Mandarin translation


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Mandarin translation services for Singapore

Access the native-speaking subject matter specialists you need for the very best in Mandarin to English and English to Mandarin translation services. Covering Singapore as well as Mandarin-speaking communities around the world, we make sure you communicate clearly wherever Mandarin is the language.

Do you need to localise your website or app? How about technical documents? Branding? Your product packaging? Marketing materials? E-learning materials? The personal documents you need for immigration?

Count on your Mandarin translator’s specific expertise in both the type of project and the industry you are in. From aeronautical engineering to zoology and everything in between, your personal project manager will select a team of linguists who know your subject matter almost as well as you do.

Get ISO 9001-accredited Mandarin translation services trusted by the Financial Times and many other truly global brands. Start with a free quote without obligation today.

Reach the right regions

Target specific Mandarin-speaking regions. With native-speaking linguists hailing from the precise region you are targeting, we ensure you are always using the right local vocabulary for any part of the world, including:

  • Singapore
  • Mainland China
  • Taiwan
  • Malaysia
  • Tibet

Call on specialists in your field

Like you, we know that the only way to communicate like an expert in your field is to be one. That’s why the only Mandarin translators we use on your project will be subject matter specialists in your industry.

With Masters degree-level qualifications and/or five or more years of experience in your industry, they are intimately familiar with local terminology. This means they’re perfectly suited to playing their sometimes role in defining heretofore untranslated or branded terms.
Rely on Mandarin translation delivered by experts in your field, be it:



Life Sciences

Banking & Finance

Marketing & PR





Travel & Tourism



Get Mandarin translation services for Singapore and worldwide

Make sure your translated communications look completely natural and compelling to natives of your target region, wherever it happens to be. The Mandarin dialect of Chinese is usually the best choice for:

  • Mainland China and some overseas communities – where it is written using Simplified Chinese characters.
  • Singapore – where it is written using Simplified Chinese characters and Singapore-specific vocabulary.
  • Taiwan – where it is written using Traditional Chinese characters.

But it’s important to note that there are many other Chinese dialects – most prominently Cantonese – that can prove to be the best choice for other regions.

If you’re targeting all of Greater China, the best practice – needed if you want to demonstrate a real commitment to the region – involves separate versions of your materials for Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China.

Get more information about the right dialects of Chinese for you and any recommendations you might need for your project whenever you contact us to discuss it


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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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Translate your project into the right Chinese script

Make sure you’re employing the right Chinese script for your audience. As you’ll have seen above, some regions prefer their written Chinese translation services to use:

  • 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 most suitable for your project.

Find Mandarin interpreters for your event in Singapore or worldwide

Need to communicate verbally rather than on paper? As well as our specialist written Mandarin translation services in Singapore, we also provide both consecutive and simultaneous interpreters for a huge variety of events and appointments across the local area and far beyond. These include:

  • Business meetings
  • Legal appointments and interviews
  • Medical appointments
  • Seminars
  • Conferences
  • Trade shows and exhibitions
  • Corporate events

Use us to find just the right Mandarin interpreter. Like our translators, they will be an expert in your industry. Plus, they’re perfectly equipped to also help you navigate local etiquette and customs.

Why use Asian Absolute?

  • ISO 9001-accredited Mandarin translation services
  • Specialists in Chinese languages for over 20 years
  • Subject matter experts in dozens of individual industries
  • Localise projects into and out of Mandarin for specific global regions
  • Award-winning project management team supporting you

Discuss your Mandarin translation with an expert

Walk through your latest project – or simply get a free quote without obligation – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact us to talk about your next Mandarin translation service in Singapore or anywhere in the world at any time.

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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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