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Estonian Translations

POZENA’s professional human translations from Estonian to English and any other language or from English and any language into Estonian are reliably performed by formally qualified native-speaking translators, assuring their consistently high quality.

Why choose professional Estonian translations?


  • Estonian is the native language of around 1.2 million people (around 0.015% of the world’s population).
  • Estonian is the official language of Estonia. It is also spoken as a native language by small Estonian minorities in Sweden, Finland, Germany, Latvia and a few other countries.
 
 

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Professional Human Estonian TranslationsRegular TranslationsExpress TranslationsCertified TranslationsSpecialist Subject Translations
net base rates per word of translation, GBP
Translations from English to Estonianfrom GBP 0.08 we do not charge extra for express translation individual project pricing upon content analysisindividual project pricing upon content analysis
Translations from Estonian to Englishfrom GBP 0.09
Translations from Estonian to Another Languagefrom GBP 0.08
Translations from Another Language to Estonianfrom GBP 0.09
Reviewed Translation (ISO17100 compliant)from +50% of base rate
DTP Feesfrom GBP 10 per page / GBP 30 per hour

POZENA’s professional Estonian translations

  • Assurance of professional quality
  • Business-class reliability
  • Translators who are native-speakers of Estonian
  • Translations for a broad range of industries and disciplines
  • Document translations of any type and format
  • Certified Estonian translations
  • Specialist translations and non-standard requirements
  • Translations from Estonian to English or any other language
  • Friendly and professional client service
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Estonian – basic information

  • Eesti keel is a member of the Finno-Ugric group, which is a branch of the Uralic language family. As a separate entity, the Estonian language began to emerge in the 12th-13th centuries (the oldest written records date to this period) as a mixture of a few Baltic-Finnic languages (of all modern languages, it is most closely related to Finnish). In the later stages of its development, Estonian was influenced lexically by the Baltic, Slavic and, primarily, Germanic languages (ca. 30% of Estonian vocabulary is of Germanic origin). In the latter half of the 19th century, the present orthographic norms, based on Finnish orthography, were adopted.
  • Modern Estonian is divided into two major dialect groups: the north and south dialects, which exhibit significant differences. The north group includes the central dialect, which gave rise to the standard variety of Estonian. Eesti keel is now regulated by the Tallinn-based Institute of the Estonian Language.
  • Estonian is one of the official languages of the European Union.
 

Specialist industry translations from and into Estonian

Certified translations

Legal translations

Translations for the energy sector

Military translations

Business translations

Marketing translations, localisation and copywriting

Translation of agreements and power of attorney

Translations of user guides and service manuals

Translations of technical documentation

Website translation

Translation of business offers and public tenders

Financial and Accounting translations

 

Basic words and phrases – English-Estonian mini dictionary

  • yes - jah

  • no - ei

  • please - palun

  • thank you - tänan/ aitäh

  • sorry - kahjuks

  • good morning - tere hommikust

  • good evening - tere õhtust

  • goodbye - head aega

  • good night - head ööd

  • hi - tere

  • How are you? - Kuidas läheb?

  • good - hästi

  • My name is… - Minu nimi on…

  • I don't understand - Ma ei saa aru

  • I'm from the UK - Ma olen Suurbritanniast

 

Interesting facts

  • Estonian is an agglutinative language, in which morphemes are suffixed to word stems to form new words or word forms. Semantically, such a word corresponds to several words in most Indo-European languages.
  • An excellent example of the above phenomenon is the longest Estonian word, which consists of 43 letters: sünnipäevanädalalõpupeopärastlõunaväsimatus. It means “the tiredness felt on the afternoon of the weekend birthday party”.
  • There are as many as 14 noun cases in Estonian (though the actual number is the subject of dispute among researchers). However, this language does not have grammatical gender and features two tenses: present and past. Present tense forms are used to express futurity.
  • Estonian consonants and vowels have three degrees of length (short, middle-long, and long) which are distinctive.
  • Another interesting feature of Estonian pronunciation is the high frequency of vowels, which sometimes occur in sequences. Sample words with multiple vowels include kõueöö (Eng. thunderstorm night) and jäääär (Eng. ice edge).