Italian Translation and Interpreting
“Italiano” in Italian
ISO code: IT
Official language in :
Number of Italian speakers
Italian, a Romance language, is the native language of 62 million people. This makes it the 19th most spoken language in the world, in terms of native speakers. Italian is one of the 23 official languages of the European Union.
Linguistic peculiarities of Italian
Italian is a pluricentric language, meaning that it differs across different regions and countries, and between its written and spoken forms. The Italian of the north of Italy (Veneto) differs from that spoken in the regions surrounding Rome, the Italian of Tuscany, and that of Sardinia.
Translation into Italian
To ensure that your translations are best adapted to their target audience, we take care to use translators into Italian 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 Italian into account.
Interpreting in Italian
For interpreting in Italian, we always do our best to limit travel costs by choosing Italian 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 an Italian 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?
- Italian is, on an equal footing with English, a business language in Libya, and was the language of university education in Somalia until 1991.
- Italian dialects are truly different languages, which sometimes share the same roots, although these are often undetectable. These dialects are rarely the subject of official standardization.