Portuguese Translation Services Singapore
WhizWordz International was started in 2004 and has provided many kinds of Portuguese translation services since then, including certified translation into both European and Brazilian Portuguese.
In general, we have provided translation services for technical manuals, medical translation, legal document, marketing collateral for companies.
While as for Individuals, we have provided translation services for personal document such as birth certificates, education certificates, marriage certificates, driving licences and many more.
Our genres of Portuguese translation are varied, ranging from IT, medical and finance to legal, marketing and travel.
In line with modern translation practices, WhizWordz prides itself on maintaining the highest quality of translation for all languages, including Portuguese.
We utilise the latest style guides, computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools and legal and medical glossaries to maximise efficiency, consistency and accuracy, in order to provide premium service to our most esteemed clientele, which include major companies and individuals.
Facts on Portuguese Languages
Olá! That is a very common greeting in Portuguese and it means hello in English. Have you ever had the need to translate your documents from English to Portuguese or vice versa?
You may have a query in your mind: where does the Portuguese language originate from?
Portuguese is a very old Romantic language and was spoken by Romans as far back as the 3rd century BC. Old Portuguese began to diverge from the other Romance languages and written Portuguese started appearing around the 9th century.
Therefore, one should not be surprised to discover that Portuguese is derived from Latin and influenced by other languages like Gaelic and Celtic.
Together with other countries like England, Spain, France and Holland, Portugal used to be one of the strongest countries in the world in the 16th century and established many colonies worldwide.
Perhaps the best known ex-colonies are Brazil and Macau. Even today, we still can glimpse vestiges of that power when we examine the number of native Portuguese speakers worldwide.
More Interesting Fact on Portuguese Language
Portuguese is currently one of the world’s major languages. It is an official language of many important unions and organisations, like the European Union and the African Union.
With an estimated 250 million speakers worldwide, it is the 6th most popular language. One interesting fact is that many people think that Spanish is the most widely spoken language in South America, which is not strictly true.
Even though Portuguese is not widely spoken outside Brazil in South America, the number of Portuguese speakers still holds a slight majority, due to Brazil’s large population.
You may think that Portuguese is standardised across the world, and that is very understandable.
However, this is in fact, incorrect. Broadly speaking, we can subdivide Portuguese by location into 2 different variants: European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese.
There are a few distinctions between them. For example, the spelling could be slightly divergent. The English word reception is spelled as receção in European Portuguese, and recepção in Brazilian Portuguese.
Another difference is that some English words are rendered into completely different words. For example, train is Trem in Brazilian Portuguese and Comboio in European Portuguese. As you can see clearly, the differences are quite marked.
Portuguese Document Translation
If you are new to translation, you may be quite unsure as to how the whole process works. WhizWordz has established and developed a 5-phase proven system whereby the quality of our Portuguese translation is guaranteed:
- Translation phase
After the job has been confirmed, we will assign it to our native Portuguese translator who has had translation experience with similar content. All our translators are experienced professionals who have had to pass through stringent language and translation tests.
- Editing phase
After the translation has been completed, it is sent to our editor who checks the translation for syntax, grammar and the flow of translation, making changes and comments where necessary. If there is a need, he will send back the reviewed translation to the Portuguese translator for further amendments.
- Final checking phase
After both the translator and editor are satisfied, we will check the translation a final time for typos, quality, missing translations, formatting and inconsistencies in the usage of words. This is to ensure that anything missed out in the first 2 phases are picked out.
- After sales service phase
The translation is then handed over to the client for verification and acceptance. If the client has any enquiries or questions, these will be addressed by our professional translators and editors.
- Closing phase
After the client is satisfied with the finalised translation, the job is considered completed and the translation process has been concluded. Of course, if for some reasons there are questions or problems after this phase, we are very much open for further discussions where required.
Professional Portuguese Translation Agency in Singapore
As you can see, there are many procedures involved in translating your Portuguese documents accurately and its contextual meaning still intact.
However, it will be worth the time and effort spent when the final result is a piece of polished translation with impeccable quality.
In WhizWordz, we always strive to deliver high quality and accurate Portuguese translation service at competitive rates with professionalism and great customer services!
If you are looking for Portuguese translation services, contact WhizWordz today.
At WhizWordz, we have the relevant pool of Portuguese native translators who have the qualification, and the relevant experience in your area of industry. This will ensure that all of your important documents are translated properly and with a high degree of professionalism.
Our friendly sales representatives will be glad to answer all your questions and address any concerns that you may have within 1 working day. We look forward to hearing from you.