A professional, reliable Chinese translation service to suit your audience

Chinese encapsulates a complex selection of dialects, to be fully capable of engaging such a large potential audience, it’s important to be confident in the quality of your translated text.
At K International, we give you that confidence.

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Providing reliable Chinese translation services trusted by global organisations

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25 Years experience delivering Chinese translation

Often misunderstood by non-native speakers, Chinese is not one language but rather a family, or tradition, of languages. Most commonly spoken amongst the billion-plus speakers of Chinese around the world is Mandarin Chinese; written Chinese reflects the most commonly-spoken Chinese oral language, as there is no alphabet to follow, though word sound and pronunciation will often vary. There is, then, one written Chinese language, though it represents many different spoken languages. There are two major character sets used for written Chinese, the ‘Traditional’ variant which is widely used in Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan and the ‘Simplified’ form which is favoured across mainland China and Singapore

Language reflects culture in all nations, and communicating in Chinese requires an understanding of understatement. Wording is often florid, with comparison and allusion being commonplace. Rather than concluding a business deal with the exclamation, “Fantastic!”, an appropriate response in China might use a negative to express a positive: “Our differences are not great.” Difficulties are foreseeable, of course, if one of the parties is less than fluent in not only the language and dialect used, by the manner in which it is meant.

K International have a long history of working with the Chinese language on behalf of our clients, so we can ensure the language used in your translated content is perfectly positioned to engage with specific target audiences. We cut the complexity out of managing language projects so you can focus instead on your project as a whole.

Our translation clients are provided with…

  • Professional mother-tongue translators

    We know that being an effective linguist is about more than simply learning a language. That’s why we only use fully qualified native speakers to carry out translations. This is how we know that your audience will read the text the way you intended it to be understood.

  • A dedicated project manager

    A dedicated manager will be assigned to your account to provide you with support and be available to contact throughout the duration of your project.

  • polished translations that are ready to go

    Your content will be kept in the same format as you provided it, this means it’s ready to use as soon as you receive it. Our studio team can even ensure your translations mirror complex design layouts so they deliver the same visual impact as the original. This can save significant time and costs compared to using external design agencies, who may not have sufficient experience working with translated material.

  • Accredited Quality and Security

    We hold full accreditation from ISOQAR and the BSI for ISO 9001 quality control and ISO 27001 data security standards.

  • Translation managment with the Tracklingua platform

    We also offer the unique translation management system Tracklingua, which you can use to track the progress of your project – including translating multiple works, or one piece into several languages – all from one convenient on-line software platform.

Chinese characters remain the only way that writing is recorded in Chinese. Over time some of the characters used have been simplified to be written with fewer pen strokes, and while each character is only one syllable, most words are composites of more than one character. Roman letters are only commonly used for names.

Chinese Translation Services

The uniqueness of language in Chinese is its attraction, and to be understand in Chinese is to open your words up to a vast potential target audience – over 13 per cent of the world’s total population speak Mandarin Chinese. With good reason, it is the fastest-growing language in the world, and many see it as the most important language for the future, you can read more about the history of the Chinese language here. For today: make sure your communication reaches Chinese as you wrote it, by using our professional translation service.

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look just as good as they read?

Document translation typesetting and design

We have a skilled Chinese desktop publishing team made up of in-house designers and typesetters. Creative Chinese 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
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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 operate in, we have a
Chinese translation service designed for you

Medical & Pharma Translation

Medical and Pharmaceutical Translation Services

A complete Chinese medical translation service relied on by global organisations

Comprehensive Legal Translation

Legal Translation Service

If you need a reliable Chinese 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 Chinese document translations enable your audience to fully engage with 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 Chinese 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

Client Testimonials

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 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 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 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 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.

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.

TescoProject Lead