Cantonese translation


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Cantonese translation services for Singapore

Target audiences in specific regions with Cantonese translation services for Singapore and beyond delivered by native-speaking subject matter specialists in your industry.

Translate your website. Your latest app. Your e-learning materials. Your technical schematics. Your immigration application. Your branding or marketing.

Whatever you need to translate. Whoever you need to localise it for. Enjoy Cantonese translation services that help you reach your audience successfully.

Localise your project in a way that is compelling, persuasive and completely natural to native eyes in regions as diverse as mainland China, Macau, Hong Kong and numerous overseas Chinese communities.

Already used by the Financial Times and many other global brands – and accredited to ISO 9001 quality standard – Asian Absolute is the first choice for companies and individuals around the world who want to do business wherever Cantonese is spoken

Have your materials localised by industry experts

Banking and finance. Life sciences. Marketing. Whatever industry you are in, have your project translated by linguists who are as familiar with it as you are.

Armed with their five years or more of experience in the field or Masters degree-level qualifications – and frequently both – as well as being native speakers of your target languages, our Cantonese translators ensure your use of terminology is always accurate and precise.

Count on our global pool of linguistic talent for the expertise needed for Cantonese translation in the following industries and more:



Life Sciences

Banking & Finance

Marketing & PR





Travel & Tourism



Get Cantonese translation for specific regions

Rely on always reaching out to your Chinese-speaking audience in the dialect they expect. Cantonese is often the best choice for:

  • Guangdong and Guangxi Provinces in China
  • Hong Kong
  • Macau
  • Many overseas Chinese communities

But it’s important to understand that there are many Chinese dialects. The right choice will vary by region and by the norms of the people living there. Often, the best approach – if you want to demonstrate true commitment to the entire Greater China region, for example – may involve versions in more than one dialect.

Get expert advice as to the best choice for your project whenever you get in touch. At Asian Absolute, we’ve been helping businesses in every industry succeed in Asia for over twenty years.

Choose the right Chinese script

Discover the right way to communicate with your audience. All dialects of the modern Chinese language can be written in two different ways:

  • Traditional Chinese characters – known as Han characters, these characters are the way Chinese has been written for thousands of years.
  • Simplified Chinese characters – an ongoing process started by the Chinese government in the 1950s, Simplified Chinese characters require fewer “strokes” to write and have a much more limited character pool (though it’s still several thousand strong).

For Cantonese speakers in China, Simplified Characters are almost always the best choice. In Taiwan and elsewhere, the preference is often for Traditional Chinese.

Rest assured that no matter which is the most suitable, your Cantonese translation service will always include the recommendations you need to select the right option.


Asian Absolute helped in the challenging task of building a world-class translation service. They provide top quality, personal service.

Financial Times

I was extremely impressed by Asian Absolute’s hard work to complete the project to our high standards and within a very tight timeframe.

Global Witness

Many thanks for your help and also for providing an interpreter for the week, she was absolutely fantastic and a real life-saver!

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Locate the ideal Cantonese interpreters for your assignment

Get simultaneous or consecutive Cantonese interpreters matched to any assignment in Singapore or anywhere in the world. Like our written Cantonese translation services, you will be working with a linguist who is an expert in your specific field, with all that means for being clearly understood.

What’s more, the specialists who deliver our Cantonese are masters of local etiquette and customs, able to guide you in how to make a good impression whenever necessary.

Some of the most recent assignments we’ve provided linguists for include:

  • Corporate events
  • Business meetings
  • Site visits
  • Doctors appointments
  • Legal interviews
  • Seminars and conferences
  • Trade shows and exhibitions

Why use Asian Absolute?

  • Trusted by the Financial Times and many other global brands
  • Award-winning expertise in project management
  • Experts in every field – the full A-Z of industries covered
  • Accredited to ISO 9001 quality standard
  • Over two decades of experience delivering specialist Cantonese translation services

Plan your latest Cantonese translation project

Start off with a cost and obligation-free quote on what you need from your next Cantonese translation service in Singapore or anywhere in the world. Get matched with your own personal account manager and handy recommendations on how to get the best from your project.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Mandarin and Chinese?

Chinese has many different dialects and variants. Mandarin – often considered “standard Chinese” – is actually only one variant. Albeit, by far the most commonly spoken one.

Mandarin is one of the four official languages of Singapore, the official language of China, and one of the national languages of Taiwan. In mainland China, the majority of people speak Mandarin and learning it in school is mandatory.

What other dialects and varieties of Chinese are there?

In China alone, the other major dialects and varieties of Chinese in use include Yue (Cantonese), Xiang (Hunanese), Min, Gan, Wu (a major variety of which is Shanghainese) and Hakka.

The Chinese dialect that is the best choice for your project may vary depending on region and your target audience. You can always rely on us if you want to get free advice as to the best choice for your particular project.

Which written version of Chinese is right for my project?

Chinese has two written forms:
Simplified Chinese characters are mainly used in Singapore, mainland China and Malaysia.
Traditional Chinese characters are generally used in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and overseas Chinese communities.

How long will my Chinese translation take?

This very much depends on the size of your project. But Asian Absolute has extensive experience meeting even the shortest of deadlines.

The simplest thing to do is get in touch with us. You can then get a clear quote in addition to confirmation that we will be able to complete your project in the timeframe you have in mind.

How do you protect any sensitive information that I need to have translated?

We protect your data using the kind of in-transit and at-rest protections usually found in the systems of major international banks. Plus, each of our translators is willing to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement should you request it of them.

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