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Mandarin Chinese translation services in Singapore

From Singapore to anywhere worldwide, our translation services allow you to bridge any language gap with your Chinese-speaking audience. Reach out effectively and efficiently to every market that speaks Chinese by utilising our reliable, comprehensive service!

Are you an English-speaking company trying to reach Singapore’s Chinese-speaking communities? Or are you a Singaporean company aiming to do business with another global region?

At Asian Absolute, we carefully select a team of Chinese translators who are not only native speakers of your target language but also subject matter specialists in your industry.

Our adept linguists have extensive experience with translating a range of materials, such as websites and applications, product packaging and documentation, marketing brochures and ads, immigration forms, technical handbooks and manuals, along with e-learning courses.


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Communicate with clarity

  • With your audience in Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, mainland China or overseas
  • In Mandarin, Cantonese, Wu, Xiang, Gan, Hakka, Min or any Chinese dialect

Work with specialists in your field

We know how important it is that your translated materials are accurate, so we take the time to carefully select translators from our global talent pool according to their industry-specific knowledge.

Our team members have either five or more years of experience in this sector and hold Masters’s degree qualifications – they’re making sure all your translations use the proper industry terminologies precisely!

In addition, thanks to these experienced professionals for particular Chinese dialects and regions, you might even find them defining what’s accepted as ‘the translation’ moving forward; now that’s something special!




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Find the exemplary Chinese translation service for Singapore and beyond

Localising materials into the proper Chinese dialect can be crucial to resonate with your audience. For optimal engagement in Greater China, it’s vital to ensure that separate translations are customised for Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. This demonstrates your consideration of the entire region!

Your project manager can help you identify the best options to reach your goals. As a rule of thumb, we’ll recommend the following:

  • Mainland China and some overseas communities – Mandarin (written using Simplified Chinese characters).
  • Singapore – Mandarin (written using Simplified Chinese characters and Singapore-specific vocabulary).
  • Taiwan – Mandarin (written using Traditional Chinese characters).
  • Hong Kong and some overseas communities – Cantonese (written using Traditional Chinese characters).

Localise in specific Chinese scripts

Know that your Chinese-to-English or English-to-Chinese translators will be carefully handpicked from our global talent pool for their subject matter knowledge of your industry:

  • Traditional Chinese characters – this set of thousands of righteousness is how Chinese has been written for thousands of years.
  • Simplified Chinese characters – the ongoing product of a Chinese government project since the 1950s. Simplified Chinese has fewer options for the same concept, a reduced overall number of characters, and characters are written using fewer “strokes”.

Get in touch with us to discuss which script is going to be the most suitable for your project. Count on us to provide Chinese translation services in the widest variety of hands, dialects, and variants.

With twenty years of specialising in the region behind us, our vast talent pool makes it easy to find just the right linguist for your project.


Source Chinese interpreters for events in Singapore and globally

Get the same expertise for spoken language support as you do from our written Chinese translation services. Covering Singapore, more expansive Asia, and the world, our interpreting services can support you from one-on-one appointments to conferences and trade exhibitions.

Like our translators, our Chinese interpreters are industry specialists. They can guide you through local customs and etiquette and use their mastery of both languages to help you communicate easily. We provide both:

  • Simultaneous interpreters – ideal for one-to-many interpreting situations, such as when someone is giving a presentation or speech at a conference.
  • Consecutive interpreters – perfect for situations where two or more people want to communicate with each other. For instance, during a business meeting, a site visit, or a medical or legal appointment.

Why use Asian Absolute?

  • 20+ years of specialisation in Chinese translation services
  • Award-winning project management expertise
  • Access to specialist industry experts in your field
  • Trusted by the Financial Times and many other global brands
  • Accredited to ISO 9001 quality standards

Talk through your Chinese translation with a professional

Please tell us what you need from your next Chinese translation service in Singapore today. Get a free quote without obligation, 24 hours a day, any day of the week.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the official language of Singapore?

The official languages of Singapore are Malay, English, Tamil, and Mandarin Chinese.

How many people in Singapore speak Mandarin Chinese?

Approximately 40% of Singapore’s population speaks Mandarin Chinese as their native language.

Are there any dialects of the Chinese language spoken in Singapore?

Yes, four dialects of the Chinese language are spoken in Singapore. These dialects are Hokkien, Cantonese, Hakka and Teochew.

Is Mandarin Chinese taught in schools in Singapore?

Mandarin Chinese is taught in public and private schools throughout Singapore as part of the official curriculum.

Is Mandarin Chinese the most popular language in Singapore?

While Mandarin Chinese is one of Singapore’s most widely used languages, English remains the dominant language for official purposes and business communication. However, many Singaporeans are fluent in both languages and use both interchangeably in everyday conversations.

What are some common words and phrases in Mandarin Chinese?

Common words and phrases in Mandarin Chinese include “ni hao” (hello), “xie xie” (thank you), “zài jiàn” (goodbye) and “bú kè qi” (you’re welcome). Other commonly used words and phrases include “shì” (yes), “bù shì” (no) and “méi guān xi” (it doesn’t matter).

Is there a difference between simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese?

Yes, simplified Chinese is used in mainland China, while traditional Chinese is used in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Singapore usually uses a mix of both simplified and traditional Chinese characters.

Are there any differences between speaking Mandarin Chinese in Singapore and other countries?

Yes, the pronunciation and intonation of Mandarin in Singapore differ from that in other countries like China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Additionally, Singaporeans often incorporate Malay words and phrases into their Mandarin conversations.

The Chinese language in Singapore in Southeast Asia

The Chinese language in Southeast Asia is deeply interwoven with the region’s cultural, historical, and social fabric. In Singapore, where the majority of the population is of Chinese descent, Chinese, particularly Mandarin, is one of the four official languages, alongside English, Malay, and Tamil. The diverse origins of the Chinese community in Singapore and Southeast Asia have brought a multitude of Chinese dialects to the region, such as Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese, Hakka, and Hainanese. However, Singapore’s “Speak Mandarin Campaign,” launched in 1979, has significantly promoted Mandarin over these dialects.

Mandarin’s prominence is further reinforced in Singapore’s education system, where it is taught as a mother tongue language, reflecting the government’s commitment to bilingual education with English as the primary language of instruction. In other Southeast Asian countries, the status and use of the Chinese language vary, influenced by each country’s unique language policies and ethnic composition. Beyond its role as a communication tool, the Chinese language in these regions is a vital conduit of cultural heritage, evident in festivals, literature, and media.

With China’s emergence as a global economic power, Chinese proficiency has become increasingly valued in business contexts throughout Southeast Asia. This has spurred a growing interest in learning the language. Additionally, in cosmopolitan areas like Singapore, Chinese has blended with local languages and dialects, creating unique linguistic phenomena such as Singlish, which includes Chinese elements in its syntax and vocabulary. However, the role and usage of Chinese are evolving, particularly among younger generations, who often prioritize English using Chinese in more formal or familial settings. This dynamic reflects the ongoing socio-cultural and economic transformations in the region.

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