Professional, native German translation services

K International are experts in providing professional translations for written and spoken communication in German, the most widely-used language within the European Union.

Get a free quote for
your German translation project

quality and security accreditation

Providing German translation services as relied on by government and business

Website translation partners

A history of excellence working with the German language

With over one hundred million speakers throughout Europe – rising to double that number when including those who speak it as a second language – German is fast becoming the unofficial language of mainland Europe. It is also the third most-learned language in the world, and among the top five most used on the internet. America is also home to a large proportion of German speakers; German-Americans are the largest ethnic group residing in the United States, and a quarter of all tourists visiting America are German speakers.

The Germany education system has a rich tradition of valuing the learning of international languages, and it is incumbent on those of us who are non-German native speakers to afford German the same respect. With Berlin increasingly seen as the continent’s monetary powerhouse, ease of communication in the language of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, among others, has never been more important.

As one of our German translation clients you will recieve…

  • Native German linguists for every project

    Our team of professional linguists who will handle your translation work will all be native German speakers, meaning your original message and style will retain their intended effect and sound natural to German readers.

  • Your own account manager

    K International provide you with your own personal account manager, meaning you will always have a named point of contact for any queries regarding your translation account.

  • Ready to use translations

    We will ensure that your completed translated text is ready for immediate use. If special design and layout requirements are necessary, our team of design experts will meet your needs.

  • Accredited Quality and Security

    K International are fully audited for quality assurance and data security standards, holding the accreditations ISOQAR ISO 2001 and BSI ISO 27001.

  • Tracklingua, the perfect tool for managing large translation projects

    For larger projects, our translation management platform, Tracklingua, is your one-stop on-line portal to submit texts for translation, receive completed work and track the progress of your order. With Tracklingua, clients can manage entire orders, including texts requiring translation into multiple languages, without needing separate quotations each time.

German as a language is closely related to English; however, its use of gendered nouns and word order are greatly different. Professional translation is essential to avoid jumbled-up communication. Compound words being joined together without spacing are common, this results in some fantastically long words being fairly commonplace in German, especially within government, law and administration texts!

German translation service

Following its origins as a language with a range of distinct dialects, grammar and spelling rules in German have been standardised since 1905, though there have been some modernisations to spelling in this time. The three gender forms (male, female and neutral) remain to this day. While German is a language with established and firmly logical rules, the gender forms follow no such logic – the words for ‘girl’ and wife’, for example, are gender-neutral (“das”). Clearly, educated guesswork will not be enough to communicate professionally in German!

Need high quality German translations that
look just as good as they read?

Document translation typesetting and design

We have a skilled German desktop publishing team made up of in-house designers and typesetters. Creative German layout conversions of your documents or even complete re-designs to suit your overseas audience are no problem. Take a look at our dedicated desktop publishing page for more information.

Want legal translation that delivers security
and peace of mind for your business?

Legal document translation services

Our team are adept at delivering secure, accredited language translation services to the legal sector and have done so for more than 25 years. Clients include the Crown Prosecution Service, HMRC, the Ministry of Justice and numerous private legal firms.

Whichever sector you’re in, we have a
specialist German translation service for you

Medical & Pharma Translation

Medical and Pharmaceutical Translation Services

A complete German medical translation service relied on by market leaders

Comprehensive Legal Translation

Legal Translation Service

If you need a comprehensive German legal translation service, we’ve got you covered

Retail & e-Commerce Translation

Retail Translation Services

Our retail translation service supports some of the worlds biggest brands

Document Translation

Document Translation

Our German document translation service makes sure your audience understands your information

Packaging Translation

Packaging translation

Specialist packaging translation capabilities relied on daily by leading UK retailers

Business Translation

Bespoke business translation services designed for German corporate applications

Financial Translation

Financial Translation

Financial translation support from experts with over 25 years experience

Government Translation

Officially contracted to supply Government translation to the UK public sector

Technical Translation

Specialist technical translation relied on by engineering and manufacturing industries

What our clients say about us

K International have delivered a very professional service within very short deadlines for us for a few years now, the project management team is always on hand to help with any tasks or requests we have. They are extremely adaptable and helpful! We look forward to working with you again in the future.

LMC Design
LMC DesignAccount Manager

K International have been a pleasure to work alongside and are always happy to help and deal with any queries that may arise. By having a dedicated account manager it means you always have a point of contact rather than having to go through a sales team. This allows for a great working relationship between you and K International. We have always received good service from K International. Timing and quality have always met my expectations and everything is communicated in a professional and timely manner.

NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Foundation TrustDorset County Hospital

No matter if it’s a long or short translation. K International always gives us the best service and with very short timings!

Thanks for your hard work K International!

Hotels Viva
Hotels VivaAccount Manager

At the Open University, we work with partners across the globe to produce world-class learning materials in many different languages. Working with K International has been a pleasure because the team are always very quick to respond to our, often rapid, demands. We would highly recommend their services and look forward to a long working relationship with them.

The Open University
The Open UniversityProject Coordinator

I work for an international company that produces games and toys for children of various ranges: Scientific, creative, electronic and educational.

We have been cooperating with K International for almost two years and we found their work exceptional considering that we assigned them translations over different fields within the wide world of Toys. They’ve always been very receptive and ready to take on our requirements. They have always respected our needs and our deadlines, providing a very effective and trustworthy service. As far as I’m concerned professionalism and competence are the most important qualities for those who manage translation and they have both in abundance.

Clementoni
ClementoniProduct Manager

K International’s work-flow allows seamless processing of our Artwork and Instruction Manuals. The team are a pleasure to work with and are always on the front foot with innovations. I look forward to continuing our strategic partnership with K International.

Tesco
TescoProject Lead