GERMAN TRANSLATION AND LOCALISATION
Grüezi or Hallo?
German is the most widespread mother tongue and language of communication in Switzerland. It is spoken by two thirds of the inhabitants. The local population speaks Swiss German in various dialects. Swiss High German is a variety of German, but differs from it in a number of ways, with its own specific features when it comes to vocabulary, word formation, morphology, syntax and spelling. Our German language team never loses sight of these special features, also known as Helvetisms.
Fine nuances in translations
In private conversations, poorly understood words can quickly lead to misunderstandings. These can often be clarified relatively easily. In business life, the consequences can be much more serious. The fact that there are four national languages in Switzerland doesn’t make things any easier. Generally speaking, communication in different languages is commonplace in a globalised world. Yet to make sure that all documents are understood by the recipient exactly as the author intended them, you need a completely reliable translation. As any successful entrepreneur can tell you, the devil is in the detail, and that’s what really separates the wheat from the chaff.
A clear understanding of your texts
Although many people are able to communicate well in foreign languages nowadays, it still sometimes takes the added special expertise of a professional translator. It’s not merely a matter of having a particularly large vocabulary and being familiar with all the rules of grammar. Depending on where texts originate, one and the same language can come in different variants. It’s a familiar situation in German: someone from Hamburg can usually understand an inhabitant of Berne, but many of the terms used can cause uncertainties. The situation is similar with English, French, Italian and many other languages. A professional translator knows the differences between the language regions and can ensure that your documents are translated into other languages so reliably that the addressee will systematically understand them.
Translations that open doors
Many a good opportunity has been lost because people have failed to understand each other. A reliable translation ensures that you will perfectly understand every last detail of a letter, quotation or enquiry. But only if it is produced by a professional translator who is familiar with all the peculiarities of a foreign language. It makes no difference whether the original was written in Italian, French or English. At comtexto, translations from other languages into German are carried out with the greatest care and with an eye for detail. comtexto specialises in the four national languages of Switzerland as well as English, and its range of services also covers the most common other foreign languages. The highest value is placed on reliability and accuracy when translating, because a translation is often the most important part of an excellent opportunity that you shouldn’t miss out on.