We're Experts in Translating Mandarin Documents

Our team of native-Mandarin speaking translators can translate your document into or from Mandarin - accurately, quickly, and at a great price. 

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4.8 out of 5 Based on 2125 reviews

 

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Professional Mandarin Translation Services

The Chinese value harmony in business, work, and social life so your Mandarin translation needs to respect that. Our native translators live in China and are fully in tune with the local approach to relationships and communication, ensuring that your Mandarin translations are perfectly crafted for your Mandarin audience. Bank of China (UK), Endemol UK, Unilever, NHS, Gatwick Group, Apple, Castrol, Sony, Microsoft, and Vodafone are just some of the well-known names that have entrusted us to deliver fast Mandarin translation services at competitive rates, whilst never compromising on quality.

The most successful brands trust our services.
(As do the fastest-developing startups.)

We've helped global brands and smaller businesses expand in 38 countries and 200 languages.

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Very quick turnaround in both quote and translation itself with scanned copies coming back next day and paper copies the day after. Very accurate translation

— Martin Myers

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Brilliant service, responsive, helpful, professional and translated to perfection! Couldn’t have asked for more!!

—  Hannah Alston

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ISO17100 & ISO9001
Accredited

Rest assured, we're the first UK translation company awarded ISO 17100 accreditation, among others, ensuring quality and accuracy for your projects.

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Selected by Goldman Sachs to be an exclusive member of its £500 million innovation programme for better customer experiences! 

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As ATC and EUATC members, we prioritise your satisfaction by upholding the highest standards in business ethics and translation quality. 

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20 Years’
Expertise

Celebrating 20+ years, Absolute Translations has mastered the art of providing quality translations at transparent, low prices to meet your language needs. 

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Absolute Translations is GDPR compliant, with independently regulated information and security systems, putting your data security first. 

Specialist Mandarin Chinese Translators

Mandarin, also known as Simplified or Standard Chinese, is the official language of mainland China and is also spoken in Taiwan. Introduced in 1949, Mandarin is a simplified form of Chinese. Our Mandarin translations are carried out by a team of highly skilled Mandarin translators, who have proven translation experience in a variety of sectors.

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Certified Mandarin Translations

Trusted and accepted by the UK Passport Office, the Legalisation Office, and NARIC, we offer the very best Mandarin translation service. Our qualified teams of native Mandarin translators process passports, birth, marriage, and academic certificates swiftly, accurately, and confidentially. We provide all certification levels depending on your specific requirements, from statements of truth to notarisations and Apostilles for legal use at the Chinese Embassy in London or China.

 

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Excellent service

Mattia Piersanti was the project manager, very quick and very helpful.

Suresh Chougule

20 hours ago

Many thanks for your help

Very good and very nice

Fadel Mohamed

yesterday

Excellent customer service

Excellent customer service. Prompt responses to all inquiries. Excellent turnaround and quality transcriptions!!

Daisy

2 days ago

Agustin Pungitore was fantastic

Agustin Pungitore was a great help! very friendly, gave great advice, and very quick in responding. Overall, a fantastic service! Definitely recommended!

Chris

2 days ago

Great communication throughout

Great communication throughout

claire marshall

1 week ago

Great communication and response time

Great communication and response time. All requests dealt with promptly. Highly recommended !

Martin Palka

1 week ago

good company

good customer service helpful in any time

Haikal

1 week ago

Everything went smoothly

Everything went smoothly. Hiring them for the right translation service was easy, their communication was good, they were quick and efficient. I am very happy with their service.

Fred Marmel

1 week ago

100% recommend

100% recommend. I needed to have a form translated asap. The time was quick, communication was easy. Brilliant company!

Shelli “Bellz”

2 weeks ago

They are a wonderful and helpful people.

They need more than five star, because all the time when a request to them some good stuff (translation and notarised of my documents) they do their best to send me on time. The price are very accessible for all people. I really recommend you to them and ended the day you’ll be happy and comfortable. More than five stars for them.

