English to French Translation Projects and Spanish to French Translation Projects
We assist organizations with documentation or marketing material (e.g. brochures, manuals, website content, PowerPoint presentations, product labeling, etc.) that are written in the English or Spanish languages and require accurate translation into French.
Of course, in addition to English to French and Spanish to French translation assignments, we can also assist you with the translation of the world's most popular languages into French: Chinese to French; Arabic to French; German to French; Japanese to French; Portuguese to French; Russian to French; Korean to French; Italian to French; Hindi to French; and more...
French Language Style
Our translators, editors and proofreaders render well-written and clearly understandable texts. We place a high value on rendering a finished product that is faithful to the language style of the original text.
See also: French is French - or is it?
French to English Translation Projects and French to Spanish Translation Projects
We assist businesses in finding the best available French to English and French to Spanish language translation resources – including experienced French language translators (native-speaking French if appropriate or required).
In our experience, a French language native-speaker may not necessarily be the right translator for the job. (See: Common myths and misconceptions about translation.) Though a native-speaker may be preferable for certain translation assignments, having French as a native language may not 'translate into' French language expertise (pun intended). An experienced linguist with strong Spanish and French or English and French language translation credentials, in-depth experience and professional credentials, regardless of native language, may often prove to be a better choice.
Identifying and securing the services of the appropriate French language resources is what we do! (Refer to our French translation assignment process for information on our French translation project management process).
In a nutshell, we use professional translators who have a solid mastery of the French language (grammar, spelling, cultural nuances) and a solid understanding of the subject matter.
Once we are confident that the appropriate freelance resources have been identified and certain that we can honour the project deadline, we submit a quote for the translation assignment.
If we cannot secure the appropriate resources, we will do our best to refer you to French translation sources of information that we have confidence in.
Bi-Directional French Translation Service for virtually any language pair
In addition to providing translation services from any language into the French language, we can also assist you with the translation of French language material into the world's most popular languages: French to Chinese; French to Arabic; French to German; French to Japanese; French to Portuguese; French to Russian; French to Korean; French to Italian; French to Hindi; to name but the most popular.... We can source translation expertise for virtually any language pair.
Rosetta Stone Version 3: French Level 1, 2 & 3 Set with Audio Companion
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The French Language Landscape in France
Population of France: 64,057,790 including 60,876,136 in metropolitan France (July 2008 est.)|
Languages: French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish); overseas departments: French, Creole patois
Internet country code: Metropolitan France -> .fr; French Guiana -> .gf; Guadeloupe -> .gp; Martinique -> .mq; Reunion -> .re
Internet users: 31.295 million; 30.838 million (metropolitan France) (2007)
• Rosetta Stone Version 3: FRENCH Level 1 with Audio Companion
French (français) is today spoken around the world by 72 to 130 million people as a native language, and by about 190 to 600 million people as a second or third language, with significant speakers in 54 countries. Most native speakers of the language live in France, where the language originated. The rest live in Canada, Belgium and Switzerland.
French is a descendant of the Latin language of the Roman Empire, as are languages such as Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Catalan and Romanian. Its development was also influenced by the native Celtic languages of Roman Gaul and by the Germanic language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders.
It is an official language in 29 countries, most of which form what is called in French La Francophonie, the community of French-speaking nations. It is an official language of all United Nations agencies and a large number of international organizations.
According to the European Union, 129 million (26% of the 497,198,740) people in 27 member states speak French, of which 59 million (12%) speak it natively and 69 million (14%) claim to speak it as a second language, which makes it the third most spoken second language in the Union, after English and German respectively.
Sources: CIA World Factbook re United States and Wikipedia – Content available under GNU Free Documentation License
The Global Language Landscape – Languages in Use on the Internet
• FreeTranslationClassifieds.com website for French Translation resources.
• CILFOtranslations.com website for French Proverb French<->English translations.
FRENCH TRANSLATION BOOK STORE
Everything the web has to offer in terms of bi-directional French dictionaries, French reference material, French translation software and hardware that is of particular interest to translators working with French, as well as the French translation and linguistics community can be found in the FreeTranslationClassifieds.com French Translation Bookstore.
If you have surplus translation books, translation software or translation reference material, why not list it FOR SALE in the Translation Classifieds TRANSLATORS' STORE.
CILFO Translations Proofreading & Editing Resource Store
Find New and Used Proofreading & Editing Resources and Multi-Language Reference Material in the CILFO Translation Bookstore.
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