabic Translation
- Technical Arabic Translation
- Medical Arabic Translation
- Academic Arabic Translation
- Commercial Arabic Translation
Arabic Translation for Personal Documents
- Legal and regulatory documents
- Documents and manuscripts,
- Insurance claims
- Court case documents
- Marriage certificates
- Divorce certificates
- Death certificates
- Egyptian Arabic power of attorney
- Arbitration and dispute related documents
- Sworn and notarised translations
If you need Arabic translations please call us on 0845 262 0153. We look forward to speaking with you.