Language is power. We live in a world of increasing globalization. Almost half of the world speaks a second language in their daily lives. Communicating in a foreign language provides the best introduction to all customs and beliefs of any cultural traditions from around the world.

Globalization initiates an international interaction between other countries involving a business communication of different languages and cultural attitudes. Language is formed by culture, while culture is influenced and impacted by language.

The impact and influence of language empowers international communication to facilitate effective global business transactions such as productive meetings and contract negotiations.

German Language Translation

The German language is one of the most wide-spread spoken languages not only in the European Union but the entire world. If we are just talking about Europe, then German is the most commonly spoken language. If you think you will only hear German being spoken in Germany, think again. In fact, German is the national language of seven different countries in the European Union, including Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, portions of Belgium, Italy, and of course, Germany itself.

To put it mildly, German is an important language in the modern age no matter where you may want to do business. And to put it in a contemporary context, consider this: German is in the top five of languages that are communicated on the internet. There is no doubt that the German language has made its mark on almost every world stage including the commercial and business; it is therefore even more important for you to work with people who understand the intricacies and subtleties of this language that people tend to underestimate.

Differing Dialects

When you think of the German language, you may think of a uniform, strictly-guarded, and well-defined language. As Chinese is the most common language in the world, many people are privy to the fact that there are different dialects of Chinese but the same goes for German. Since German is such a sprawled out language in the European Union, your location alone may dictate what kind of German you are hearing. For example, the German spoken in countries like Belgium, Italy, Luxemburg, Liechtenstein, Austria and Switzerland is called Alemannic German and is significantly different from the dialect spoken in Germany. Alemannic German sounds very different than standard German because it has been phonetically influenced by the various countries in which it has developed. Not only can Alemannic German confuse your ears, it will challenge your comprehension if you are not familiar with it as its grammar rules have also been tweaked.

The root of all modern German and the most common dialect you will hear is called Hochdeutsch, which is the High German referenced erstwhile. This is the normalized dialect that you will hear in German mass media, in German administrative settings, German literature, and in German academic circles. Still, High German is not the only dialect to be heard within the borders of Germany itself. In the northern region of Germany exists “Low German,” which is commonly used in the homes of those who dwell in the Northern lowlands. Even Yiddish, a traditional Jewish language, is a spawn of the High German dialect.

Little-Known Fact

You may already know that German is one of the most common languages in the world but let’s put that in perspective. Actually German is the 3rd most taught language in the world. The only 2 languages that are taught more are English and French.

Making Sense of it All

This may all sound like an overwhelming linguistic concept to wrap your head around but the good news is that there are people who have it all sorted out already. Technografia specializes in German translation and interpretation and employs native speakers from all over the European Union who are intimately familiar with the varying dialects. Many of our clients come to us not knowing exactly what dialect of German they are encountering but our expert staff is equipped to quickly identify and implement the translation solutions that are right for your situation.

We are highly experienced in translating documents from or into High German, which is the dialect you will most likely be encountering in the business and administrative worlds and we have native speakers on staff to accurately translate or interpret any of the specialized dialects mentioned above and more. Whether you require accurate translation of important documents or an on-site interpreter who can keep up with native German speakers and relay the information in your mother tongue in real-time speed, Technografia can help you.

Greek Language Translation

Historically, Greek is one of the most important languages in the world. This is due to its influence on other languages and how long it has existed. Greek is one of the oldest written languages that is still used today, the other being Chinese. Greek has also had a major influence on the English language, and of course, English is the most taught language in the world. This influence can be seen in the estimated 150,000 English words that derive from Greek origins and the many phrases and idioms (“Achilles heel”, “the Midas touch” etc.) that have their roots in Greek culture and mythology. While the importance of the Greek language cannot be denied, one may have a tough time understanding it.

 

Why Understanding is so Important

The Greek language has a rich history as it is one of the oldest Indo-European languages that are still used today. It has survived throughout the eons and it is currently spoken by about 13 million people worldwide. Greek is spoken in many countries other than Greece and Cyprus and there are many dynamics of the language that make it unique. This is why it is important to understand (or work closely with people who understand) it.

 

Dialects

Like any language that gets carried throughout the globe by the diaspora of a people, Greek has different dialects. Although the official language is a standardized incarnation of the Demotic dialect, Modern Greek also includes a range of other dialects or forms such as Pontic, Cappadocian, Mariupolitan, Yevanic, Tsakonian, Southern Italian, and Katharevousa. Even within the standardized Demotic Greek language, variants exist. These are mostly regional variations and the differences can be found in the phonology and vocabulary.

