Catalan Translation and Interpreting
“Català” in Catalan
ISO code: CAT
Official language in :
Number of Catalan speakers
A language belonging to the Romance branch of the Indo-European language family, Catalan is spoken by around 10 million people, mostly in Spain, but also in France and in Andorra.
Linguistic peculiarities of Catalan
There are two regional variations of Catalan. “Eastern” Catalan includes Central Catalan, which is spoken in Barcelona and Girona, Balearic Catalan and Northern Catalan. “Western” Catalan encompasses North-Western Catalan and Valencian.
Translation into Catalan
To ensure that your translations are best adapted to their target audience, we use translators into Catalan whose mother tongue is that of the region where the language is officially spoken. We are thus able to guarantee that you are provided with a “localised” translation, which takes linguistic norms and the cultural specificities of Catalan into account.
Interpreting in Catalan
For interpreting in Catalan, we always do our best to limit travel costs by choosing Catalan speaking interpreters resident near to where the service is to be provided. This also guarantees interpreting adapted to the local context. And if in the specific circumstances (very technical translation, for example), we need to use a Catalan speaking interpreter from another region, we take care to prepare the interpreter as well as possible by supplying them with technical, terminological and cultural information where necessary.
We take care never to distort linguistic variations and to guarantee linguistic coherence
Did you know?
- Although Catalan does contain Castilian influences, it is wrong to consider it a dialect of Spanish; the two languages have distinctly separate origins.
- In the town of Alghero (42000 inhabitants) in Sardinia, a variant of Catalan is the native language for almost a quarter of the population, and is understood by the large majority of residents. It is officially recognised as a local minority language. Algherese was imposed by Catalan invaders when they drove out the Sardinians in 1372, and remained the sole official language until the 18th century.