Thai Language

Thai culture needs to be understood from the ethnic traditions of the various peoples who migrated to Thailand to form the Thai culture as we understand it today, it has influences from India through religion and mythology, plus the myths of some of the minorities living in Thailand and animist traditions which continue today. From these traditions we have a Thai culture where belief systems are distinguishable from elsewhere and the themes of these are reflected in the performing arts of music and dance, in the art forms of woodwork, sculpture, murals, pottery and bronze and significantly in architecture forms and decorations, both in the past and continuing in new buildings today. Most importantly, Thai culture is significant in the behavior, customs and beliefs of the Thai people today.
Standard Thai, also known as Central Thai or Bangkok Thai, is the official, national language of Thailand. It is spoken by around eighty percent of the sixty million residents of the country. It is taught in all schools and is used for most television broadcasts. There are also three other major dialects: southern, northern and northeastern (also referred to as “isaan”). Since Standard Thai is widely understood in all regions, the language taught in Pre-Service Training (PST) will be Standard Thai.
Most Thai words are monosyllabic. More complex words are generally formed by combining two monosyllabic words. There are, however, some polysyllabic words. These words are usually borrowed from Pali, Sanskrit, English, and other languages that cannot be broken down into monosyllabic components. The population of Thai language users
According to UNSD Demographic Statistics, United Nations Statistics Division, the population is mostly rural, concentrated in the rice-growing areas of the central, northeastern, and northern regions. However, as Thailand continues to industrialize, its urban population–31.6% of total population, principally in the Bangkok area–is growing. This core population includes the central Thai (33.7% of this population, including Bangkok), northeastern Thai (34.2%), northern Thai (18.8%), and southern Thai (13.3%). Ethnic Malay Muslims comprise a majority in the southernmost provinces.
Up to 14% of Thailand’s population is of Chinese descent, but the Sino-Thai community is the best integrated in Southeast Asia. Malay and Yawi-speaking Muslims of the south comprise another significant minority group (2.3%). Other groups include the Khmer; the Mon, who are substantially assimilated with the Thai; and the Vietnamese. Smaller mountain-dwelling tribes, such as the Hmong and Mein, as well as the Karen, number about 788,024. Some 300,000 Hmong, who ironically have lived this area for more generations than the Thais themselves, received citizenship by 2010. Thailand is also home to a significant number of registered foreigners from Asia, Europe, and North America, as well as an estimated several hundred thousand illegal immigrants, some of which are natives. Increasing numbers of migrants from Burma, Laos, and Cambodia as well as nations such as Nepal, India, and expats from the West and Japan.
Thailand : Gateway to Indochina
According to “The Trade Fair Industry of Asia 8th Edition, 2012” reported by the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), it is shown that in 2011, Thailand’s exhibition industry in 2011 was ranked the first in ASEAN and ranked 8th in Asia in terms of estimated net square metres sold of 462,500 sq. m. Growth was clearly highest in south-east Asia in 2011. The exhibition markets in Thailand expanded by 6.9% from 2010. Despite expected economic weakness in the U.S. and Europe, the Asian exhibition industry to be driven in large part by driven in large part by increased intra-Asian trade.
Seen from a Market potential perspective it is important as there are approximately 80 million speakers of Thai language.
Translation into and from Thai is important if you wish to work with the Thai market. Chambers translations www.chamberstranslations.com has an experienced team of Thai translators who can assist you if you wish to target the Thai market.

Korean Translation

Size of Users Korean Language

Korean is spoken on the Korean peninsula as the only native language and abroad as a second or foreign language. According to 2013 World Population Data Sheet of the Population reference Bureau, recently, the population of South Korea is approximately 50 million and that of North Korea around 24 million. Some 8 million Koreans reside outside the Korean peninsula. The major countries with a substantial Korean population are China (3 million), the United States (3 million), and Japan (600,000). In terms of number of speakers, Korean is ranked as the twelfth most spoken language and one of the most-used languages on the Internet (Internet World Stats, 2013).

Koreans also used some different dialects to communicate inside their each regions for example Cheju Island, North/South Chollado, North/South Chung Chongdo, North/ South Kyongsangdo etc. Dialect boundaries normally correspond to provincial boundaries. Some dialects are not easily intelligible with others. Some scholars has discussed as to whether or not Korean is related to Japanese. Some suggest that both languages are possible distantly related to the Altaic group.

Potential of Economic Values through Korean Language

The learning of a foreign language is often thought of in terms of its potential economic benefit and value. Among Asian languages, Korean’s economic miracle during the 1980s generated unprecedented international interest in Korean business, language, and culture. More recently, South Korea has quickly repositioned itself to become a major player in the global economy through its electronics and communications industries, medical tourim, as well as popular culture and entertainment industries.