 

Greek throughout the World

Greek may also be important to you because it is a fairly widespread language. You may be doing business with someone who lives in Southern Italy but speaks Greek. While the majority of the Greek-speaking population resides in Greece, Cyprus and Albania, there are many countries that host smaller contingents of Greek speakers. These countries include Egypt, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Romania. The language has also made its way westward where it can be heard in parts of Germany, the United Kingdom, Brazil, the United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Chile, and Argentina.

 

Little-Known Fact

As one of the most ancient languages still in use today, Greek has no close language relatives. The other languages that resembled it in ancient times have long-since died and today, the only language that comes close to being related to Greek in terms of phonetics, lexicon and alphabet is Armenian.

 

Let Us Help

You don’t have to tackle the challenge of Greek translation by yourself. This is where Technografia can help. Our Greek translation services will help you navigate the Greek language with ease whether you are in the private, commercial, or public sector. Technografia is a professional translation and interpretation services company and we can handle your Greek translation needs no matter the scope of the project. We offer all of our translation and interpretation services–which include but are not limited to document translation, on-site interpretation, video interpretation, legal translation and interpretation, and medical translation and interpretation – in the Greek language. Greek is a breeze when you work with us!

Turkish Language Translation

History is filled with peoples and languages that have rich and complex lineages and the Turkish language is no exception. To trace the history and understand this language is to immerse yourself in a myriad mixture of emigrations, cultures, historical events, reforms, and geo-political shifts. If you intend to do business with clients who speak Turkish, it is important to understand the language and the culture. Technografia has the expertise and knowledge to successfully guide you through all of your Turkish translation and interpretation dilemmas.

 

The Basics

It doesn’t take a master’s degree in linguistics to surmise that Turkish is the official language of Turkey. Turkey is a country of about 71 million citizens, about 90% of which speak the language that is commonly referred to as Istanbul Turkish or simply Turkish. For a European/Central Asian country with such history, this is an astounding number in regards to uniformity of language. Still, Turkish is not so neatly wrapped up in one geographical area. Turkish is spoken in many regions throughout Europe and Central Asia. In fact, Turkish is spoken in over 30 countries other than Turkey including, among others Germany, Greece, and Bulgaria.

 

Influence

Turkey is a relatively large country and this is an influential factor in itself because many Turks don’t have to learn another language like English in order to do business. Since the country is so large there is enough home-grown culture and business opportunities without having to look abroad. Conversely, if one wishes to do business in Turkey or with Turkish clients, it would behoove them to know the language or at least use the services of professional translators/interpreters.

 

Where it Gets Tricky

Turkish is influenced by various cultural and linguistic sources with Turkey being a transcontinental (Asia and Europe) country. Turkish has undergone many makeovers and reforms throughout history. Turkish was first spoken in Mongolia and has linguistic influences from countries like Korea, Manchuria, and possibly even Japan. Over the eons, it was strongly influenced by the Arabic and Persian languages, which are evident in the poetry and literature of the Turkish people at that time.

 

Up until 1928, the Turkish written language relied on an alphabet that was based in Arabic but a language reform occurred that year in which a Latin-based version of the Turkish alphabet was adopted. Since this time, Turkish has become more uniform and has been molded into the modern form of language that we know today. However, that is not to say that deviations and variants do not abound in the current age.

 

Dialects

As stated earlier, migration of its people has spread the Turkish language across the world and as a result we currently see a wide array of dialects that stem from the Turkish language spoken in other countries. There are even dialects within dialects! An example of this is Rumelice Turkish spoken by Rumanians but within Rumelice exists the distinct Turkish tongues of Adakale, Dinler and Ludogorie. Many different Turkish dialects that can be heard throughout Europe, Asia and the Mediterranean include Edirne Turkish, Ege Turkish, Güneydoğu, Doğu, as well as a host of nomadic dialects.

 

Little-Known Fact

Turkish is probably more influential than you realize. For instance, did you know that the English word “kayak” isn’t actually an English word? It is a Turkish word that made it into the English lexicon.

 

Turkish Translation Solutions

To say that we have done our Turkish homework here at Technografia would be an understatement. We strive to get to the heart of language because that is the only way to offer truly accurate translation and interpretation services. Turkish, like all languages, is unique and to underestimate it is to fall prey to the challenges that it brings to the table. Our mission is to help you circumnavigate the challenges of language by amassing vast and deep knowledge of language and culture.

