What is the Vietnamese Language?

Vietnamese (tiếng Việt, or less commonly Việt ngữ), formerly known under French colonization as Annamese (see Annam), is the national and official language of Vietnam. Corporate Translations Ltd provide professional Vietnamese translation services to businesses and we use only native speaking mother-tongue translators.

English to Vietnamese translation services for business clients

Vietnamese (tiếng Việt, or less commonly Việt ngữ) is the mother tongue of the Vietnamese people (người Việt or người Kinh), who constitute 86% of Vietnam’s population, and of about three million overseas Vietnamese, most of whom live in the United States. It is also spoken as a second language by some ethnic minorities of Vietnam. It is part of the Austroasiatic language family, of which it has the most speakers by a significant margin (several times larger than the other Austroasiatic languages put together).

Much vocabulary has been borrowed from Chinese, especially words that denote abstract ideas in the same way European languages borrow from Latin and Greek, and it was originally written using the Chinese writing system, albeit in a modified format and was pronounced in the Vietnamese way. The Vietnamese writing system in use today is an adapted version of the Latin alphabet, with additional diacritics for tones and certain letters.

While spoken by the Vietnamese people for millennia, written Vietnamese did not become the official administrative language of Vietnam until the 20th century. For most of its history, the entity now known as Vietnam used written classical Chinese for governing purposes, while written Vietnamese in the form of Chữ nôm was used for poetry and literature. It was also used for administrative purposes during the brief Ho and Tay Son Dynasties. During French colonialism, French superseded Chinese in administration. It was not until independence from France that Vietnamese was used officially. It is the language of instruction in schools and universities and is the language for official business.

Vietnamese Translation Services

Corporate Translations Ltd provide Vietnamese translation services to companies throughout the UK that are looking to expand their business operations into the Vietnam market. As a professional business translation agency located in the UK between Cambridge and London, our company has been translating for companies in a multitude of markets for over 35 years. We provide English to Vietnamese business translations using one of our native Vietnamese translators. If your project requires us  to translate into English, we utilise one of our English speakers who is highly qualified in the language of Vietnam. Our qualified translators are specially selected so they have experience in your businesses market. Accuracy and the correct use of business terminology is part of the service that we pride ourselves on and is why our clients rate us as one of the best translation agencies in the UK.  Our translation expertise includes business, legal, financial, technical, medical, engineering, media and website copy.

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Vietnamese Typesetting Services

We provide typesetting services including marketing collateral, brochures, business cards, stationery, packaging labels and export documentation. For more information on our Typesetting and DTP services please contact us.

Example Translation:

English Text:  Translation for Business: An international translation service agency for businesses in all major languages specialising in corporate, commercial, legal, economic, medical and financial translations.

Vietnamese Translation:  Dịch vụ dịch thuật cho các doanh nghiệp – Một tổ chức dịch vụ ngôn ngữ quốc tế cho các doanh nghiệp trên tất cả các ngôn ngữ chính chuyên về các lĩnh vực công ty, thương mại, pháp lý, kinh tế, y tế và tài chính. 

Below are a selection of some of the main languages we provide translation services for:

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