ARABIC – WORLD LANGUAGE OF THE MIDDLE EAST

Technical translation German - Arabic

Technical translation German – Arabic

 

The Arabic language

Welcome, or as they say in Arabic – أهلاً وسهلاً

Arabic belongs to the Semitic languages and is spoken by more than 290 million native speakers. Arabic is the official language in 28 countries. These include Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates. Furthermore, Arabic – together with English, French, Spanish, Chinese and Russian – is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.

Language peculiarities

As in Chinese, there are countless dialects in Arabic. In some cases, these differ so much from country to country that speakers of different Arabic dialects cannot understand each other, or can only understand each other with difficulty. Modern Standard Arabic – the written language – is universal, but differs enormously from the spoken language depending on the country/region.

The primary writing direction, i.e. the order of the consecutive individual characters, differs in Arabic from the German writing direction. This is true of most Semitic languages, as well as Hebrew. The German script is written horizontally left-to-right (primary writing direction), Arabic however is written horizontally right-to-left.

.siht ekil gnihtemos kool dluow siht hsilgnE nI

?thgir ,seye eht ot railimafnu etiuq si sihT

The secondary writing direction, however, is the same in Arabic and German. The secondary writing direction determines the order of the consecutive lines. In German, as in most languages using Latin script, the secondary writing direction is top-to-bottom.

In Chinese, Japanese or Korean, on the other hand, the traditional writing direction differs significantly. Asian scripts are traditionally written primarily top-to-bottom and secondarily right-to-left. However, in the course of time, Western influences affected the writing direction of these languages to that of Latin scripts. As a result, in flyers, brochures or assembly and operating instructions the Chinese, Japanese or Korean script is written left-to-right top-to-bottom, as in German.

Translations into Arabic

You need a German-Arabic or Arabic-German translation and do not know which linguistic and cultural aspects to consider? No problem. – At COMLOGOS we work exclusively with qualified native speakers. This enables us to offer you the highest quality for the translation of your texts and documents. Our Arabic language experts ensure that you can operate competently on Arabic target markets and thus become successfully established in Arabic-speaking countries.

The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are Germany’s most important Arab trading partners. German export goods include vehicles, machinery as well as electrical and chemical products. Due to the economic relations between Germany and Arabic-speaking countries there is a high demand for top quality translations. COMLOGOS can assist you with this. As a translation agency we serve as your partner for high-quality translations.

Translations into/from Arabic, which are in demand with us:

Arabic – German
German – Arabic
Arabic – English
English – Arabic

If you need other language combinations into or out of Arabic, please contact us.

COMLOGOS delivers excellent Arabic translations – including foreign language typesetting if desired

Your flyers, brochures, catalogues, operating and assembly instructions need to appear exactly the same in Arabic as in the source language? Our professional graphic artists and translators will take care of the necessary layout adjustments and layout checks, so that language peculiarities such as the right-to-left Arabic script do not cause you any issues when typesetting foreign languages.

In coordination with our Arabic translators, the layout of the target file is adapted by our graphic artists in such a way that the original layout is retained. As last step, our translator checks the finished layout. After his/her final approval the layouted target file is delivered to you on time.

COMLOGOS – your competent language service

We do not only operate in Baden-Wuerttemberg, but throughout Germany and internationally. We are based in Fellbach, a town in the Rems-Murr-District surrounded by beautiful vineyards. Whether you work in a city in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, North Rhine-Westphalia or any other federal state, or in a city such as Munich, Leipzig, Dresden, Berlin or Hamburg, using modern digital media makes it feel as if we are on site with you, providing you with the language services you need.

Use our enquiry form and receive a free and non-binding quotation. Do you have any more questions? Give us a call – our competent project managers will be happy to advise you.

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