 

Turkish uses a number of honorific titles and special pronouns to indicate certain levels of respect, familiarity, and politeness. Things like age and social distance play a large role in the Turkish language and simply put, if you are not intimately familiar with such nuances, you risk offense and being misunderstood. Our translation and interpretation solutions guarantee that you will come across to your target audience exactly as you intend to in Turkish or any other language.

German

German Language Translation

The German language is one of the most wide-spread spoken languages not only in the European Union but the entire world. If we are just talking about Europe, then German is the most commonly spoken language. If you think you will only hear German being spoken in Germany, think again. In fact, German is the national language of seven different countries in the European Union, including Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, portions of Belgium, Italy, and of course, Germany itself.

To put it mildly, German is an important language in the modern age no matter where you may want to do business. And to put it in a contemporary context, consider this: German is in the top five of languages that are communicated on the internet. There is no doubt that the German language has made its mark on almost every world stage including the commercial and business; it is therefore even more important for you to work with people who understand the intricacies and subtleties of this language that people tend to underestimate.

Differing Dialects

When you think of the German language, you may think of a uniform, strictly-guarded, and well-defined language. As Chinese is the most common language in the world, many people are privy to the fact that there are different dialects of Chinese but the same goes for German. Since German is such a sprawled out language in the European Union, your location alone may dictate what kind of German you are hearing. For example, the German spoken in countries like Belgium, Italy, Luxemburg, Liechtenstein, Austria and Switzerland is called Alemannic German and is significantly different from the dialect spoken in Germany. Alemannic German sounds very different than standard German because it has been phonetically influenced by the various countries in which it has developed. Not only can Alemannic German confuse your ears, it will challenge your comprehension if you are not familiar with it as its grammar rules have also been tweaked.

The root of all modern German and the most common dialect you will hear is called Hochdeutsch, which is the High German referenced erstwhile. This is the normalized dialect that you will hear in German mass media, in German administrative settings, German literature, and in German academic circles. Still, High German is not the only dialect to be heard within the borders of Germany itself. In the northern region of Germany exists “Low German,” which is commonly used in the homes of those who dwell in the Northern lowlands. Even Yiddish, a traditional Jewish language, is a spawn of the High German dialect.

Little-Known Fact

You may already know that German is one of the most common languages in the world but let’s put that in perspective. Actually German is the 3rd most taught language in the world. The only 2 languages that are taught more are English and French.

Making Sense of it All

This may all sound like an overwhelming linguistic concept to wrap your head around but the good news is that there are people who have it all sorted out already. Technografia specializes in German translation and interpretation and employs native speakers from all over the European Union who are intimately familiar with the varying dialects. Many of our clients come to us not knowing exactly what dialect of German they are encountering but our expert staff is equipped to quickly identify and implement the translation solutions that are right for your situation.

We are highly experienced in translating documents from or into High German, which is the dialect you will most likely be encountering in the business and administrative worlds and we have native speakers on staff to accurately translate or interpret any of the specialized dialects mentioned above and more. Whether you require accurate translation of important documents or an on-site interpreter who can keep up with native German speakers and relay the information in your mother tongue in real-time speed, Technografia can help you.

Greek

Greek Language Translation

Historically, Greek is one of the most important languages in the world. This is due to its influence on other languages and how long it has existed. Greek is one of the oldest written languages that is still used today, the other being Chinese. Greek has also had a major influence on the English language, and of course, English is the most taught language in the world. This influence can be seen in the estimated 150,000 English words that derive from Greek origins and the many phrases and idioms (“Achilles heel”, “the Midas touch” etc.) that have their roots in Greek culture and mythology. While the importance of the Greek language cannot be denied, one may have a tough time understanding it.

 

Why Understanding is so Important

The Greek language has a rich history as it is one of the oldest Indo-European languages that are still used today. It has survived throughout the eons and it is currently spoken by about 13 million people worldwide. Greek is spoken in many countries other than Greece and Cyprus and there are many dynamics of the language that make it unique. This is why it is important to understand (or work closely with people who understand) it.

 

Dialects

Like any language that gets carried throughout the globe by the diaspora of a people, Greek has different dialects. Although the official language is a standardized incarnation of the Demotic dialect, Modern Greek also includes a range of other dialects or forms such as Pontic, Cappadocian, Mariupolitan, Yevanic, Tsakonian, Southern Italian, and Katharevousa. Even within the standardized Demotic Greek language, variants exist. These are mostly regional variations and the differences can be found in the phonology and vocabulary.

