As the UK’s leading provider of Portuguese translation services we know first-hand how critical it is to be recognised as a trustworthy and dependable company. That’s why we’ve built our business on a solid track record of accuracy, speed and cost-effectiveness, while also offering quality customer support. TAAG Angola Airlines, Castrol, Hunter Boots, Barclays Bank, Field Fisher Waterhouse, MTV and Morgan Stanley are just some of the clients that rely on us for professional Portuguese translation services. Plus, with our dedicated team of in-house translators we are also able to offer reliable, same day Portuguese document translation and certified translation services to meet even the tightest of deadlines.
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We work with a team of highly skilled native speaking professionals to produce high-quality translations for our clients. Our professional translators have academic qualifications in translating and interpreting the target language, alongside extensive experience across a diverse range of sectors including IT, banking, pharmaceuticals, retail and telecommunications. Meaning our Portuguese translation services can handle any document that you need localised into or from Portuguese.
Through our team of Portuguese legal specialists and conveniently located Lisbon office, our certified translation services offer a rapid turnaround for your passports, birth, marriage and academic certificates at very competitive rates. We provide all certification levels depending on your specific requirements, from statements of truth to notarisations and Apostilles for legal use abroad. For more information on our document translation services, including certified translations, get in touch today.
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Absolute Translations is a full-service language services provider and trusted name in the industry. Our expert team of linguists can provide a huge range of Portuguese services, from document translation, certified translations, and interpretation services to transcription, voice-overs and website localization services. However, complex your Portuguese translation project Absolute Translations can help.
For the most accurate translations it is always best to use Portuguese translators who are native speakers, as Portuguese document translation can be particularly difficult for second language speakers due to its similarities to other global tongues.
At Absolute Translations we only ever use mother tongue speakers of your target language for our translation services.
We offer a simple, transparent and fair pricing policy, with no hidden costs or premiums. So whether you want us to work on complex legal contracts, technical manuals or straightforward brochures, you will only ever be charged a pre-agreed fixed rate calculated by the word.
To find out how much your Portuguese translation project will cost simply fill out the Instant Quote form above,
As a global translation agency, we can quickly assign professional translators who have experience in your industry and who are a native speaker of your required language.
From English Portuguese translation and localization services for your company websites, to high-quality translations of legal documents and specialist interpretation services for the Brazilian Portuguese dialect, our global network of professional translators offer you a comprehensive range of Portuguese translation services that you can rely on!
Our expert team can offer translation services for all kinds of documents at an affordable price. From complex legal documents, business documents, and financial documents to small-scale personal translations such as family recipes and medical records.
Our skilled linguists also offer certified translation services, meaning you can quickly and easily have your documents translated for official use around the world.
Whether you need accurate translations of English to Portuguese, Portuguese to English or any other language for that matter, we would always recommend translation services that uses has mother tongue, professional Portuguese translators. This is because second language speakers cannot match the accuracy of people translating the first spoken language.
Our certified translators are all qualified to offer certified translation and have a minimum of 5 years of experience in industry so you can rely on us to provide high-quality translation services of whatever you need from audio, video footage, personal documents, websites, marketing materials, and all other business documents.
Certified translations are needed if you require proof of authenticity for government or legal use such as immigration paperwork, marriage certificates, death certificates and more.
When this is the case, our specialist Portuguese translation services team can prepare documents for Portuguese authorities such as the Central Registry Office or the Portuguese Embassy in the UK, the Portuguese Consulate, the UK Passport Office, the Legalisation Office or NARIC.
We also have many clients from the legal system whose Portuguese translation project requires Portuguese to English translation of witness statements, court transcriptions or need assistance understanding the operational procedures of cross border legal matters.
We offer certified translation services for official documents through our professional Portuguese translators who are certified to provide official language translations. Our certified translation services are highly accurate, fast and cost-effective.
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With over 220 million native speakers and a growing number of non-native speakers, Portuguese is the sixth most spoken language in the world today, making Portuguese translation services more common than ever before across all industries and business sectors.
However, with so many businesses expanding their global footprint, it’s important to ensure you’re using the highest quality Portuguese document translation service possible to translate your documents.
For over 20 years, we have provided translation services in over 200 language combinations including Portuguese to English, English to Portuguese, Chinese to Portuguese and many more.
From our head office in London and with our wide global network of project managers and expert linguists, we provide you with translated text for all kinds of documents such as financial reports, operational manuals, manufacturing documents, websites, and marketing materials.
Native of Portugal are European Portuguese speakers. Mirandese is also spoken in the North East of the country in a small area called Terra de Miranda. Whilst Portuguese Sign Language is also used and is officially recognised by the Constitution of Portugal.
