French Translation Services
French stems from Vulgar (spoken) Latin with influence from the ancient native language of the region known as Gaulish. In the 3rd century, new barbarian tribes settled in the area as Roman influence waned, and their languages, particularly that of the Franks, had a heavy influence on proto-French, which developed into Old French, which existed between the 9th and 14th centuries. As France coalesced into a distinct political state beginning in the 14th century, Middle French arose as a distinct descendant of Old French and the official state language, gaining formal recognition in 1539. By this time French had taken on the form of Modern French, although some development continued.
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About our professional French translators:
Our professional translators have experience with all aspects of the French language and the French culture. They understand the different dialects and the strict rules that govern French, which often create awkward constructions due to French’s resistance to borrowed words. Our translators are up to the challenge even when the source documents are very technical.
Number of people speaking French-
There are about 115 million native French speakers worldwide. Approximately 265 million people speak French either as a first or second language.
Dialects: Metropolitan French (standard); Belgian French, Swiss French, Aostan French (Italy), Quebec French, Labanese French.
Countries Spoken: France, Canada, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar,
Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Niger, Senegal, Mali, Rwanda, Belgium, Guinea, Chad, Haiti, Burundi, Benin, Switzerland, Togo, Central African Republic, (nine others).
Some Fun Facts About France:
French was not only the official language of England for 300 years, it’s also the official language of the United Nations. Many French loan words in English actually stem from French individuals: The word 'chauvinism' was inspired by Nicola Chauvin, a soldier in Napoleon's army, and the word 'sadism' stems from the name of Marquis de Sade, a French nobleman and writer.
Offering incredibly fast turn-arounds without any sacrifice in quality, One Hour Translation is available day or night for all professional translation services. With native-speaking translation experts available in over 73 languages and more than 2000 language pairs, the translations produced will be 100% accurate and will read as if written by a native lawyer. We can guarantee this because most of our professional translators live in-country and speak the target language natively. Whether you need work done in commercial law, tax law, corporate law, intellectual property, or need certificates and other documents translated, One Hour Translation offers a competitive fixed price for work of the highest quality and fastest turn-around.
Our clients rely on us not only to meet their legal needs but to provide timely and extremely high quality services. Securing translations of foreign documents is integral to everything that we do. We can always rely on One Hour Translation to provide excellent translations in record time at a fair price. In today’s competitive legal market, it’s important to impress our clients. One Hour Translation helps us do that.
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One Hour Translation is happy to offer professional transcription services for any recorded material, audio or video (subtitles can be provided at no additional charge). Whether transcription work for hearings, testimonials, minutes, or summonses, our professionals can provide fast, accurate transcriptions.
Our professional translators must sign an NDA with One Hour Translation when they join the team. This guarantees coverage for all of our customers under our standard terms and agreement. We do sign specific NDA when customers require it; please contact our legal department for details using the ‘Contact Us’ form on our site.
We happily provide certificates of translation accuracy on request. Our certificates are accepted at all U.S. courts, embassies, immigration services offices and other government agencies. Note that this does not include notarized translation. For notarized translation you must directly engage a notary public.
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