 

Greek throughout the World

Greek may also be important to you because it is a fairly widespread language. You may be doing business with someone who lives in Southern Italy but speaks Greek. While the majority of the Greek-speaking population resides in Greece, Cyprus and Albania, there are many countries that host smaller contingents of Greek speakers. These countries include Egypt, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Romania. The language has also made its way westward where it can be heard in parts of Germany, the United Kingdom, Brazil, the United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Chile, and Argentina.

 

Little-Known Fact

As one of the most ancient languages still in use today, Greek has no close language relatives. The other languages that resembled it in ancient times have long-since died and today, the only language that comes close to being related to Greek in terms of phonetics, lexicon and alphabet is Armenian.

 

Let Us Help

You don’t have to tackle the challenge of Greek translation by yourself. This is where Technografia can help. Our Greek translation services will help you navigate the Greek language with ease whether you are in the private, commercial, or public sector. Technografia is a professional translation and interpretation services company and we can handle your Greek translation needs no matter the scope of the project. We offer all of our translation and interpretation services–which include but are not limited to document translation, on-site interpretation, video interpretation, legal translation and interpretation, and medical translation and interpretation – in the Greek language. Greek is a breeze when you work with us!

Turkish

Turkish Language Translation

History is filled with peoples and languages that have rich and complex lineages and the Turkish language is no exception. To trace the history and understand this language is to immerse yourself in a myriad mixture of emigrations, cultures, historical events, reforms, and geo-political shifts. If you intend to do business with clients who speak Turkish, it is important to understand the language and the culture. Technografia has the expertise and knowledge to successfully guide you through all of your Turkish translation and interpretation dilemmas.

 

The Basics

It doesn’t take a master’s degree in linguistics to surmise that Turkish is the official language of Turkey. Turkey is a country of about 71 million citizens, about 90% of which speak the language that is commonly referred to as Istanbul Turkish or simply Turkish. For a European/Central Asian country with such history, this is an astounding number in regards to uniformity of language. Still, Turkish is not so neatly wrapped up in one geographical area. Turkish is spoken in many regions throughout Europe and Central Asia. In fact, Turkish is spoken in over 30 countries other than Turkey including, among others Germany, Greece, and Bulgaria.

 

Influence

Turkey is a relatively large country and this is an influential factor in itself because many Turks don’t have to learn another language like English in order to do business. Since the country is so large there is enough home-grown culture and business opportunities without having to look abroad. Conversely, if one wishes to do business in Turkey or with Turkish clients, it would behoove them to know the language or at least use the services of professional translators/interpreters.

 

Where it Gets Tricky

Turkish is influenced by various cultural and linguistic sources with Turkey being a transcontinental (Asia and Europe) country. Turkish has undergone many makeovers and reforms throughout history. Turkish was first spoken in Mongolia and has linguistic influences from countries like Korea, Manchuria, and possibly even Japan. Over the eons, it was strongly influenced by the Arabic and Persian languages, which are evident in the poetry and literature of the Turkish people at that time.

 

Up until 1928, the Turkish written language relied on an alphabet that was based in Arabic but a language reform occurred that year in which a Latin-based version of the Turkish alphabet was adopted. Since this time, Turkish has become more uniform and has been molded into the modern form of language that we know today. However, that is not to say that deviations and variants do not abound in the current age.

 

Dialects

As stated earlier, migration of its people has spread the Turkish language across the world and as a result we currently see a wide array of dialects that stem from the Turkish language spoken in other countries. There are even dialects within dialects! An example of this is Rumelice Turkish spoken by Rumanians but within Rumelice exists the distinct Turkish tongues of Adakale, Dinler and Ludogorie. Many different Turkish dialects that can be heard throughout Europe, Asia and the Mediterranean include Edirne Turkish, Ege Turkish, Güneydoğu, Doğu, as well as a host of nomadic dialects.

 

Little-Known Fact

Turkish is probably more influential than you realize. For instance, did you know that the English word “kayak” isn’t actually an English word? It is a Turkish word that made it into the English lexicon.

 

Turkish Translation Solutions

To say that we have done our Turkish homework here at Technografia would be an understatement. We strive to get to the heart of language because that is the only way to offer truly accurate translation and interpretation services. Turkish, like all languages, is unique and to underestimate it is to fall prey to the challenges that it brings to the table. Our mission is to help you circumnavigate the challenges of language by amassing vast and deep knowledge of language and culture.

 

Turkish uses a number of honorific titles and special pronouns to indicate certain levels of respect, familiarity, and politeness. Things like age and social distance play a large role in the Turkish language and simply put, if you are not intimately familiar with such nuances, you risk offense and being misunderstood. Our translation and interpretation solutions guarantee that you will come across to your target audience exactly as you intend to in Turkish or any other language.