German is an official language in six countries: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, and Switzerland.
German is one of the official languages of the European Union and is the country with the highest population and largest economy.
As one of the top 3 foreign languages currently being taught in US schools and the European Union, among others, German has a reach that spans all continents.
German is a top ten language for world Internet usage, creating a broad base of internet users. Though even Standard German differs between German-speaking countries in vocabulary and certain aspects of pronunciation and even grammar.
There are many unique varieties and dialects of German. Even though the regional varieties of standard German are only somewhat influenced by the local dialects, they are very distinct. Our interpreters and German language translation professionals are adept at tailoring speech to these nuances.
German is a pluricentric or polycentric language, a language with several standard versions. Though multi-media materials and written German translations are most often produced in Standard German, a German translation service like LinguaLinx is advised for businesses looking to reach a specific audience.
Also, conversational standard German varies widely from the formal written language, especially in syntax and grammar. These nuances make it complex to translate German appropriately, and as a professional service we are sensitive acknowledging and accommodating these slight differences.