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Chinese Translation Services

Chinese translation, transcription, subtitles, voice over and interpretation agency

Looking for Chinese translation and localization services?

Since 2005 we’ve provided comprehensive translation and localization services to clients all over the world.

Located just north of Chicago, we work with professional Chinese linguists and a team of highly skilled project managers to provide excellent customer service and speedy project turnarounds to our clients.

Looking for a translation agency you can trust? Welcome to Multilingual Connections!

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Looking for Chinese translation and localization services?

With 873 million native speakers, Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language in the world. It is the offical language in People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Republic of China (Taiwan) and Singapore. It is also widely spoken in Malaysia by Chinese immigrants.

China is a massive market, and its importance to businesses looking to extend their global reach is significant. However, there are Chinese speakers on every continent, so even if your business is local or national, you may tap into a new market by translating your materials into Chinese.

Whether you need to translate websites, legal contracts, surveys, marketing materials or technical documents to or from Chinese, our team is ready to help. We bring together the best Chinese translators and the latest translation technology to ensure accuracy and efficiency. Our dedicated project managers work with you from start to finish to make the process as seamless as possible.

Chinese Audio Transcription

There are hundreds of spoken dialects in the Chinese language family, with Mandarin and Cantonese as the two most prominent. The two are not mutually intelligible, which means a video in Cantonese may be hard to understand for people who speak Mandarin. This is especially important when working with audio files — it is key to work with linguists experienced in the dialect of your audio or video. Our experienced project managers and linguist teams can work with a number of different Chinese dialects.


Looking for Chinese audio transcription? We transcribe focus groups, interviews, documentaries, conference calls, seminars, legal proceedings, body wires and other audio and video content.

Have audio or video content that you’d like transcribed? Multilingual Connections transcription services include:

  • monolingual transcription (source audio > source text)
  • interpretive transcription (source audio > target language text)
  • double column (both languages side-by-side)

We’re happy to accommodate your formatting needs and timestamping.

Chinese Voiceover and Subtitle Translation

Subittles are more common than dubbing among Chinese-speaking audiences. Additionally, most Chinese TV shows and movies have captions. Since there are hundreds of Chinese dialects, having Chinese captions on screen is important for comprehension when a different dialect is spoken.

Multilingual Connections’ multimedia localization team works with you to bring your story and your voice to life in Chinese. We work with video production companies, creative agencies and filmmakers to produce film content with linguistic accuracy and cultural nuance. Only a small percentage of our linguists are assigned to subtitling and voiceover projects, as it requires unique training and skill. Count on us to help grow your Chinese-speaking audience — or to bring your Chinese language content to speakers of other languages!

Chinese Interpretation

Planning conferences, employee meetings, legal proceedings or training with a Chinese speaker? Talk to us about your needs for consecutive interpretation, simultaneous interpretation or phone interpretation, available in the U.S. and throughout the world. Our team will help you determine which dialect of Chinese is appropriate for your interpretation need. Our highly-trained and experienced interpreters of many different Chinese dialects convey your message accurately and help you connect with your audience!

Translation and localization to Chinese

The challenges of localizing content to Chinese does not end with Chinese dialects. Along with the language, Chinese culture is rich and to truly engage Chinese-speaking audiences, you need to understand their culture. Linguists should always take into account local sensibilities and sensitivities.

Chinese also has some unique technical requirements. If you’re localizing a website into Chinese, it’s important to note that each character takes up to two bytes of storage space, as opposed to one byte for each letter in English alphabet. UTF-8 is the most common encoding for both Simplified and Traditional Chinese characters. And for a Desktop Publishing project, it is important to deploy the fonts that support the Chinese characters and a designer who understands Chinese to avoid any mishaps.

Our experienced team can help you navigate these aspects of Chinese localization in order to successfully resonate with your audience.

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