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French Translation Services

The French are subtle, passionate, and richly expressive. The French language is not just one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, it is also recognised as the common language of business and is vital to those looking to capitalise on French-speaking markets.

As the bridge between international companies and the French-speaking world for over two decades, Absolute Translations are proud to provide professional French translation services to clients such as the Department for International Development, Barclays, Chanel, NHS, Hilton Hotels, KPMG, Renault, EDF, Jamie Oliver, Médecins Sans Frontières and the BBC.

Combining technical excellence with an in-depth understanding of French business culture means our highly competitive French translation services will quickly become an invaluable asset to your business too.

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Professional French Translators

French is spoken either as a first or second language by 350 million people around the world. It is also an official language in 31 countries, each with its own local language variation.

To cater to all these cultural nuances and to ensure your translated content is both contextually accurate and culturally appropriate, we have a team of specialist native French translators that we match to the subject matter of your translation project.

Our ISO 17100:2015 certification guarantees the quality of our translation process, and that all our translators are native French speakers, with a minimum of 5 years’ translating experience and expert knowledge in a variety of sectors.

So whether your translation project requirements are for technical documents, legal documents, or any other type of business documents, we deliver professional French translation services accurately and promptly in a variety of subjects.


French Audiovisual Translations

When you use Absolute Translations to subtitle your films, presentations, or visual communications, you can rest assured that your company or media production has access to translators who dot every “i” and cross every “t” when it comes to professional French translations.

Some of the world’s largest companies and government organisations trust Absolute Translations to deliver high-quality French translations and crucial subtitling assistance for use in French-speaking countries. Among other projects this year, we translated & transcribed a Virtual Tour Film for The Natural History Museum London.


Certified French Translation services

When you require a swift accurate turnaround for the French translation of your most important and confidential documents, you’re in safe hands. Our French translation services and certifications are recognised and accepted by the UK Passport Office, The Legalisation Office, and UK NARIC.

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HOW MANY PEOPLE SPEAK FRENCH WORLDWIDE?

French is spoken as a native language by more than 130 million people, with a further 270 million non-native speakers, making it the 5th most spoken language in the world and the second most widely spoken language in the European Union.

IS FRENCH ONLY SPOKEN IN FRANCE?

France is not the only country that speaks French, other French-speaking countries include Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, the Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, France, Haiti, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Monaco, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Switzerland, Togo, and Vanuatu.

HOW MANY COUNTRIES RECOGNISE FRENCH AS THEIR OFFICIAL LANGUAGE?

The French language is a Romance language spoken as a mother tongue in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Switzerland, and as a second in Canada, the Maghreb region of North Africa, Haiti, Monaco, and the African countries which neighbor these.

The French language is recognised as an official tongue in 31 countries, most of which form what is called in France “La Francophonie”, or the French-speaking world. In the world of business, French is known as a global language of huge importance.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FRENCH?

People who speak French in France generally use Metropolitan French (commonly accepted as the ‘correct’ form) although some also use regional dialects or varieties such as Meridional.

Other countries have their own French dialects, for example, there’s Belgian French, Swiss-French and in Italy, a variant called Aostan French.

In Canada, we refer to Canadian French with the most common dialects there being Quebec French and Acadian French. In Lebanon, the dominant dialect is Lebanese French.

DOES ALL FRENCH SOUND THE SAME?

French has evolved over the past millennium from different dialects of Latin, and being so widely used alongside other languages in so many countries, there are now many different varieties of French spoken around the world.

In fact, there are great differences between the way French-speakers speak depending on their country of origin. This makes the need for professional French translation services even more prevalent.

HOW TO GET THE BEST FRENCH DOCUMENT TRANSLATION?

French, like many other European languages, has complex pieces of grammar, vocabulary and poetic tradition that can be tough to master.

You should avoid the use of machines for your French document translation into English (or all other languages for that matter) as this could result in translated content that is inaccurate and likely to miss the mark with your target audience.

When we translate your documents, we only use human translators who are native speakers of your target language.

As soon as we analyse your document we will match its content to the French translators with the relevant qualifications and expertise.

In this way, we guarantee your French translation will resonate with your French audience.

