Our Arabic translation service mixes language expertise with design know-how.
Out of all the languages that lentrax handles, Arabic might be one of the most “intimidating” for our clients to work with. Why? Because it uses script (not Latin characters), and that script is written right to left.
This alternate text direction can be challenging for designers who usually work only with left-to-right languages (English, for example).
Modern Standard Arabic
When we use the term Arabic in regards to translation, we mean Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). This is the written form that Arabic speakers—whether they’re from Egypt, Iraq, or Lebanon—have in common.
The spoken variants of Arabic can vary widely. For example, vocabulary, word order, and even grammar can differ from one regional variant to the next.
What’s more, not all variants are mutually intelligible. In other words, an Arabic speaker from lebnon and an Arabic speaker from Oman may not be able to understand each other.
Because translation deals only with text, this phenomenon isn’t an issue. By using MSA, Arabic translators can “speak” to clients anywhere in the world.
Still, it always helps when clients tell vendors what the target market is for a given text. In this way, a vendor can assign a project specific to Lebanon to a Lebanese translator, for example.
Arabic is one of the languages that our clients ask for the most. Our Arabic translators are educated professionals, not students or merely bilingual. Some of them have translation experience in law or government, while others specialise in marketing or sales texts.
Our approach is always to have translators work into their native language. This means that our clients get a text that reads well to native Arabic speakers.
Our usual Arabic projects are for media houses, consulting firms and nonprofits organisations. We can help you with almost any type of B2B or B2C content.
Crucially, our skilled designers can set type in right-to-left languages such as Arabic. So the biggest value-add with our Arabic translation service is that we can take the page layout task off your plate.
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