Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world and one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Chinese has around 1.3 billion Chinese speakers in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Singapore. Brightlines professional Chinese translation services can help you reach this huge market.
According to some sources, around 1 in 5 people in the world speak some form of Chinese. People who speak different varieties of Chinese will struggle to understand each other. In fact, many cannot understand each other at all. Mandarin is the most widely spoken version of Chinese and is the language spoken in mainland China. Other dialects include Cantonese and Hokkien. One of the most interesting quirks about spoken Chinese is that the meaning of a word changes according to the tone that it is said in, with some dialects featuring up to 9 different tones.
Written Chinese is split into two different categories: simplified and traditional, these are used in different Chinese speaking territories. This means that businesses must specify their target market when working with Chinese translation services such as Brightlines.
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