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2 weeks ago

The service was professional and…

The service was professional and prompt. Submitting documents was made easy. Having both the electronic and hard copy translated documents is a bonus. I have used AT in the past and will not hesitate to do so again.

Gordana Davies

2 weeks ago

Great!

Fast and accurate.

F Hatton

2 weeks ago

Quick response and no delay.

Quick response and no delay.

Richard James

2 weeks ago

Quick delivery, accommodated deadline

Good communication and customer service, quick delivery.

M Zafar

3 weeks ago

Excellent admin and communication…

Excellent admin and communication skills throughout the process. High quality and efficient translation. Many thanks.

Carol

3 weeks ago

"Great service

"Great service, amazing work, great experience, will use again "

Ansar Bhojia

3 weeks ago

This is a very easy & competent company to use highly recommend

Good contact ,easy to use & reasonable prices

Joseph pellicci

3 weeks ago

Very quick response

Very quick response, good communication and quick turn around for the translation.

James

4 weeks ago

Delivered as promised.

Delivered as promised.

Ola

4 weeks ago

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Very good customer service.

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4 weeks ago

Great service

Great service, very professional!

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HOW MANY PEOPLE SPEAK THE CHINESE?

Impressively, almost 1.3 billion people speak a form of Chinese as their first language, though Chinese is not really a single language but a broad term used for roughly 300 dialects. In the people’s republic of China Mandarin Chinese is the primary language spoken, Mandarin belongs to the Sino-Tibetan language family but there are many Chinese dialects that are considered minority languages that belong to completely different language families.

HOW MANY CHINESE LANGUGAES ARE THERE?

There are several hundred Chinese languages. Standard Chinese is the predominant language, but there are hundreds of other languages in use by the population.

WHERE IS MANDARIN MOSTLY SPOKEN?

Most people who speak Mandarin live in China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and Singapore as well as in Malaysia and Tibet.

DO THEY SPEAK CHINESE IN THE UNITED NATIONS?

The UN has six official languages; Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. The form of Chinese they speak in the United Nations is Mandarin Chinese in simplified Chinese characters.

WHAT IS SIMPLIFIED CHINESE?

Simplified Chinese is the written form of Chinese that is done in the standardized Chinese characters that are typically used in the Mainland China and Singapore.

WHAT IS TRADITIONAL CHINESE?
Traditional Chinese is the conventional or orthodox writing system that has been used by Chinese people for thousands of years and it does not contain any of the standardised characters that where introduced in the 1940’s.
WHAT IS STANDARD CHINESE?

Standard Chinese, also known as Standard Northern Mandarin, Standard Beijing Mandarin or simply Mandarin, is the Chinese language spoken most frequently and with the greatest proficiency so it is comes as no surprise then that it was adopted as the official language.

HOW IS CHINESE WRITTEN?

Unlike the Latin alphabet, Chinese characters do not actually constitute an alphabet. In fact, the shapes of the strokes create different meanings. While English for example is written exclusively from left to right, Chinese is usually written usually from left to right, but some texts can also be written top to bottom.

WHY IS IT DIFFICULT FOR MACHINES TO READ CHINESE?

As Chinese script can be written from right to left as well as top to bottom, machines often struggle to identify the correct way to read the Chinese document which in turn can cause issues with the accuracy of computer-programme based translation services. Our human Mandarin interpreters are true language professionals able to quickly and accurately translate any written Chinese document whether they are written in Standard Chinese, Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese.

WHAT CHINESE LANGUAGES DO YOU TRANSLATE?
Each Chinese language has its own variations, and we can translate them all! So whether you require Mandarin, Cantonese or any of the other Chinese dialects, Absolute Translations can help. We can provide fast and accurate translations done by expert native speakers with experience in your industry. For a free quote on our Chinese translations service simply fill in the short form above.
DO YOU OFFER PROFESSIONAL CHINESE TRANSLATIONS FOR BUSINESSES?

