French Translation Services

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Flexible French translation services in London and the UK

Choose translation services used by our clients in London, the UK, and globally when they need the highest quality localisation for any project.

High-quality translation needs to do more than convert text into another language. True translation captures the original essence, meaning, style, format, humour, and cultural nuances of the original text.

That’s exactly what our highly experienced native-speaking French-to-English or English-to-French translators deliver. Backed by our ISO:9001 and ISO 17100 accredited systems and always-ready customer support team, our subject matter specialists translate all kinds of content for businesses in every industry.

Why use Kwintessential?

  • Kwintessential is a professional and experienced translation agency with over 20 years of experience in the language services industry. We specialise in providing high-quality French translation services for businesses, organisations, and individuals.
  • Our team of dedicated French translators are all native speakers who have been trained and certified by leading institutions and are experts in the industry. This means they understand the nuances and cultural implications of the languages you need to translate, ensuring accuracy and consistency.
  • We use advanced technology to help us ensure that all translations are accurate and up-to-date. Our CAT tools enable us to quickly produce accurate results with minimal time spent and cost.
  • We prioritise customer service and are committed to delivering on-time projects with impeccable accuracy. Our team of dedicated project managers will work with you closely throughout the translation process to ensure your needs are met.
  • We offer competitive rates for our services and a range of additional features such as editing services and proofreading. We also offer discounts for bulk orders, allowing you to save money while still receiving high-quality translations.
  • Our expertise spans beyond London, offering tailored French translation services to businesses in Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, and across the UK, ensuring local relevance with global appeal.

French translations – handled by in-domain specialists

Each of the linguists we assign to your French translation project will be a native speaker of the specific dialect of French or English you are targeting.

That might be one of the many different dialects spoken in France itself. Or Belgian French, Swiss French, or one of the French dialects used much further afield in parts of Canada, the US, the Caribbean, and elsewhere.

Equally, it might be British English, American English, or the English spoken in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or other parts of the world. Whatever your target region, we prioritise using a native speaker.

It’s the way we guarantee that your translated content will always be compelling and authoritative.

What’s more, your linguist will be an expert in your industry. Some of the most popular fields for which we provide subject matter specialist French translators include:

Get a free quote today

The simplest way to get a quote is to call or email us. One of our dedicated project managers will have a price ready for you within minutes.

Useful information to supply includes your source and target languages, document format, word count, and deadline.

No matter what your project objectives are, we guarantee the kind of precise, accurate, and persuasive French translation services needed by businesses of all kinds in London, across the UK, and around the world.

What do some of our clients say about our translation service?

“Your company was fantastic, you did what you said you would do, and you did it before the time I had asked for, which was the next day…” Zen Republic Energy Drink.

“I would like to give a special mention to the French translators as they were excellent.” Solgar UK Limited.

“Excellent, thank you.” Reader’s Digest.

Things you need to know about the French language

Is the French language popular?

French is spoken by around 300 million people globally, making it the world’s fifth most-spoken language. Around 235 million of these people are thought to be fluent daily speakers and around 77 million are native speakers.

The Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF, often Anglicised as the International Organisation of La Francophonie), is an international organisation that represents countries and regions where French is spoken. The membership currently sits at a massive 88 states and governments.

In short, yes. French is popular.

What countries have French as their official language?

French is an official language in 29 countries.

Those countries are Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada (specifically, the provinces of Quebec, Ontario, and New Brunswick), the Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gabon, Haiti, the Ivory Coast,  Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Monaco, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Switzerland, Togo, and Vanuatu.

But there are numerous other regions where French or one of its dialects is spoken. This includes many parts of Africa, notably Algeria, parts of the states of Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont in the US, North-Western Italy, and many others.

Is French the language of the EU?

French is one of the three main “working” or “procedural languages” in which the EU conducts most of its business. The others are German and English. For some EU institutions, such as the Court of Justice of European Union, French is the only working language.

French is also one of the 23 official languages of the EU as well as being the second-most-spoken native tongue and the second-most-taught foreign language in EU countries.

Where is French spoken?

French has historically been a language long associated with scientific endeavour, diplomacy, and literature in large parts of the world – especially Europe.

Today, many international organisations use it as their primary or secondary language. This includes  the European Union, NATO, the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the International Olympic Committee, and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Of all the languages in the world, only English and Mandarin are usually considered more useful for business purposes than French.

Where in the world is French spoken?

Roughly 40% of the world’s 300 million or more French speakers live in Europe. Over 35% live in Sub-Saharan Africa, while 15% are in North Africa and the Middle East, and 8% are in the Americas. The remaining 1% or so can be found in Oceania and parts of Asia.


Popular french translation phrases

Hello – Bonjour

Goodbye – Au revoir

Yes – Oui

No – Non

Please – S’il vous plaît

Thank you – Merci

You’re welcome – De rien

Excuse me – Excusez-moi

I’m sorry – Je suis désolé

How are you? – Comment allez-vous ?

I love you – Je t’aime

Good morning – Bonjour

Good afternoon – Bon après-midi

Good evening – Bonsoir

Where is…? – Où est… ?

What is your name? – Comment vous appelez-vous ?

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Kwintessential’s French translation services stand out?
Kwintessential offers over 20 years of professional experience in high-quality French translation for businesses and individuals. Our native-speaking translators are industry experts, ensuring accuracy and cultural relevance in translations​​.

How do you ensure the quality and accuracy of translations?
We use advanced technology and CAT tools for precise translations. Our ISO:9001 and ISO 17100 accredited systems and dedicated project managers guarantee the accuracy and timeliness of our services​​.

Can you handle different French and English dialects in your translations?
Yes, our linguists are native speakers of various dialects, including Belgian French and Swiss French, and dialects from Canada, the US, and the Caribbean, as well as different forms of English like British, American, and Canadian English​​.

Do you provide industry-specific French translation services?
Absolutely. We offer subject matter specialists for various fields, ensuring that your translated content is both compelling and authoritative, suited to your specific industry needs​​.

How can I get a quote for my translation project?
You can easily get a quote by contacting us via call or email. Providing details like source and target languages, document format, word count, and deadline will help us give you a prompt and accurate quote​​

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