Korean language learning and translation has become more important through the World especially in ASEAN Community. Recently, there has been an important increase in the number of foreigners traveling to South Korea to learn Korean, especially among middle-aged and older women, thanks perhaps to the recent popularity of South Korea’s popular cultural industries among ASEAN, which has helped raise a greater awareness of and interest in Korean culture in ASEAN. 

When trading with Korean companies you will need good quality Korean translation services to understand and reach the Korean market, If you need help with Korean translation or interpretation do contact our Korean translation team on +65 63391886.

Types of Interpretation

Types of Interpretation Services in Singapore

Interpreting is a form of communication where one takes a message from a source language and converts that message into a different target language. As the globalization takes place, effective communication is one of the key factors to achieving success in overseas markets. When languages create a communication barrier, Interpretation services help to achieve the goals and objectives effectively. Language Interpretation is the assisting of oral communication between users of different language. Interpretation has different modes: Simultaneous, Consecutive and Whispered.

In Simultaneous Interpretation, the interpreter needs to formulate and render the message in the target language as quickly as possible from the source language. In this mode the interpreters need to use equipment like microphone, earphones and a sound proof booth where they will be staying while listening to the speaker via earphone and relaying the interpreted message via microphone. Simultaneous Interpreters must have completely mastered the target and source language for them to easily transmit the message to the delegates or participants of the meeting or court hearing. They also must have technical knowledge of the subject to be discussed, as well as interpretation skills and experience.

In Consecutive Interpretation, the interpreters relay the message after the source-language presenter finishes speaking one to three sentences. Unlike in the simultaneous where the message should be formulated immediately, in consecutive they have time to formulate and interpret the message according to the way that the speech is divided into segments. The interpreter normally stands or sits beside the speaker, he or she will listen and take notes as the speaker progresses through a speech. When the speaker pauses in one segment it’s the turn of the Interpreter to interpret and transmit the portion or the entire message in the target language. This is the most common form of interpretation, and does not require special equipment.

In Whispering Interpretation, the process is like the simultaneous interpretation but without equipment and in a small group only. This kind of Interpretation normally is advisable in a small group conference or meeting where one or two persons in the group cannot understand the source language so the interpreter needs to whisper the formulated target language as quickly as possible. Since whispering interpretation requires just as much concentration as the simultaneous interpretation, the interpreters are also working as a team to convey the message effectively and accurately.

Interpreting is more demanding than translation, translators have time to amend and revise the documents before delivering it to the clients, and however in Interpretation the goal is to achieve total accuracy at source promptly. If one fails, the entire Interpretation will be unsuccessful. This is why professional interpreters must be well versed in the subject being discussed, up-to-speed on current events, and have good general knowledge.

For all your interpretation requirements please call our Singapore Interpretation team on +6563391886.

Translation Services

Translation Services in Singapore

Translation is the communication of the meaning of a source-language text by means of an equivalent target-language text. The word translation derives from the Latin translatio, which itself comes from trans- and fero, together meaning "to carry across" or "to bring across".

Reaching foreign markets is very essential now days because it can contribute a lot in the increase of your target market. Getting your foreign market is never easy because you may encounter some obstacles especially the “language barriers”. Penetrating the foreign market means adapting to their needs, culture and language.

Good quality translation is very important because one mistake can make the whole meaning of translation differ from its original text. It should not be word-by-word literal translation because sometimes it does not capture the exact meaning or spirit of the whole sentence or phrase. It is very critical to do proper translation of documents because poor quality translation will affect your image and reputation.

High quality training of translators is the key factor to ensure documents are well translated. It always helps if the translator has good understanding of the subject matter and a good understanding of the culture of target market.

We do not translate the source file word-by-word as it may cause some distortion to the meaning. Before submitting the final translated document we make a thorough quality check to ensure that the documents are translated in a good and accurate manner.

Proof reading translations help us to ensure there is no distortion to the meaning of the source documents. For all your translation needs contact our Singapore translation team on +6563391886.

Types of Translation

Types of Translation Services in Singapore

We have broadened our range of services

In Chambers International, the range of translation services has been broadened to take into consideration the needs of newly developed and specialized industries. 

Since 1995, Chambers International has been serving clients in rapidly changing business environments especially in Asia. Rapid urbanization, changes in demographics and the rise of Asian middle-class have impacted the translation needs of our clients. Therefore, Chambers International has expanded to offer more customized services apart from translation of documents to suit the needs of a wider range of industries and cater for all types of media.