Yes, we can translate all kinds of business documents, from formal contracts, training courses, marketing collateral, client needed point of sales material and more. To successfully target your Mandarin audience, you need to be able to clearly communicate with your customers, employees and investors. Whatever the target market for your translations we are able to ensure every word will be translated accurately and at a cost effective price.

WHAT BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM MANDARIN TRANSLATION SERVICES?

Almost every business that deals with mainland China in some way or another will benefit hugely from Mandarin Translation services. China has a large number of industries that make products for export, from components and consumer electronics, to clothing, textiles, and medical devices and if you want a piece of this market, Chinese translation services is vital for your business. If you need literal mandarin translation for product information, legal contracts or financial documents our professional Mandarin translation services can help.

DO YOU OFFER ANY OTHER CHINESE LANGUAGE SERVICES?

Yes we do, and because our language services have been evolving for over 20 years, we now offer pretty much any translation service you can imagine. So if you are looking to target the right audience with Mandarin interpreters, voiceovers, transcription, subtitling, video and audio editing or simply Chinese translations in other languages we can help.

ARE THERE FREE MANDARIN TRANSLATION SERVICES?

Yes, free online translation programmes do exist but whilst these are available, think Google Translate, they are not 100% reliable especially for the more complex languages like the various versions of Chinese. Attempting to translate this complex tonal language, with all its variations in words and grammar, causes computer based programmes great difficulties.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO USE NATIVE SPEAKING TRANSLATORS?

Using a translation company that employs experts who are native speakers is the best way to ensure a fast and accurate translation. A native speaking translator will be able to accurately convey the nuances of Cantonese over Mandarin, identify the Beijing dialect, and differentiate between the variations of word usage in northern and southwestern China. So if you want high quality translations, choose a company that only hires native-speaking specialists to take on your project. Plus with an expert native speaking Mandarin translator you will save time proofreading and correcting cheaper options.

WHY SHOULD I AVOID MACHINE TRANSLATION SERVICES?

It is advisable to avoid machine translation services as they are no where near as accurate at Chinese translation as a real life human being because they simply cannot fully understand the context of words which can lead to very literal translation errors. Chinese translation that use humans who are native speakers of Cantonese, Mandarin and other Chinese languages provide a far more accurate and cost-effective translation service when you consider the time and effort wasted in correcting errors made by the computer programmes.

HOW MUCH WILL MY MANDARIN TRANSLATION COST?

If budget is an issue, take note that we have developed a highly-competitive pricing model. We charge you based on the number of words or characters; in this way, you’ll never pay more than you expect for your Chinese translation project. Our rates also depend on how quickly you need us to translate your content, so if you need a quick service we can do that too. Rest assured that our fees are totally transparent, and with no hidden costs or extras, we can save you money whilst delivering a market-leading Chinese translation service.

HOW QUICKLY CAN YOU TRANSLATE MANADARIN LANGUAGE DOCUMENTS?

Our Mandarin translation services promise prompt responses and a quick turnaround, and because we know how essential getting documents translated on time can be, our linguists aim to have your translations done within 24 hours or sooner, of course this is dependent on the volume and complexity of your documents. To get a better idea of how long your Mandarin language translation project will take, fill in the form above for an instant quote.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO YOUR CHINESE TRANSLATORS HAVE?

All our linguists are highly qualified with a minimum of five years of experience working as a language professional. We are members of the Association of Translation Companies (ATC) and one of only a handful of companies to hold the latest ISO certification specific to translation services, ISO 17100:2015, so you can trust that Absolute Translations will ensure quality control procedures on every step of the translation process. In addition, we also have Mandarin legal translators who are qualified to certify and legalise your business documents for official use in China, Hong Kong and any other Chinese speaking territory.

CAN YOU TRANSLATE WRITTEN CHINESE INTO ANOTHER LANGUAGE?

