There are different lists available weighing in on the most difficult languages to learn. On any of these lists, Chinese is usually among the top five.
According to the Foreign Service Institute of the United State Department of States, learning Chinese takes roughly 2200 hours, about 1.6 years. As a global business, many things can happen within a year. As such, you can’t slow down business operations because you want to learn simplified Chinese.
Thankfully, with Hansem Global, you don’t have to put your business on hold. With our professional Simplified Chinese localization and translation services, we can make the process of pivoting to China smooth, while you focus on growing your business.
As a global business, expanding into the Chinese economy is very important. If you don’t you’re likely to find yourself on the wrong side of history. China is home to the world’s second largest economy according to nominal GDP — about $15 trillion. If you use Purchasing Power Parity, China’s economy is actually the largest in the world, at about $24.2 Trillion with the United States at close second with $20.9 Trillion.
At Hansem Global, simplified Chinese language professionals will help smoothen your company’s entrance into the Chinese market. We offer the most thorough simplified Chinese translation and localization services.
Mandarin Chinese is the most prevalent dialect and used primarily on the Mainland. However, the older, traditional forms of Chinese also have millions of native speakers in other places, especially in Singapore, Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong, and overseas Chinese communities.
Traditional Chinese is very complex, with tens of thousands of characters in regular use. The translators have to be highly knowledgeable and familiar with the intricacies of local dialects and cultural issues.
So if you’re looking for a professional language translation company to translate content between English and Chinese with speed and accuracy, look no further than Hansem Global.
Consistent, quality English-Chinese translations need subject matter expertise, professional linguistic experience, and localization best practices. As an ISO 17100 certified translation company, Hansem Global provides the best traditional Chinese translation services, enabling our customers to stay ahead of the competition in international markets.
The only time the distinction between Simplified and Traditional Chinese applies is when you are trying to write in Chinese. This is because unlike in spoken Chinese where they have no specific distinction between Traditional and Simplified Chinese, written Chinese varies based on whether Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese is used.
Despite having been used throughout Chinese civilization spanning thousands of millennia, Traditional Chinese is being slowly replaced by Simplified Chinese that was first introduced by the Chinese Communist Party in 1956 in order to make it easier for the Chinese people. Too many people were finding Traditional Chinese to be too complex to write and it adversely affected the literacy rate of the country. In order to make the country more literate, there were updated mandates in 1964 and in 1977 although the latter was widely unpopular and was ultimately scrapped in 1986. Today, Simplified Chinese is used in Mainland China and Singapore accounting for over 1.4 billion users. Traditional Chinese writing is still in use in places like Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia.
With respect to the translation and localization services of Asian languages, feel free to get in touch with our US Office.
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