France, Canada, Belgium, Africa
French translation (usually from English to French or French to English) is one of the most common requests we see at Verbio. We provide French translation of all types of documents, including marketing, technical, legal, employee handbooks, insurance, financial and personal documents and vital records for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and more. All of our French translators are professionally qualified, native speakers.
There are two main “flavors” of French. European French is spoken primarily in France but also in other parts of Europe and several Africa countries, as well as various islands. Canadian French is spoken in Canada. The differences between the French language in various parts of the world is very minimal in the written form with some exceptions in Canada with regards to capital letters and accents.
When translating text from English to French, you can expect the French text to expand by 15-20% more than the original English. When translating from French into English, the final translation will be about 15-20% less text than the original French.
Verbio specializes in French translations. Our company founder is fluent in French and is one of the only translators on the West Coast who is able to provide a Certified French Translation. We’re more than happy to talk with you to help guide you through the process of translating your documents to or from French.
Interesting facts about French
|Regions where French is the main language|
|Regions where French is an official language|
|Regions where French is a secondary language|
|Regions where French is a minority language|
Why people choose to translate to or from French:
- French is the 7th most common language spoken by internet users according to Internet World Stats (data from 2017).
- Over 300 million people speak French, with this figure increasing dramatically across African nations, according to data from the International Organisation of la Francophonie.
- According to US Census data from 2000, 1.6 million Americans over the age of five speak French at home, making it the fourth most-spoken language in the nation behind English, Spanish, and Chinese.
- Companies doing business in Canada should be aware of the “Packaging and Labelling Act” and the “Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations” that have very specific requirements for bilingual French and English labeling in the country of Canada.
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