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Spanish Translation and Interpreting

At Translate UK we provide a professional Spanish translation service, as well as Spanish interpreters. As one of the most widely spoken languages on the planet Spanish is used everyday for politics, trade and international business. 

Million Speakers Worldwide

Million Native Speakers

Million Second Language Speakers

Countries Where it is an Official Language

Spanish Language History

Spanish is one of the Romance languages that evolved from Vulgar Latin after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the fifth century. Different dialects of Vulgar Latin were spoken across the Europe and Spanish emerged from some of the dialects spoken in the Iberian Peninsula. Other languages also evolved in and around Iberia, including Catalan, Galician, Occitan, and Portuguese, which influenced the development of Spanish. The language was also influenced by Arabic with around eight percent of the vocabulary having an Arabic root.

Old Latin texts show the first precursor to modern Spanish appearing in the ninth century, which evolved into a full language during the middle ages. Spanish developed in the mid-north of Iberia and first used as a written language in the city of Toledo in the thirteenth century. In the fifteenth century Spanish became the language of the Spanish Empire and began to be used across the globe.

Spanish is a Global Language

 Spanish is the second most common native language in the world and has the third highest number of total speakers. 28 countries have over a million Spanish speakser including 418 million Spanish speakers in the Americas. 

Spanish is the official language of 20 countries, 18 of which are in the Americas. I Central America Spanish is the most common language and it is the second most common language in North and South America after English and Portuguese respectively. Spanish is also spoken in Oceania on the Polynesian Easter Island, due to its coneections with Chile. 

In Africa, Spanish is  spoken in Equatorial Guinea, parts of northern Morocco and in the Spanish territories. In Asia, Spanish is spoken in the Philippines where was previously an official language. In the Philippines there also speak Chavacano a Spanish-based creole language.

In Europe Spanish is spoken primarily in Spain, Gibraltar, and Andorra, though there are Spanish migrants and second language speakers across the continent. Portugal and France contain notable numbers of Spanish speakers along with Switzerland, France, and the United Kingdom.

High Quality Spanish Translations

At Translate UK  we can provide Spanish translators or interpreters for a range of dialects. We can also provide additional support for certain sectors by providing them with linguists who have specialised in a specific field. Our linguists are required to keep up to date with specific industry terminology and requirements. This allows us to provide a more customised and supportive service. To learn more about our specialist sectors select one from below.

Spanish Translation Service

We can provide translations to and from Spanish for any document, no matter how large or small. We have been providing document translations for fifteen years, from letters and reports to patient records and certificates, there isn’t much our experienced team haven’t seen. All of our translators are qualified and vetted by us, and many are DPSI qualified or registered with the ITI or CIOL.

Spanish Legal Document Translation

We can provide Spanish translations for any document which is to be used in a legal setting. We have an in-house legal expert with almost 20 years’ experience as a solicitor and are acutely aware of the importance of accuracy and reliability when it comes to the translation of legal documents.

On top of this, each of our legal translators has a specialist focus in law, having worked in or completed training specific to the legal sector. We ensure that all of our legal translators are up to date with the current terminology both in the UK and in their native language to guarantee a quality translation with no mistakes.

Spanish Technical Document Translation

We can provide Hungarian translations for technical or scientific documents. This includes journal literature, operation manuals, safety instructions, patents and technical drawings. We know how important it is to have precise, accurate and consistent translations of technical documents, so all our translations are done by experts in the field.

We ensure all of our linguists to stay up to date on the specialised terminology used in their field and for ongoing projects we’ll try to assign the same translator where possible so that they can become familiar with your company terminology and vocabulary.

Secure and Confidential

At Translate UK confidentiality is of the upmost importance to us and we are careful to act in complete compliance with GDPR regulations. Each of our linguists signs a confidentiality agreement before undertaking any work for us and we only ever send documents via secure email.

Spanish Interpreting Service

In addition to our Spanish translation service we can also provide Spanish speaking interpreters. All our interpreters are qualified experienced professionals with relevant post-graduate qualifications and membership of professional linguistic associations. We are well equipped to provide interpreters at short notice and we have even provided linguists for the same day.

Face to Face Spanish Interpreters

Our face to face Spanish interpreters work to facilitate communication between individuals who speak Spanish and those who speak English, in order to provide them with equal access to all of the services they might need. We recommend face to face interpreting where a conversation is necessary, including complex and sensitive situations where information is best delivered in person.

Remote Spanish Interpreters

We understand that it is not always possible to use a face to face interpreter, so we also provide a remote interpreting service. Our Spanish speaking remote interpreters can be contacted through a variety of platforms according to your business needs. This includes over-the-phone and a complimentary conference call service. They can also be contacted through video call platforms including Zoom and Skype. 

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