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Vietnamese translations with the translation agency Fasttranslator

The Vietnamese language belongs to the Austroasiatic language group. Vietnamese is the official language of Vietnam and is spoken by the majority of inhabitants. About four million people not living in Vietnam speak the language. Vietnamese is a tonal language. A very high percentage of the vocabulary is of Chinese origin. The history of the Vietnamese language is not clearly understood even today. It most likely evolved on the basis of a dialect that was spoken along the Red River. For centuries, Vietnam was ruled by the Chinese, which made Chinese the dominant, official, and standard language of Vietnam. Only after the end of Chinese rule in Vietnam did the Vietnamese language begin to blossom, and from then on writers began to compose their works in Vietnamese. Do you have any texts you would like translated into or from one of our 150 offered languages? Since we only employ native-speaking translators, we can guarantee you the highest quality translations every time. See for yourself and contact our experienced project managers. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

The dialects

Vietnamese was influenced by the native tongue of French colonists. The second official language in Vietnam was French, which resulted in Vietnamese adopting numerous loanwords from French. Also, the French colonial administration officially introduced the Latin script in Vietnam. Today, Vietnamese is spoken by almost the entirety of the country’s population. Only a few national minorities speak distinct dialects. Abroad, groups of Vietnamese speakers exist in the United States, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, and Poland. Vietnamese has three widespread main dialects: the North Vietnamese dialect called Tonkinese, the Central Vietnamese dialect, or Hue, and the South Vietnamese dialect, also called Saigon. The spelling of the Vietnamese language is largely based on the Hanoi dialect in the northern part of the country. Most songs are sung in this North Vietnamese dialect, as well. Of course, translations like these are not the only type of text we offer. We also translate into and from special subject areas with the highest quality.

A tonal language

Because Vietnamese is a tonal language, the height and curve of a syllable’s tone are capable of influencing meaning. In written Vietnamese, these tones are expressed by diacritical marks. Because Vietnamese is an isolated language, its words are not inflected, but rather given meaning by a word’s relationship to the other components of and its position in a sentence. The Vietnamese sentence structure maintains the sequence of subject, predicate, and object. Vietnamese writing was traditionally recorded in three writing systems. The first system utilized Chinese characters, which were later modified and adapted to the characteristics of spoken Vietnamese. Then came the Latin script, utilizing diacritical marks. The standardized Vietnamese script, consisting of Latin letters and various diacritical marks, is common in the country today, and missionaries from Europe in particular played a significant role in the development and adoption of these Latin letters. We speak perfect Vietnamese and translate for you! Contact us by phone or by email. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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The standard rate for translations from English into Vietnamese is $ 0,27 per word and for translations from Vietnamese into English the industry rate is $ 0,27. For new customers or large texts (more than 5,000 words) we may significantly reduce our rates. For urgent jobs that need several translators working simultaneously, we'll apply a surcharge. For a full list of rates per language, please visit Rates table for most requested language combinations.

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