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German Translations

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

Why choose professional German translations?


  • German is the mother tongue of approximately 105 million people (more than 1.5% of the world’s population), which makes it the 11th most spoken language in the world in terms of native speakers.
  • Deutsch holds official status in Germany, Austria, Switzerland as well as in Belgium, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Italy (South Tyrol). It is a minority language in France (in the Alsace region), Brazil, Russia, Poland, and several other countries. Interestingly, German is also the official language of the Swiss Guard in the Vatican. It used to have official status in Namibia.
 
 

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POZENA’s professional German translations

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

  • German is a West Germanic language which is derived from Old High German. The oldest book in German is Abrogans, a Latin-Old High German dictionary that listed biblical terms. Central to the rise of the standard variety of German (Hochdeutsch) was the 16th century Bible translation by Martin Luther, who drew upon the spoken variety of the language that was native to Upper Saxony and Thuringia.
  • Modern German displays significant dialectal variation. Its regional dialects, which sometimes differ markedly in pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar, serve as important markers of local identity. Some of them are not comprehensible even to native Germans (the Bavarian dialect is a good case in point). The varieties of German spoken in Switzerland and Austria have a number of unique features.
  • German orthography has been reformed many times. At present its rules are regulated by the Manheim-based Council for German Orthography (Rat für deutsche Rechtschreibung). The German language is promoted by the Goethe Institute.
  • German is an official language of the European Union ans several other international organizations, such as the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, FIFA, the European Space Agency or Reporters Without Borders.
 

Specialist industry translations from and into German

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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-German mini dictionary

  • yes - ja

  • no - nein

  • please - bitte

  • thank you - danke

  • sorry - Entschuldigung

  • good morning - guten Morgen/guten Tag

  • good evening - guten Abend

  • goodbye - auf Wiedersehen

  • good night - gute Nacht

  • hi - Enghallo

  • How are you? - Wie geht’s?

  • good - gut

  • My name is… - Ich heiße.../Mein Name ist...

  • I don't understand - Ich verstehe es nicht.

  • I'm from the UK - Ich komme aus Großbritannien.

 

Interesting facts

  • All German nouns are capitalized. A distinctive feature of the German language is long noun compounds (by combining nouns, new words are coined). The longest attested word in this category is the 79-letter noun Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft. It can be translated into English as ‘association for subordinate officials of the head office management of the Danube steamboat electrical services’.
  • The most common greeting formula in Bavaria and Austria is Grüß Gott (literally ‘greet God’), not the standard Guten Morgen or Guten Tag.
  • One of the most interesting varieties of German is the so-called Pennsylvania German language (Pennsilfaani-Deitsch or Pennsylvania Dutch), which is faced with extinction. It is spoken by the Amish communities (groups of Christian traditionalists) in several US states. This variety has preserved many features of the 18th century German language.
  • A number of German words have made their way into English. Examples include such popular words as: hamburger, kindergarten or noodle.