As you might expect, we do a high volume of translating into French. European French has long been one of our most translated languages. Many of our retail clients do business with France. A few years ago we did a major project for M&S when they re-launched in France. In the mid-noughties we also worked with New Look. They first purchased a French retailer, and then expanded into additional territories also requiring French translation.
We have also worked for a number of years for a major French construction company. Our work has included translating Health and Safety procedures, as well as company documents, and technical data sheets.
Translating into French localles
We supply French translations localised for specific markets, French for France, Belgian French, Swiss French, as well as Canadian French.
Translating into French for Africa
Many parts of Africa use French as their commonly used business language. Official documents are often in French. We have translated a wide variety of official letters for African countries. This includes business letters, legal contracts, marketing texts, as well as product manuals and user guides.
French linguistic differences
Although all French variants have similarities, it is important to get the correct locale. For example, clients often ask us to provide a standard French for both France and Canada. This is a bit like asking for a standard English for both the UK and the US. It won’t work, they are not the same.
There are many similarities, but also key differences between variants. Phrases and terminology differ, but there can also be differences of style and register. Some things are similar, for example grammar is broadly the same.
We always use professional French native translators for French translation. Our Canadian French translators, are normally in-country in Canada. This ensures the most up to date use of terminology.
Speak to us about French translation
We do a lot of product packaging translations into French. We also translate financial documents such as annual reports, as well as translating websites. Use our contact form to receive a French translation quote.