Our experts have proven experience in translating written Chinese documents into over 200 languages from English to the most obscure dialects. So no matter what kind of Chinese you need translating, be it simplified Chinese documents or traditional Chinese text, or spoken audio in Cantonese, Mandarin or any other Chinese dialect, we can provide expert translators and interpreters for your project! We pride ourselves on providing world class professional Mandarin translation services and have worked with an enviable list of clients from the BBC to Google.

IS MANDARIN DIFFICULT TO TRANSLATE?

The Mandarin language is considered difficult to learn and as it is written in a complex script translation can be very difficult to do accurately unless you find an agency highly skilled in professional Mandarin translation services. Our expert Mandarin speaking linguists are able to quickly and accurately translate everything from business documents, marketing materials, legal contracts to training courses and more.

IS IT EASY TO TRANSLATE MANDARIN TO ENGLISH?

It can be very hard to translate a Chinese word correctly into English, as Chinese is a tonal language and many words have several meanings based on the tone. To translate correctly you have to have a strong grasp of the context of the original text in order to accurately represent the meaning of the words.

WHAT DOES CHINGLISH MEAN?

Chinglish is slang for spoken or written English language that is either influenced by a Chinese language, or is poorly translated. In Hong Kong, Macau, Guangdong and Guangxi, Chinglish refers mainly to English that has been influenced by Cantonese.

CAN YOU PROVIDE MANDARIN INTERPRETERS?

Yes, we can provide Mandarin interpreters as part of our Mandarin translation services. In fact, we’ve built a global network of language professionals offering the highest quality translations, transcriptions, interpretation and more so you can trust us to match you with a language professional to suit your project no matter what language service you need.

IS IT DIFFICULT TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE CHINESE?

If you are not accustomed to the Chinese culture it can indeed be difficult to do business with this nation. Chinese people build relationships based on harmony, so it is important to avoid hard selling, pressure tactics and any form of confrontation. Decisions are reached hierarchically over a period of time. There are over 300 forms of Chinese but Mandarin is the most widely spoken native language in the world. Chinese communities express themselves indirectly, and as generous and demonstrative hosts, often finalise important business decisions over dinner. Care must be taken to adopt the correct tone to avoid losing face.

DO YOU OFFER SPEACIALIST SUBJECT MATTER TRANSLATIONS?

Our expert translators don’t just offer translations in their mother tongue, they can also be matched to you based on your translation project needs. So no matter what industry you are in or how technical or niche the words they are translating are, you can trust that they will get it right every single time.

DO YOU TRANSLATE SENSITVE OR DISCRETEM LEGAL DOCUMENTS?

All our linguists are highly qualified and are bound by the strictest of non-disclosure policies, which is why we are the translation company of choice for so many government agencies’ We are also happy to sign any additional NDA documentation you require, so whether you need mandarin translation services for sensitive medical documents, court transcripts or technical translation of patent documents we can help.

HOW DO YOU ENSURE HIGH QUALITY CHINESE TRANSLATIONS?

The reason so many globally recognised companies, such as Amazon, Sky and the NHS choose us as their Mandarin translation service is because we hold ourselves to the highest of standards. Not only are we ISO 9001:2015 certified and a Goldman Sachs 10KSB Programme Partner, we are one of only a handful of companies to hold the latest ISO certification specific to translation services, ISO 17100:2015. We always strive for excellence and apply quality control procedures on every step of our processes.

WHAT SETS ABSOLUTE TRANSLATIONS APART AS A CHINESE TRANSLATION AGENCY?

Absolute Translations are one of the top language services companies in the UK. Our expert mother tongue Chinese language specialists deliver hundreds of highly accurate translations every year to clients who demand the highest of standards such as government agencies, Bank of China, and Chanel. So when you need an agency you can trust to provide mandarin translation think of us.

WHAT DO YOUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT YOU?

We have been providing language services for 20 plus years and have an impressive list of some of the world’s leading companies amongst our list of clients, such as Lexus, Siemens and HP. With a 95% rating on Trust Pilot you know you are in safe hands when you choose Absolute Translations to provide Mandarin translation services.

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