Chinese Translation


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Chinese translation services for Singapore

Localise all of your materials for any Chinese-speaking audience. Our Chinese translation services cover Singapore and far beyond, allowing you to target any part of the world where Chinese is spoken.

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?

With Asian Absolute, you will have a team of Chinese translators hand-picked for your project. They will be subject matter specialists in your industry. As well as native speakers of your target language.

Get specialist Chinese to English or English to Chinese translation services for any project you have on your hands. From your website or app to your product packaging to your marketing materials to literature to immigration papers to technical documents to e-learning courses. Our experts do it all.

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

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.

As experts with either five or more years experience in the sector and/ or Masters degree-level qualifications or above, they ensure your translated materials use all of the correct industry terminology in your target language.

For some Chinese dialects and regions, your Chinese translation team may actually be defining what the accepted translation of certain terms comes to be moving forward. This is only possible because of their industry-specific experience in:



Life Sciences

Banking & Finance

Marketing & PR





Travel & Tourism



Find the right Chinese translation service for Singapore and beyond

As you’ll know only too well, the part of the world your audience is in determines the Chinese dialect that will be the most suitable choice to localise your materials into.

Sometimes, it’s best practice to produce several different versions. For example, targeting all of Greater China usually calls for individual translations for mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Otherwise, you risk being seen as an outsider who doesn’t truly care about the region.

Ask your personal project manager to recommend the most suitable options to meet your project goals. As a rule of thumb, we’ll recommend for:

  • 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).


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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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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 characters is the way 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 has characters 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 to English and English to Chinese translation services in the widest variety of scripts, dialects, and variants.

With twenty years of specialising in the region behind us, our huge talent pool makes it easy to find just the right linguist for your specific 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, wider Asia and the entire world, our interpreting services can provide the support you need for everything 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 as well as use their mastery of both languages to help you communicate with ease. 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

Tell us what you need from your next Chinese to English or English to Chinese translation service in Singapore or anywhere in the world 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 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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