German translations trusted by businesses in the UK
It might be a business document. A legal text. Or a personal document which you need expert German translation for in London, elsewhere in the UK, or anywhere in the world.
Whatever your project includes, our comprehensive German to English and English to German translation services deal with all manner of subjects in all conventional formats.
What’s more, they do so to a quality accredited as meeting the vital ISO:9001 and ISO 17100 standards.
With an ever-ready customer service team standing by to assist you, a personal project manager ready to be assigned to you, and the fastest possible turnaround times on any project, we are ready to get started on yours.
Why use Kwintessential?
- Discuss your project with our expert support team and your personal project manager
- Rely on German translators with specialist expertise in your specific industry
- Count on getting the highest quality work delivered by qualified native-speaking linguists
- Pay consistently competitive rates for any project
Accredited German translation services for London and the UK
For all of our clients – from first-time users of our German translation services in London and the UK right through to the multinational organisations – such as American Express, the BBC, Harper Collins, and many others who use us regularly around the world – quality and accuracy are usually the leading priorities.
That’s why we work with professional linguists and to standards ensured by various industry bodies, including the:
- Institute of Translation and Interpreting
- Association of Translation Companies
- European Association of Translation Companies
“Thank you SO much. I will certainly be recommending Kwintessential Ltd. for your prompt and accurate service.”
“Many thanks – I was very pleased with the service, efficient and prompt turnaround.”
Allen & Overy
“I was delighted with the service – it was fast, efficient and accurate.”
Médecins Sans Frontières
Rely on German translators specialising in every industry
When you use us as your translation agency, you are drawing on the expertise and professionalism of linguists who have specific fields of expertise.
Whatever industry you are in, we ensure you communicate in your target language like the expert you are. We do this by pairing your project with a German translator who has experience or qualifications in your field. Some of the projects we are commonly called on to complete include:
- Manufacturing translations
- Financial translations
- Chemical and pharmaceutical translations
- Healthcare translations
- Government translations
- Publishing sector translations
- Design and advertising translations
- IT hardware and software translations
English to German or German to English?
Not a problem. We provide both German to English and English to German translation, always using skilled linguists who are native speakers of your target language. This ensures you are communicating with authority.
All we need in order to provide you with an accurate quote is your text or document, a little information about why you need it to be translated, and – of course – your deadline.
The quickest way of getting your quote is to email or call us. We can then provide any further information you might need about using us for your latest German translation project in London or around the world.
Useful information to know about the German language
What is the German language called?
German is officially known as Standard High German or Deutsch. It is spoken mainly in Central Europe and is usually counted as one of the major languages of the world.
Where is German spoken?
German is a pluricentric language, meaning it has several standard forms that all interact with each other. The standardised variants are German, Austrian, and Swiss German (Swiss Standard High German). There is also a notably wide variety of dialects and variants spoken around the world.
As you might expect, German is the official or one of the official languages of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland as well as Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Belgium, and South Tyrol, an Italian Province. This region is sometimes collectively referred to as the Deutscher Spachraum, or German-speaking area. German is also a national language of Namibia.
German is the most widely spoken Germanic language after English and is taught in many – especially European – schools as a foreign language. The German language has heavily influenced scientific, technological, philosophical, and theological fields, with many languages “borrowing” German loan words in these subjects.
What languages are spoken in Germany?
Over 95% of Germans speak Standard German or a dialect of it. A recent survey also found that 2% of German households now speak Turkish at home while 1% speak Arabic.
There are also several minority languages spoken in various regions of Germany. These include Romani (spoken by around 0.8% of the population), Upper Sorbian and Lower Sorbian (spoken by around 0.01%), North Frisian (by around 0.01%), and Saterland Frisian.
Most German schoolchildren learn English as a second language, while French and Latin are common third languages.
Are Dutch and German the same language?
Dutch and German have certain things in common, but they are not the same language. They are both within the same language family. But then, so is English.
Characteristic differences between Dutch and German include the case system. Dutch no longer has this, while German has four cases. Dutch has two genders – common and neuter. German has three – masculine, feminine, and neuter.
The verb order is also different. Dutch is more like English in this regard, while German has the reverse order.