How can I help with Galician translation?

Translation of product listings for e-commerce sites

If your company sells products online, you can translate the listings for your e-commerce site as well as your online catalogues. With the unstoppable advance of digital commerce, your company will reap enormous rewards if you offer information to users in their mother tongue, as this inspires greater trust when it comes to buying a product or requesting a service. It is advisable to avoid machine translations, as they do not clearly convey all of the information your customers need. Choose a high-quality marketing translation service instead.

Translation of mobile apps for Android

Mobile app translation is a service designed to meet the increasing demand from companies for this type of translation. There has been exponential growth in the use of mobile devices to go online over the past decade, and users are increasingly connecting to the internet with Android or iOS (in Spain, Android is the most widely used).

If you want to attract more customers from the Galician market, I can help you translate the interface and Help content of your mobile app. In addition to translation, the testing process is essential to ensure that the app is ready to launch and contains no linguistic, functional or display errors. Take a look at the mobile app translation section of my website for more information.

Documentary and video subtitling for the tourism and advertising industries

I can translate a variety of content, such as travel guides, your company website, tourism leaflets or adverts (in text or video format). If you need your brand’s promotional videos translated, check out my subtitling service.

Translation of property adverts into Galician

Do you need to translate property adverts for sale or rent, to publish them on your agency’s website or on property portals? Do you want to create a property catalogue or an advert to publish in the written press? Find out about my property translation services.

Social media and blog translation

Considering how important it is to know how to stand out from the crowd, and how competitive the digital world is, what better way of increasing your visibility than translating your posts for platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram, and creating marketing campaigns with geographic segmentation. Publishing quality control on a regular basis is also one of the best ways of capturing the attention of internet users and engaging with them.

Some interesting facts about the Galician economy

Traditionally, the Galician economy has always been linked to agriculture and fishing. However, ship building, car manufacturing, textiles, granite processing and wine production are also all strategic sectors for the Galician community.

To give a few examples, the world-renowned clothing brand Zara was founded in Galicia in the mid-70s. Then there’s the Estrella Galicia brand of beer and several significant denominations of origin, such as Rías Baixas, Ribeira Sacra or Ribeiro.

Thanks to its strategic position and spectacular landscapes, Galicia is an ideal destination for rural and wine tourism. Santiago de Compostela is the destination for many pilgrims who embark upon the famous Camino de Santiago route each year.

Some data about Galicia and the Galician language

Galicia is one of Spain’s autonomous communities. It has a total area of 11.4 sq mi (29.5 km2) and a population of 2.7 million inhabitants.

Like French and Italian, Galician is a Romance language derived from the Latin introduced by the Roman conquest in the north west of the Iberian peninsula, where Galicia is located. From the late 8th century, the language in this region started to differ from Vulgar Latin, though the first written texts did not appear until well into the 12th century. Galician and Portuguese were originally the same language, though for historical and political reasons, Galician-Portuguese ended up dividing into two sister languages, each of which took a different path while maintaining an undeniable connection.

Galician is now the co-official language of Galicia, alongside Spanish, under the 1981 Statute of Autonomy of Galicia. Speakers of the language are evenly distributed throughout the region, as there are no areas where it is absent. Thanks to the impetus of the State and the language standardisation policies of recent decades, its use has been promoted as the lingua franca of education as well as everyday communication.