What is the Arabic Language?

Arabic (الْعَرَبيّة al-ʿarabiyyah or just عَرَبيْ ʿarabī), in terms of the number of speakers, is the largest living member of the Semitic language family. Corporate Translations is a business translation company skilled in translating and typesetting the Arabic language for clients throughout the UK.

Arabic Translation Services

The Arabic language is classified as Central Semitic, it is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic and has its roots in a Proto-Semitic common ancestor. In ISO 639-3, modern Arabic is classified as a macro language with 27 sub-languages. These varieties are spoken throughout the Arab world, and Standard Arabic is widely studied and used throughout the Islamic world.

Modern Standard Arabic derives from Classical Arabic, the only surviving member of the Old North Arabian dialect group, attested epigraphically since the 6th century. It has been a literary language and the liturgical language of Islam since the 7th century.

Arabic has lent many words to other languages of the Islamic world, as Latin has contributed to most European languages. It has also borrowed from those languages, as well as Persian and Sanskrit from early contacts with their affiliated regions. During the Middle Ages, Arabic was a major vehicle of culture, especially in science, mathematics and philosophy, with the result that many European languages have also borrowed numerous words from it. Arabic influence is especially strong in Spanish and Portuguese due to both the proximity of European and Arab civilization and 700 years of caliphate government in the Iberian peninsula (see Al-Andalus).

Arabic Translation Services

Corporate Translations provide professional Arabic translation services to the companies all over the UK and worldwide. Based in Essex near London, we are a long-established professional UK business language translation agency. Whether you require English to Arabic or Arabic to English translations we have a large database of fully trained translators with expertise in many industries to meet your needs. Our expertise covers business, legal, financial, technical, medical, media and website translations to name just a few.

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Arabic Typesetting Services

Our Arabic typesetting service covers brochures, business cards, stationery and packaging labels. We have a database of hundreds of fonts and follow your English design layout as much as the script allows

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