Top quality Japanese translations
At EasyTranslate we are experts in professional Japanese translations. We provide tailored and industry specific translations at affordable rates. With us you get access to a network of over 10.000 experienced and highly qualified translators who will make sure to adapt your material to fit your brand identity, line of business and tone of voice.
Fast & easy Japanese translation
EasyTranslate is all about making the Japanese translation as smooth and convenient for you as possible. Our platform is fast and easy to use, and you can make your request at anytime, anywhere and with only a few clicks. Once you’ve completed your order you can track the status of your translation on our platform - it will be ready for you in less than 48 hours.
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Japanese translation support
Get support throughout the entire translation process from our dedicated team of experts. Their expertise in linguistics and a wide range of industries allows them to find the right Japanese translator for your translation project. They work closely with our translators to make sure that all your translation needs are met and that nothing is left to circumstances.
Various translation services
Japanese translation services
We do all kinds of translation services, so whether your business needs regular Japanese translation, certified translation, subtitling or something completely different, we have got you covered.
- Literature Translation
- Website Translation
- Document Translation
- Desktop Publishing
- Certified Translation
If you’re looking for other services than the ones listed above, then please contact our sales team. We will most likely be able to cover those too.
Industry specific translations
Japanese translations for any industry
At EasyTranslate we provide Japanese translations for a wide range of industries and our translators all have the needed expertise to deliver tailored translations that fit your specific line of business.
- Startups & Growth
- Media, Marketing & SEO
- Business & Finance
- Technical & Engineering
Smart translation tools
At EasyTranslate we provide state-of-the-art translation tools to make the Japanese translations run smoothly and cost-efficiently. By utilising our smart tools to drive your business globally, you get consistency in the nature and quality of your language
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Meet our Japanese translators
Our team of dedicated Japanese translators are the best in their field and put their passion for language at your service. They have years of experience and know the language in all its little details and complexities. With all of them being native-speakers and having followed specific training courses, they have certifications that recognize their language level and qualify them as expert Japanese translators.
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Japanese language history
The Origin of Japanese and its relationship to other languages is perhaps one of the most debated topics within the field of Historical Linguistics. In fact, Japanese is the only major language whose genetic affiliation is not known.
Japanese has been traditionally believed to be connected to the Ural-Altaic family, spreading over much of Central Asia, the Eastern parts of the now Russian Siberia. Other languages in the Altaic family include Mongolian, Tungusic and according to some scholars also Korean – although Korean is sometimes also considered another isolate.
Evidence for the link between Korean, Japanese and Turkish lies in the fact that all three are agglutinative languages and particularly in the case of Korean, both languages do share various significant characteristics, from the general structure of the language to vowel harmony, as well as lack of conjunctions. However, the relationship to Korean, although considered plausible, is not demonstrated.
Japanese-speaking country worldwide
most spoken language in the world
Japanese is the gateway to Asian markets
Japan is a fascinating country of economic and business prowess, rich culture, technical wizardry, spatial conundrums and contradictions. It is the world’s third largest economy after the US and China and second largest computer and telecommunications market in the world. This makes it the perfect candidate for brand expansion, especially if you want a chance to enter the Asian market.
Japan is also synonymous with quality and innovation and this goes hand-in-hand with Japanese companies’ commitment and loyalty to business partners. Furthermore, for many foreign companies, Japan has also become the place for development of new products and concepts in Asia.
Formal vs. informal
Level of formality in Japanese
Unlike most European languages, Japanese has an extensive grammatical system to express politeness and formality.
Broadly speaking, there are three main politeness levels in spoken Japanese: the plain form (kudaketa), the simple polite form (teinei) and the advanced polite form (keigo).
Since most relationships are not equal in Japanese society, one person typically has a higher position. This position is determined by a variety of factors including job, age, experience, or even psychological state (e.g., a person asking a favor tends to do so politely). The person in the lower position is expected to use a polite form of speech, whereas the other might use a more plain form. Strangers will also speak to each other politely. Japanese children rarely use polite speech until their teens, at which point they are expected to begin speaking in a more adult manner.
Besides the Japanese language, the other widely used language in Japan is the Ryukyuan language. While Ryukyuan has many speakers spread all over the country, the language is predominantly used in the Ryukyu Islands with the total number of Ryukyuan speakers in the region numbering over 1.45 million people with fluent speakers being mainly composed of the older generation. Ryukyuan is a member of the Japonic language family and is closely related to Nihongo (Japanese) language with the two languages sharing syllables as well as the moraic rhythm.
In recent years, the use of Ryukyuan has faced a sharp decline with the younger generation preferring to use Japanese or corrupted versions of Ryukyuan. Linguists in Japan agree that the language is facing a real threat of extinction and UNESCO has classified the language as endangered.
What you didn’t know
Facts about the Japanese language
- The Japanese word for “Japan” means “Land of the Rising Sun”.
- Japanese bears no relation to any other major language.
- It’s the third-largest language on the Internet, behind English and Spanish.
- Japanese uses four different systems of writing, these are: kanji, hiragana, katakana and romanji.
- You can make sentences using only verbs : while English sentences typically follow a subject-verb-object (SVO) word order, Japanese uses subject-object-verb (SOV) order.
From global to local
As you may know, there isn’t really one single universal Japanese language. Many words and phrases can be singular to a particular area and would be as foreign to a Japanese-speaker from outside the region as words from Mandarin or Elvish. On the other hand, there are some words that can be used in all regions but which have totally different meanings depending on which region you’re in.
Localisation goes beyond the mere translation of content. It’s about understanding the culture behind the specific language to make it look and sound more native to your target audience. So, if you’re planning on expanding your business to the Japanese market, it’s important to employ the right language. You want the language to sound as natural as possible to the locals, but you also want to avoid mistakenly offending anyone. Therefore, only qualified and experienced Japanese translators can deliver the right and appropriate content when translating to Japanese.
Japanese translation costs
When calculating translation prices and rates, we always look into each case individually. Complexity, volume, time frame, translation tools used, file type and other more specific needs all come into consideration for us to offer you top quality service at the best price. Although Japanese is a widely used language, and particularly online, its alphabet is unique. A translation into Japanese will require more resources, and it is important to consider that the different alphabet may affect the design and layout of your text. Of course, the price will also depend on the source language and the availability of translators for that particular language combination. All projects are assigned to professional translators that are experts within the concerned fields, and they make sure to do the necessary research to understand the purpose, target audience, context and tone of voice of the original texts, so that these key elements come across in the final outcome.
Looking for more languages?
If you’re looking for anything else than Japanese translations then we will surely have you covered. We provide more than 95 language solutions from our network of more than 10.000 qualified translators. So whether you’re looking for English, Spanish or Chinese translation we will make sure to find the right translator for your project.
- Chinese Traditional
- Chinese Simplified
- English US
- English UK
- French Canada
- German Switzerland
- Persian (Farsi)
- Portuguese Brazil
- Spanish America
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