Portuguese originated from Latin over 2,000 years ago.
The first written records of Portuguese date back to the 12th century. At this time, it was still called “Gallego” or “Galego” (derived from “Gallaeci”, meaning “the Celtic tribe”) by its speakers. The word finally became “galician” after the 13th century when Portugal became independent from Spain and established their own language as Galician-Portuguese (which later evolved into Modern Portuguese).
Portuguese is a Romance language that evolved from Galician-Portuguese or Old Portuguese, which is now two different languages: Galician and Portuguese.
Even though they are two separate languages, Galician and Portuguese are similar, with some speakers describing the difference between them as akin to the difference between American and British English.
The modern Portuguese language came about when King Alfonso X of Castile commissioned the translation of several works from Arabic into Castilian (the predecessor of modern Spanish). This translation project resulted in a new language called Castilian (modern Spanish), which was used as a common tongue for all of Spain’s kingdoms.
Portugal was one of these kingdoms until it gained independence in 1140 CE. At this point, it began developing its own language based on the Latin spoken by Roman Catholics during the time period when Portugal was still under Moorish rule. The new language became known as “Portuguese.”
When you think of the difference between European and Brazilian Portuguese, you might be tempted to think of it like the difference between American and British English—but that’s not quite right. In fact, there are many differences between the two languages that make them more distant than the two forms of English.
European Portuguese is closer to the language of Portugal than Brazilian Portuguese is. The two languages have remained relatively similar over time, but there are some important differences that make them almost unrecognizable to each other.
One of the biggest differences is in second-person pronouns—in European Portuguese tu and vós are commonly used, while these (especially the latter) are rarely heard in Brazil, which favours the pronouns você and vocês.
Although você is regarded as modern and less formal by many, it’s actually quite old-fashioned in Brazil—it’s a contracted version of the formal deferential greeting vossa mercê (“your mercy”). And much of the differences between these two languages relate to Brazilian Portuguese’s inclination to use terms from 18th- and 19th-century Portuguese.
Portuguese is a Romance language that is spoken by about 250 million people around the world. It’s the official language of ten countries including Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Portugal, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Macau, Cape Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe.
Spanish and Portuguese are not mutually intelligible. They are totally separate languages and if you are wishing to communicate with a target audience in one of these languages finding a high quality translations service should be your priority.
Portuguese is a Romance language, which means it shares many of the same roots and grammatical structures as other Romance languages.
It’s very similar to Spanish, Italian, French and Romanian and if you are holidaying there, you can often get by in those countries just with your knowledge of Portuguese.
If you’re a history buff, you may have wondered about this question.
The answer is… both languages are extremely old.
In fact, Spanish and Portuguese are so old that they predate even Latin! They were spoken in Iberia as far back as the 6th century B.C., and they evolved from Latin over the course of many centuries.
But which one came first? Well, linguists don’t know for sure—but there’s a good chance it was Portuguese, because it was spoken by people who lived along the Atlantic coast of Europe from Portugal to Galicia (in Spain). And those people were called Lusitani after their homeland of Lusitania (now Portugal).
Centuries ago Brazil was colonised by people from Portugal so today they speak Brazilian Portuguese as their primary language.
Tupian was the main language spoken by Brazil’s native people before European settlers.
Portuguese currently has an estimated 356 000 words.
Yes, Portuguese evolved from Latin.
Yes, Portuguese is considered a romance language as it comes from Latin.
Portuguese is not a tonal language, which can add complication when translating Portuguese audio, this is why you should always choose a professional Portuguese translation service.
At Absolute Translations, we can translate all forms of Portuguese from traditional to Brazilian Portuguese in written documents, video footage or audio recordings.
To find out how cost-effective our translation services for Portuguese to English or English to Portuguese are, simply fill in the short form above for a free quote.
Yes, as Portuguese evolved from Latin it is considered a romance language.
As one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world and the country is in the European Union there are many benefits to learning to speak and translate Portuguese.
Portuguese is one of the easier second languages to learn as it’s a Romance language that shares many similarities with other Romance languages like Spanish and Italian. If you already speak one of those two languages, then learning Portuguese will be even easier for you!
The best way to get started on your Portuguese language learning journey is by finding a teacher who can give you personalized lessons in person or online. It’s important to find someone who will be able to teach you the language properly because there are many different dialects of Portuguese.
There are also lots of different resources available online including podcasts, YouTube videos, courses and even games which can all help with the learning process.
But if you need to translate Portuguese documents the best way to get a high-quality translated document is to use a translation service that offers native-speaking professional Portuguese translators.