Chambers International is well equipped with a ready team of competent and experienced native translators who are highly proficient in the relevant language pairs; and are knowledgeable in the relevant industries to help clients in the translation of their documents. Our pool of experienced translators whose primary expertise is in their language pairs, includes medical practitioners, pharmacists, journalists, lawyers and paralegals, banking and insurance professionals , HR practitioners, etc.

We support more than 80 Languages

Chambers International has been providing translation services in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, the United Kingdom and USA in more than 80 languages. The list of languages that Chambers International has managed in past translation projects includes:

AFRIKAAN

FARSI

LAO

SANSKRIT

ALBANIAN

FINNISH

LATIN

SINDHI

ARABIC

FLEMISH

LATVIAN

SINGHALESE

AMHARIC

FRENCH

LITHUANIAN

SLOVAK

ARMENIAN

GEORGIAN

MACEDONIAN

SLOVENIAN

ASSAMESE

GERMAN

MALAYALAM

SOMALI

AZERBAIJANI

GREEK

MANDARIN

SPANISH

BAHASA INDONESIA

GUJARATI

MAORI

SWAHILI

BAHASA MELAYU

HAKKA

MARATHI

SWEDISH

 

Importance of High Quality

Importance of High Quality Document Translation Services

When it comes to business, documentation becomes very much important. If you are opening a new business, you need to prepare several documents and if you need to expand your business globally, you will have to translate your documents in the language used in the foreign company dealing with your company. In each and every phase of business, you need documentation whether in the form or paper or electronically. Thus, documents should be written accurately as they are very much important for a business to succeed. Therefore, if you are involved in a project which involves document translation, then it would be better to hire a language translation company having knowledge of maximum languages used in this world, so that language is no more a barrier for you and you can conduct your business activities with foreign companies without any problems. There can be different types of document translations, each one of them is described below:-

Technical Document Translation

The documents containing technical information like specifications of a particular machine, installation guide of particular equipment, composition of a chemical product etc., can be known as technical documents. If you are selling a specific plant or machinery to a foreign company, you need to supply installation guide, user manual etc., of that machine to your client in the language they understand. For, this purpose you need services of experienced Translation Company who can translate your document with precision and high accuracy.

Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Document Translation

There are various safety guides, manuals, glossaries etc., which are used in healthcare and pharmaceutical companies. If you are into healthcare and pharmaceutical products exporting business, you need to avail the document translation services as there are chances that the foreign company with whom you are doing the business may not understanding your language. Don’t allow the language to be an obstacle in the way of success to your business. Just hire an efficient translation company who can provide healthcare and pharmaceutical document translation services.

Legal Documents Translation

There are various legal documents like summons, court transcripts, patents etc., which need to be translated when you are dealing with a foreign company. Not everyone can translate the legal documents as there are many details related to the laws of the foreign country which the translation company needs to know. As far as legal documents translation is concerned, you need to hire a specialized translation company having experience of translating legal documents. Moreover, there is lot of confidentiality required as far as legal documents are concerned. So, you need to ensure that the language translation company you hire protects the confidentiality of your legal documents.

Promotional Material Translation

In the world of advertising, the promotional material is to be written in such a way that it can attract many customers. When it comes to translating promotional material like advertisements, press releases etc., the translator should be having persuading skills. Translating just doesn’t mean to convert one language to another. Promotional material translation requires having product knowledge and the local information of the country in which you are promoting your products.

In this era of globalization, companies are expanding their business in other countries and so the requirement of good translators has increased a lot. As improper translation can keep your business at risk, you need to hire the best translation company providing specialized document translation services in the field you require. If you are into healthcare products, always go for a translation company who has experience of translating healthcare documents and if you are into manufacturing and supplying of machineries, you need to ensure that your translation company has skills and knowledge of translating installation guides, manuals etc., for machineries. Just don’t go for cheap translation services as you may end up into a disastrous situation. Thus, only select a language translation company providing quality document translation services.  Visit www.chamberstranslation.com if you want a reliable translation service.

How to Choose

How to Choose a Professional Language Translation Company?

To achieve success in global market, the company needs to be accurate as well as precise as far as language translation is concerned. Negligence in the communication can result to heavy losses which becomes difficult for a company to bear. Limiting geographical boundaries due to language can be a great obstacle for the success of your business. Whether your business is small sized, medium sized or a large sized, it needs expansion and growth continuously, otherwise it can be out of this competitive market. To survive in the competitive business, your company needs to grow and expand globally which is only possible if you hire a professional language translation company. But, you need to know which factors to be considered before selecting a professional translation company providing specialized language translation services as per your requirements.

