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Professional Translators for Latvian – English, English - Latvian
More and more companies are discovering that the Baltic States are important import-export partners and that they are key in manufacturing. Therefore, it is essential that your translations have the right tone in order to facilitate communications between your business partners and your company. We will support your daily communications with Latvia and deliver professional translations of your annual reports, specifications, user manuals and contracts. Our Fasttranslator translation agency has the appropriate translators for all your translations from and into Latvian. We have the best translators and interpreters at our disposal in order to deliver a professional translation of your text. The more experience a translator has, the better the translation. The objective of our translators is to translate the content using the appropriate style, taking special factors, language-specific idiosyncrasies, and especially your own requirements into consideration. By entrusting your translation to us, you can be sure of a top-quality result.
Translation Agency for Latvian – English, English - Latvian
Translations can easily miss the boat if the translator does not have the right educational background, training or enough experience. This is why we only work with native speakers who also have perfect knowledge of English or Latvian. Therefore, we can guarantee top quality for your translation. If you entrust your translation job to our agency, you can be sure we will deliver professional results.
How much does a translation into Latvian cost?
The standard rate for translations from English into Latvian is $ 0,22 per word and for translations from Latvian into English the industry rate is $ 0,26. 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 Pricing.
General Information about the Latvian Language
Latvian belongs to the Eastern group of Baltic languages within the Indo-European language family. Latvian, in its present form, is younger than Lithuanian, which is related to Latvian. There are many similarities to Latin, Greek and Sanskrit in its traditional folk songs and folkloric poetry. Many words have been borrowed from German, Swedish, Russian, and recently, English. Due to Latvia’s entry into the European Union and the resulting translations of all the extensive legal texts, the shortcomings of Latvian vocabulary became crystal clear. Therefore, the language needs new words, which are being developed and approved by the government-ruled translation agency.
Latvian or Lettish uses the Roman alphabet. Latvian is a true inflecting language, with noun declensions and no articles. Even foreign names are often declined in Latvian (in the nominative case, male –s or –is, and female –a or –e; names that end in –o are not declined). Names are also transcribed phonetically in Latvian (for example: Džordžs V. Bušs for George W. Bush, Viljams Šekspīrs for William Shakespeare). The same occurred with many Latvian last names of German origin. Due of the way these names are written, Germans hardly recognize them any more.
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