English translation office

Professional English translations

The English language, related to German and Dutch on account of their mutual roots, originated in England before expanding across the whole of the British Isles and then to America, Australasia, Africa and India. Its international importance means that English is considered a world language.

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Reach the world with English

Today, around 510 million people speak English as a first or second language. This makes English the language with the third largest number of native and second language speakers after Chinese and Hindi.

What’s more, many countries teach English as the first foreign language in schools. When taking into account the large number of native speakers as well as those speaking it as a second or foreign language, English is the most spoken language on the planet.

It is spoken as a first language in the United Kingdom, the USA, Australia, Ireland, Canada and New Zealand – while it is spoken as a second language in over fifty countries and on all continents.

English is also the official language of most international organisations and, alongside German and French, one of the three most used working languages of the EU, used every day in communications between European institutions.

In English, differences in word use and spelling emerge between different regions where it is written and spoken. It is therefore important for the translation process to know in which region your text will later be published.

Two reasons why you cannot afford to leave out an English translation:

  1. English lets you reach an extraordinary number of people, as it is the language spoken in the most countries. The total number of people who speak English in one form or another is around 1.5 billion. That is around 20% of the world’s population.
  2. 76% of the inhabitants of the UK made an online purchase within a one-month period in the last quarter of 2016. That puts the UK in first place. The USA is in fifth place with 67%. Canada and Australia are two more English-speaking countries that landed in the top 10 of this ranking. So if you are involved in e-commerce, a translation into English is a must.

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Typical customers for intercontact include high-profile, internationally active companies from the fashion, marketing, industry and e-commerce fields. We continue to enjoy a successful working relationship and many years of collaboration with the majority of our customers. We couldn’t be happier about this as it shows our work makes a difference and is highly valued in the market.

Do you want to influence markets with international communication? Then we look forward to hearing from you.

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We are available to you in person, over the phone, via e-mail or in an online meeting and we are always happy to hear from you. We are here to discuss any questions you may have about having your copy and documents translated and will be glad to create a personalised quote for you.


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