French translations – essential in business
French is the second most commonly used language in the European Union, with English being the first.
There are approximately 80 million French speakers worldwide, and it is spoken in countries such as Belgium, Switzerland, Monaco, Luxembourg, Québec in Canada and many northern and central African countries. It’s even spoken in parts of Vietnam, Cambodia and Madagascar!
French is a Romance language, which evolved from the dialects that were spoken in northern France. It is classed as an official language in 29 countries, making it one of the top 3 most useful business languages.
For 300 years, France was the most powerful country in Europe which led to French being the language of choice for the educated in Europe. This sentiment was so strong that in the courts of Scandinavia, Germany and Russia, only French was spoken.
Major industry sectors in Metropolitan France include the automotive industry, metallurgy, mechanical and electrical engineering, chemicals, textiles and aircraft manufacturing.
French is in high demand. Between 2017 and 2018, it ranked as number one on our list of the top 10 languages.
Documents and marketing materials requested include:
- Technical documents
- Marketing materials
- Medical and life science documents
- Legal documents
When doing business in France and other French-speaking countries, it is advantageous to speak to customers in French.
Providing high-quality French translations carried out by human translators will help them learn more about your business in their own language. It’s recommended to have websites, manuals and other materials translated into French.
We also have a specialist team of French-English translators, who work closely with our in-house translation review team.
In addition to translation, we can help you with ad hoc and conference interpreting, videos and voice-overs, transcription services, subtitling, simultaneous, ad hoc and consecutive interpreting, telephone interpreting, telemarketing, proofreading, editing and transcreation.
About ALM Translations
ALM Translations has translated millions of words into and from French since 2002. Our team of in-country French and English translators work in a variety of specialist fields and have a deep understanding of business culture in the various French-speaking regions around the world.
ALM Translations can help ensure that you get the best return on investment by advising which ‘flavour’ of the language you need and by showing you ways to reduce costs without compromising on quality.
Contact us to find out how we can help you engage with your customers and grow your business in a global market.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements
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