 Language Translation Company That Understands Your Industry

Always go for a language translation company that has an understanding of your industry as there is various terminology related with each and every industry and if the language translator is not able to understand, then he/she might end up translating a document which is not right as per your business. You need to ensure that the professional language translators working with the company you hire are either having specialized knowledge of your business or are keen on collecting information relating to your business through in-depth research.

Thorough knowledge of the Language Translation Your Business Requires

 You need to ensure that the language Translation Company you are hiring has professional translators who can provide high quality translation services in the particular language you require. It would be best to use native translator s who have knowledge about your industry.

Aligning with the Local Language

For example if your language translator is offering Philippines language translation services, then you need to check that he/she is having thorough knowledge of the local language used in Philippines because there are some words which are used in a different way in different countries. The French language in Canada and in France is used in a different manner. Thus, a professional language translator is one who knows how a particular language is used in a specific country.

Trained Language Translators

Always consider the language translation company, hiring only trained language translators who have achieved professional training from reputed translation institutes. Training is only the way through which a translator can know about the appropriate techniques of translating a particular language. 

Collecting Business Knowledge Through In-depth Research

Only translating from one language to another is not enough. The data translated should be accurate as per the terminology related to the particular type of business. So, the language translators you hire should be having in-depth knowledge of the business you belong to. The translation company is supposed to collect the complete information relating to your business through research before translating, providing interpretation services or transcription services.

Translating the Meaning and Not the Words

Sometimes, it happens that a phrase in Mexican language has a different meaning in Spain and a different meaning in Mexico. The language translator you hire should be experienced enough to understand the difference and can translate the meaning of the words and not just the words. This will help in attaining the accuracy of the translation which is very much important.

Knowledge of Typesetting

Typesetting is very much important when you are dealing with foreign companies. So, when you are hiring a language translation company, make sure that their translators are having knowledge of typesetting and maintaining high quality in that, as the different languages are displayed in a different manner. You should always prefer to hire the translation company who have typesetting experts working with them which will give proper formatting and accuracy to your documents translated in a foreign language.

Just don’t be in a hurry in selecting a language translation company. Go through the customer reviews posted about different language translation companies and select the one which you seem fit for your company’s language translation needs. Chambers Translation Company only uses native translators who are highly qualified and experienced translators, for all your translation needs visit www.chamberstranslation.com.

Expand Your Global

Expand Your Global Reach with the Help of a Language Translator

In the latest trend of today’s business world, globalization has become essential and internet has made that possible. Internet has brought different regions together and enabled them to conduct business with each other. When you are thinking of expanding your business, you also need to complete certain processes and formalities and for that many times language becomes a barrier. To overcome this barrier, you can hire a language translator who can translate content, documents; websites etc., so that a deal between two companies can be done properly without any hassles. There are various services which a language translator can offer, each one of them are described in detail below:-

 Document Translation Services

Whenever, the translation of a legal document, manual or any other document in foreign language is required, you need to hire a language translator providing high quality document translation services. A document language translator can provide language translation for all the documents pertaining to different industries like healthcare, engineering, business etc. Availing document translation services from an experienced language translator means you get accurate documents in a different language no matter how complicated the document is.

Website Translation Services

Website becomes a very important tool which helps in establishing online business or making people aware about the products or services you provide all over the world. In today’s business world, whether big or small, each and every company owns a website. If your business is based in China and exporting goods to USA, India, Australia etc., where most of the people use English language, then you need to get your Chinese website into English language so that you can attract more and more customers through your website.

Interpretation Services

If you have a meeting of investors from a foreign company but cannot understand or speak your language, then you need to hire an interpreter, who can translate your language as well as foreign language and ease the language understanding process in the meeting. It is very much necessary that the interpreter should be highly qualified and experienced so that there is no confusion in understanding the matters discussed in the meeting.

Typesetting and Desktop Publishing Services

The typesetting and desktop publishing services can help you in conducting global business easily. Whether you need to translate a visiting card or a detailed document, the multi lingual typesetters can do that for you. Typesetting in a proper way is very important because it is not necessary that the way English language is aligned, Japanese can also be aligned. Both the languages are very much different and can occupy different amount of space. So, the language translator you hire for these services should be experienced enough to understand the technical details of typesetting.

Transcription Services

In transcription, the language translator hears the information in one language and types the same information in another language. There are various different types of transcription services like legal transcription services, medical transcription services, market research transcription services etc. Moreover, the transcription procedure is almost the same for every industry which involves converting audio or video files of one language to the text of another language. It requires lot of precision and accuracy which can be fulfilled by only a professional language translator.

