Valencian Language Translations

Valencian serves as the means of communication in Valencia, an autonomous community in Spain. This language is closely tied to and a variant of Catalan.

Presently, Valencian is the official language of Valencia along with Spanish. The language is more widespread in the North of the region, as well as in the areas of Ribera Alta and Ribera Baixa, which are located more to the South.

Differences between the Valencian and the Catalan Languages

Generally, dialects of the Valencian language can differ from village to village, which is why there is no political border between the Catalan or Valencian speaking regions. The Valencian Language is, therefore, similar to the language spoken in Western Catalonia.

The most apparent, unique aspects of Valencian lie in its vocabulary and grammar. A few of these peculiarities have even made their way into the standard language in, for example, the way possessive pronouns “my, your, his/her” are written. In general, the spelling is identical to that of the Catalan language, but there are some words that are completely different.

Differentiation from Catalan is a political topic of growing importance because many Valencians believe their language is separate from and should not be treated as if it were a part of Catalan.

Traditions and Multilingualism

Since the beginning of the 1990s, Valencia, like Catalonia, has practiced bilingual education. This means that both the Valencian and Spanish languages are used for instruction. Occasionally, Spanish is even considered a foreign language in schools, which can cause major problems for students from other regions of Spain.

Valencian is used more and more in the media as well. Recently, there have been TV channels broadcasting exclusively in Valencian.

Therefore, translations into and from Valencian are growing in demand. We offer professional translations in all subject areas, and we work exclusively with native-speaking translators who are familiar with the unique linguistic characteristics of the Valencian language and can accurately translate your text.

Our translators are capable of large corporate or educational projects in highly technical fields, as well as small projects, such as the certified translation of a birth certificate from Valencian into English for the USCIS. Our experience is very diverse.

Contact us now to discuss the specifics of your project with our experienced project managers. Call, email, or use the form on this page to receive a fast, no-obligation quote for your project.

2017-07-12T07:55:03.6466694Z

Erwin Vroom
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