Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Beyond Germany, German is spoken in Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and parts of Belgium and Luxembourg. The German spoken in these regions has differences in vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation.
In the translation field, we recognise these nuances: German (Germany), German (Austria) and German (Switzerland). Our translation experts can guide you in selecting the most appropriate variant for your target audience so that you can resonate and fully engage with your audience.
Expert insights to get your German translations right
Using the right terminology is key, and when translating your materials and communications into German, you can not afford to get it wrong. For example, the English term “mobile phone” is widely referred to as “handy” in Germany, whereas in Swiss German, you may hear “natel”, and in Austria, you might sometimes hear “Mobiltelefon”. Therefore, translating your content into standard German only makes sense if your target audience is in Germany.
Nevertheless, when international companies venture into German-speaking markets, it’s not just the language that needs translation; understanding and complying with local regulations and legal requirements is equally crucial.
For instance, your website must include an “Impressum” in Germany and other German-speaking regions. This mandatory legal statement of ownership and authorship provides transparency about the website’s owners and operators. It’s a unique requirement in these markets and is crucial for legal compliance.
Adhering to the specific laws and requirements in the country where you plan to expand and selecting appropriate terminology will prevent potential legal issues and foster trust with your German-speaking customers.
Our team of German translators
- All our translators are native speakers, ensuring your project is handled by a German translator well-versed in your required dialect.
- Our team covers a spectrum of industries, from technical translation for engineering and manufacturing to pharmaceuticals.
- Our translation experts have an advanced degree in the subject matter or an advanced degree in translation and extensive work experience within the relevant industry.
- We use cutting-edge translation technology to improve productivity, leverage content already translated, and ensure consistency across multiple projects.
Eager to connect with the German-speaking market? Contact us to discover how our translation services can support your specific needs.