Thus, when your business requires expanding globally, all the above services related to translation become extremely important. If you are in search of professional translator, who can provide you all these services in a professional manner, visit http://www.chamberstranslation.com.

Desktop Publishing

Desktop Publishing ( DTP ) Services in Johor, Malaysia

The Desktop publishing industry in Johor is vibrant as foreign corporations seek to expand in Johor and advertise their products and services actively. Local advertising companies in Malaysia and Johor, especially in the growing Iskandar Region, have experienced an increase in their clientele’s needs for marketing materials to be written in foreign languages.

Desktop publishing

Desktop publishing in Malaysia has evolved from the manual process to the process of creating visual displays of ideas and information (for desktop or commercial printing or electronic distribution including PDF, slide shows, email newsletters, and the Web) by using computer and supporting software(s).

The translators and desktop publishing staff in Chambers Translation Sdn Bhd have been helping corporations, especially advertising companies in the text acquisition stage, graphic designers may need to translate the original texts and typeset the translated texts into the final page composition. As a Language Translation Centre in Malaysia, the services range from translation of common English texts to foreign scripts that are ready for bidirectional language typesetting.

Chambers Translation Sdn Bhd in-house DTP team has a comprehensive knowledge of typesetting of foreign scripts into a wide range of software packages on both PC and Mac, apart from Adobe Illustrator which is the predominantly used graphic software in Johor and Malaysia. We typeset into your existing artwork template so that the foreign language version looks as good as the original.

Chambers Translation Sdn Bhd can easily typeset Middle Eastern languages, such as Hebrew and Arabic that are usually written from right to left.  Sometimes, the whole document consists of bidirectional texts, which means there is a mixture of both right to left (RTL) and left to right (LTR) texts in the documents.

At other times, languages written in left to right scripts are often mixed in with numbers that are written with the most significant digit beginning in the left most position, just as in European or other left to right text.  Hence, the complete document is bidirectional in nature with a mixture of both right to left (RTL) and left to right (LTR) writing.

Chambers Translation Sdn Bhd can also typeset double-byte (Chinese, Japanese and Korean) scripts into various media which ranges from single business cards to hundred page multi-language product catalogues, and websites.

Today in Johor and Malaysia, Chambers Translation Sdn Bhd are helping desktop publishers and graphic designers to quickly and easily manipulate text in graphics in a more cost effective manner and venture into new languages so as to serve companies who are developing new businesses in Malaysia and other parts of the world.

Interpretation

Types of interpretation or translation service

Language Interpretation is the facilitation of dialogue between parties both oral or sign-language communication which takes a message from a source language and renders that message into a different target language. There should be an interpreter that will take in a complex concept from one language, choose the most appropriate vocabulary in the target language to faithfully render the message in a linguistically, emotionally, tonally, and culturally equivalent message. Here are the forms of Interpretation:

First, Consecutive Interpretation which can be considered as the most recognizable form of interpretation. Spoken words are interpreted in the target language as soon as the speaker finishes speaking. Two languages are spoken one after the other. When this type of interpretation is used, the interpreters rely heavily on taking notes so that they do not have to work exclusively from memory.

Simultaneous Interpretation is a highly specialized area of translations, which requires accurate and complete translation, orally and at the same rate of speech as the speaker, with only a few seconds of lag time. Simultaneous interpreters must have not only complete mastery of the languages, but also of their cultures. In addition, they must have technical knowledge of the subject to be discussed, as well as the required simultaneous interpretation training, skill, and experience. However, even the best simultaneous interpreters cannot do a proper job unless they have appropriate equipment. Therefore, simultaneous interpretation must be approached as a coherent whole. This means that interpreters and interpretation equipment must be selected and designed to work together for the specific interpretation project. It can be Audio-visual & Interpretation Equipment Rental Companies and Freelance Interpreters.

Next is Whispered Interpretation which involves practically simultaneous interpretation without the use of technical aids. The interpreter sits next to or behind the listener and whispers the interpreted version into his or her ear. Thus, a maximum of two listeners can be served by one interpreter.

Relay Interpretation is interpretation necessary when more than two languages are involved in an interpreted event and no single interpreter commands all of the languages, or when no interpreter can be found in a given language combination.

Lastly, Liaison interpretation is similar to consecutive interpreting. The main deference is that the length of communicate is much shorter than in consecutive interpreting. It is an oral translation of a statement provided for a single person or a small group of people. No need of specialised equipment. Usually the interpreter is sitting next to the person providing the speech and because of short passages he is able to carefully and in detail convey without the necessity of using notes and must take breaks long enough for the interpreter to provide translation in targeted language without notes and without the risk of omitting any details or distorting the meaning of the primary information.