Professional Arabic translation services in Singapore
Our Arabic translation services in Singapore are delivered by professional translators who are native Arabic speakers. They’re also experts who understand both Arabic and English-speaking cultures and commercial environments.
This lets you connect with your target audience in the most effective way.
Whether you need language expertise for translating technical content, for marketing collateral, or for a website, our Arabic linguists will accurately localise your content, with grammatical differences, cultural sensitivities, and stylistic choices all properly considered.
Why choose Asian Absolute?
We provide professional translations to and from English.
As a highly experienced Language Service Provider, Asian Absolute understands that conveying the meaning of your English or Arabic text accurately is not enough – our translations are always as stylish and well-written as the originals.
Use us to enjoy:
- Certified Arabic translation services in line with the BS: EN15038 quality certification, and from a company which is a member of the American Translators Association and the UK Association of Translation Companies
- The linguistic expertise you need whenever you need it – we operate 24/7
- A responsive and helpful service used by companies on five continents
- Native language translators supported by Translation Memory technology completing every project
- A free quote with no obligation – with rates among the most reasonable in the industry
- The deep knowledge pool and expert linguists needed to meet any deadline
- Start-up business? Or Fortune 500 client? Get a fast-acting, fluid service that’s also completely scale-flexible and information-secure
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I was extremely impressed by Asian Absolute’s hard work to complete the project to our high standards and within a very tight timeframe.
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Certified Arabic translation services for all industry sectors in Singapore
We offer specialist translators with a diverse knowledge base. Exactly what’s required to provide professional language support for all industry sectors, including:
Banking & Finance
Marketing & PR
Travel & Tourism
Issues regarding translations into Arabic
The Arabic script is written right to left, so special attention is required for Arabic typesetting, website localisation, and software localisation.
Your localisation services from us will include:
- Adapting text, icons, and formats to Arabic language and cultural norms
- Changing currency, time, and date formats and contact information to fit local requirements
- Redesigning layouts to accommodate right to left text for better usability
Facts to consider about the Arabic language
Where is Arabic spoken?
The Arabic language is spoken by around 200 million people throughout the Muslim world.
It’s spoken as a majority language in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Gaza, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, the West Bank, and Yemen, and as a minority language in many other countries.
There are two different forms of Arabic
- Classical Arabic, sometimes called Quranic Arabic or Mudari Arabic – is used in literary texts, most commonly from the Umayyad and Abbasid periods between the 7th and 9th centuries, including most notably the Qur’an.
- Modern Standard Arabic – is the direct descendant of Classical Arabic, and much more widely used.
Classical Arabic is used in some media across North Africa and the Middle East. Modern Standard Arabic on the other hand, is the most commonly required dialect for English to Arabic translation services in Singapore and across the world – it’s used in newspapers and books, on television and radio. Modern Standard Arabic is the accepted language in mosques, and in conversation between educated Arabs from different countries.
There are many dialects
On top of these two forms, there are many regional dialects. The most common of these is Egyptian Arabic.
The majority of the almost countless national and regional dialects of the language are derived from Classical Arabic. Local dialects can vary dramatically, so when you need a professional Arabic translator it’s important to use a linguist with a first-hand understanding of your target market.
Arabic is the second most-used writing system in the world
On top of which, it’s one of the six official languages of the United Nations, and is the third most-widely spoken, in terms of countries which have it as an official language (the only ones more widely spoken are English, an official language in 54 countries, and French, in 29 countries).
Taken as a whole, including the speakers of its various dialects and forms, Arabic is spoken by more than 422 million people worldwide.
Arabic translation services for all your needs
As a professional translation agency with almost two decades of experience we can help you with any of the following:
- Translation of commercial or personal documents
- Desktop publishing and typesetting
- Translation of patent related documentation
- Software and application localisation
- Transcription services
- Subtitling and closed captioning
- Website translation and localisation
Talk to us about your needs now, or enquire online to get a free quote.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What language group is Arabic part of?
Arabic is a Semitic language. You’ll also find Aramaic and Hebrew in this language group.
Is Arabic an Indo-European language?
Arabic has a great deal of vocabulary in common with Persian and the two languages are often spoken in culturally similar countries.
But while Persian is an Indo-European language, Arabic is actually from the Semitic language group.
How many people speak Arabic?
Arabic is the fifth most-spoken language in the world (behind only Mandarin, Spanish, English, and Hindi) with 313 million speakers across all of its varieties and dialects.
The countries with the largest Arabic-speaking populations include Egypt (65 million speakers of Modern Standard Arabic), Algeria and Sudan (nearly 30 million speakers each), Iraq, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia.