French Translation

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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?

  • Rely on French translation services tailored to meet your needs
  • Translate critical documents, your website, and much more
  • Work with specialists in every field, from legal to manufacturing to biosciences
  • Discuss your project with one of our friendly customer support at any time

French translations – handled by in-domain specialists

Each of the linguists we assign to your French to English or English to 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:

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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, we guarantee the kind of precise, accurate, and persuasive French to English and English to 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 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, and 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 the 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% in the Americas. The remaining 1% or so can be found in Oceania and parts of Asia.

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