WHY ARE FRENCH TRANSLATIONS IMPORTANT FOR BUSINESS?

When it comes to the business world, there’s no denying that French is a true language of power. Utilising French allows you to tap into a huge pool of business opportunities, and this significant global reach is why getting professional translation services to translate your business documents and communications including email marketing are critical in today’s business world.

For most multinational businesses, the advantages of French translations are so great that they can’t afford to ignore them.

In fact, any business that wants to expand its horizons towards any part of the French-speaking countries cannot do so without having a team of professional translators to provide them with accurate French translations, quickly and cost-effectively.

WHY IS FRENCH WEBSITE TRANSLATION IMPORTANT?

Professional French translation services help businesses worldwide attract potential customers in their target market by helping them communicate in their audience’s native language.

French translations of collateral both offline and online also help organisations be more a specific and targeted in their marketing approach.

A website is the first thing people look for when they want to learn more about your company and what you offer. If your site is only written in English, you are losing potential clients before they even get to know you.

To make sure your business reaches as many people as possible, it is important to have a professional translation service translate your website into the language of your target audience.

And when it comes to international marketing, the importance of having a French translation of your website content cannot be overstated.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FRENCH TRANSLATION AND FRENCH LOCALISATION?

French translation and French localisation are both important tasks for businesses that want to reach new audiences, but they aren’t the same – and it’s crucial to understand the difference.

Translation refers solely to converting a document or text from one language to another, such as translating a marketing brochure from English to French.

Localisation, on the other hand, means changing a product or content so it is appropriate for the culture of the country where it is being distributed.

DO FRENCH TRANSLATION SERVICES HELP WITH LOCALISATION?

Professional translation services like ours are used by thousands of multinational brands to communicate with a global customer base, on a localised level.

With our French translation localisation services, we remove the language barrier by adapting products and services to a specific locale.

As a French translator, we help businesses like yours enter a lucrative French Market. Because our French localisation services help you to communicate with potential customers, not just in terms of the written words but all the colloquialisms and cultural nuances too!

WHAT ARE THE BEST FRENCH DOCUMENT TRANSLATION SERVICES?

If you are looking for a high-quality, professional service when it comes to French document translation you should only use a certified French translation agency that employs native speakers with extensive translating experience, as well as specific subject matter expertise.

At Absolute Translations, we offer translations of all types of documents, in over 200 languages. We are a leading provider of French translation services with over 20 years of experience in the industry and a global network of linguistic professionals.

WHAT DOCUMENTS CAN BE TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH TO ENGLISH?

There are many different types of documents that can be translated from French to English, including personal and commercial letters, user guides, technical data, and legal documents.

The language pair French-English is one of the most common in the world. While French is spoken in France and the French-speaking countries of Africa and Canada, English is spoken in over 150 countries around the world.

HOW DO I TRANSLATE MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE INTO FRENCH?

Your birth certificate is one of the most important documents in your life. It has many uses, including getting a passport, applying for school, confirming your identity, and other occasions where you need to prove who you are.

As such, it’s essential to have a birth certificate translated into French for use in France. The most common way to translate a birth certificate is to use a certified translator such as Absolute Translations.

WHO WILL TRANSLATE MY DOCUMENT?

At Absolute Translation, we only employ native French speakers with over 5 years of translating experience.

As well as enjoying the service of a professional translator, you will also benefit from a dedicated account manager who will ensure the smooth running of your translation project.

When you request our translation services, we will first of all review your document, and once we have done this it will be matched with a translator who is knowledgeable in your subject matter as well as native in the relevant languages.

Our team of project managers will also assist you throughout the translation process to ensure you are completely satisfied with your translated content and our services at all times.

HOW MUCH DOES A FRENCH TRANSLATION COST?

Our French translation service is offered on a fixed pricing structure based on word count. This is designed to give our clients both choice and the most competitive rates without compromising on service or the quality of translated content.

And because modern global businesses need to be able to respond quickly and efficiently, you’ll find our same-day French translation service can process your urgent French translation needs within just 24 hours.

Get an instant, free quote online now, or get in touch for a free consultation to discuss your company needs and translation project in more detail.