Italian is spoken by 85 million people worldwide. The majority of this population resides in Italy, but the language has official status in three other countries: San Marino, Switzerland and Vatican City. Italian is also one of the official languages of the European Union.
Among the Romance languages, Italian has the closest ties to Latin vocabulary and is a popular language choice in schools.
Italian is also used in administration and official documents in Vatican City.
There are 21 letters in the basic Italian alphabet. Similar to English, there are five vowels A, E, I, O and U. However, there are only 16 consonants. J, K, W, X and Y do not exist in the proper alphabet, but have made their way into foreign names and loanwords.
By translating to Italian, we can help you bring your content and messaging to a sizable global audience. In addition to the four major countries where Italian has official status, the language is spoken as a second language in Malta, Albania, Croatia and Slovenia. It is also spoken in some parts of Eritrea, Crimea, Libya, Monaco, Montenegro, France, Romania and Somalia.
Italian translations can also reach substantial communities of expatriate speakers in Australia, the Americas and other parts of Europe. Content translated into Italian can also reach the 14 million individuals in Europe for whom Italian is a second language.
There are numerous variances of Italian dialects based mostly on regional differences. Some of the identifying factors are the length of consonants, the openness of vowels and additional influences of other local languages.
LinguaLinx has worked in all niches including tourism, retail and technical manufacturing. Our professional translators are well-versed in utilizing the correct tone and terminology for translations in any industry.