Skrivanek offers translations into Catalan performed by translators with long-term experience in the sector and specialist knowledge in the required field (medicine, finance, law – depending on the customer’s needs). While performing the translation from Catalan into Polish and vice versa, a skilful translator of the given language may accurately convey the message contained in the content, maintaining compliance with the source text. Our experience is the guarantee of your satisfaction with the translation performed. Catalan is one of our specialities. Skrivanek branch offices are located in Warsaw and other cities in Poland. If you are looking for a professional who uses Catalan, you have just found the correct place – our offer includes comprehensive services of translation from Polish into Catalan and from Catalan into Polish. We also offer translations from any language included in our offer into Catalan and vice versa.
Who speaks Catalan?
Approximately 11 million people use Catalan all over the world. For the vast majority of them, this is their native language. Catalan belongs to the group of the Western Romance languages constituting part of the Indo-European language family. Part of the linguists includes the Catalan language into the Gallo-Romance group. Catalan is one of the five most commonly used languages in Spain. The majority of this language’s users may be found in Catalonia, Valencia and the Balearic Islands. Outside Spain, Catalan is the official language in Andorra. Some people who speak Catalan live in Murcia and Sardinia.
History of the Catalan language
The history of Catalan dates back to the 9th century AD. Catalan, similarly to Italian and French, originates directly from Latin. This language evolved on both sides of the eastern end of the Pyrenees. As of the 8th century, the Catalan counts expanded their territory southwards and westwards at the expense of the Muslims, bringing their language with them. During the 11th and 12th centuries, the Catalan rulers expanded up to north of the Ebro river, and in the 13th century they conquered the Land of Valencia and the Balearic Islands. The city of Alghero in Sardinia was repopulated with Catalan speakers in the 14th century. The language also reached Murcia. In the Middle Ages, Catalan went through a golden age, reaching a peak of maturity and cultural richness. With the union of the crowns of Castille and Aragon, the use of Spanish gradually became more prestigious and marked the start of the decline of Catalan. The role of the Catalan language gradually reduced. The defeat of the pro-Habsburg coalition in War of the Spanish Succession (in 1714) started a number of acts, which imposed the use of Spanish in legal documentation in Spain.
Use of the Catalan language in business
Catalan will be very helpful in business activities on the Spanish market. Catalan is used by approximately 19% of the inhabitants of this country; therefore, this language is worth being taken into account in the planning of the international expansion. The region where Catalan is widely used is famous for Barcelona – one of the two most important cultural and business centres of Spain. Therefore, acting on that market, it is extremely important to take care of professional translations of all corporate materials into Catalan, whereas in the case of importing goods (e.g. wine, for which Catalonia is renowned) to the Polish market, it is worth taking care of professional translations from Catalan into Polish. It will definitely contribute to the success on the demanding international market.
Translators of the Catalan language
Skrivanek performs professional translations into and from Catalan. We cooperate with experienced staff of Catalan language translators who specialise in various disciplines. We may provide both standard and certified translations. Our offer is addressed to companies operating in different sectors (industrial, technical, medical, legal and many others). We will perform the translation of agreements, company documents, invoices, catalogues, advertising slogans, reports, business correspondence, legal acts, powers of attorney, forms and other materials, also classified. Our translators of the Catalan language will not only take care of the translation correctness, but also the effectiveness of the text, its appropriate style and adaptation to the cultural context.
Orders for translations into and from Catalan most frequently performed:
standard and business translations into and from Catalan; express translations; certified translations; proofreading; localisation; translation of websites into Catalan; DTP – graphic preparation of documents; interpreting from and into Catalan – simultaneous and consecutive;