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Rosetta provides a full range of Italian translation services to companies in London and worldwide.

High Quality Italian Translations

Rosetta is a multi-sector translation specialist and has particular expertise in the following areas:

By selecting the right team of translators, proofreaders and editors, we guarantee a consistent and excellent quality of work in each of these various fields.

Combined with our use of translation technology and our extraordinary flexibility as regards client needs, this results in the professional and reliable translation service that our regular customers value.

We also provide Italian interpreting services in London and worldwide (onsite and remote).

For a free instant quote, please contact us at any of our local offices in London, Shanghai, New York, Paris or Luxembourg.

Accredited Translators

Unlike most translation companies, Rosetta has achieved both the prestigious ISO 9001:2015 certification and the DIN EN 15038 designation, the only norm specifically designed for translation agencies. Our customers can therefore rest completely assured of the superior quality of our Italian translations.

Our translations can be certified, notarised and legalised to meet your exact requirements.

English to Italian Translation

Italian is a major European language, with currently approximately 67 million native speakers.

For all our English-Italian translation assignments, we use experienced, native Italian translators specialising in a wide range of subject fields, as well as variants (such as Swiss Italian), to give the best possible results for our customers. Documents are proofread and formatted to suit each client’s individual needs, giving an excellent product.

Italian to English Translation

Regardless of the subject field and scope of your Italian-English translation, we ensure to use only native English speakers when assigning your projects. Our Italian-English translators have extensive expertise in a number of areas, from legal contracts to clinical trials so you will be in good hands!

 

Swiss Italian: is it different from Italian spoken in Italy?

As many of us know, Italian is not the same everywhere. Within Italy, vocabulary, expressions, and sometimes even grammatical constructions change from one region to the next (think of Neapolitan, or Florentine dialects), and Swiss Italian is no exception.

Swiss Italian is one the 3 official languages spoken in Switzerland and with about 720,000 speakers is the third most-spoken language after Swiss German and Swiss French. So, it is a very common question if you are asking yourself what the differences between the Italian and Swiss Italian might be.

The geographical position certainly plays a role and adds some barrier. The Ticino and Grisons cantons are located at a geographic extremity of the Italian-speaking world, isolating them from Italy not only politically but mostly culturally. Daily life interactions between Italian and the other Swiss languages — mainly French and German — are constantly taking place, leading to differences in vocabulary.

For example:

Driving license is translated as ‘patente di guida’ in Italian but in Swiss Italian it is translated as ‘licenza di condurre’ (from the French ‘permis de conduire’).

Flu is translated as ‘influenza’ in Italian but in Swiss Italian it becomes ‘Grippe’ (from the German…’Grippe’)

And we could easily add more examples of Swiss Italian!

When do I need to translate my document into Swiss Italian?

The answer is not straightforward: it depends on the scope and purpose of your text.

If the aim of your translation projects is to reach out to a ‘more international’ Italian audience (who doesn’t speak Italian nowadays?!), and to get the general meaning across, then translating into Italian is what you are looking for since Swiss Italian speakers digest Italian content coming from the peninsula on a daily basis anyway. This would work for translations of product manuals, instructions, academic papers etc.

On the other hand, if your aim is to target and engage Swiss Italian speakers specifically, for example if you are planning to sell a new product and want to prepare a marketing campaign, we would recommend having your document translated by a special Standard Swiss Italian translator so you won’t fail to catch those cultural subtleties.

What if I still have questions about my Italian translation?

Getting to know your translation needs will be our priority, and rest assured that our experienced team will be able to advise you on the best translation strategy!

For a free instant quote, please fill in the form on the right, email us at quote@rosettatranslation or contact us at any of our local offices in London, Shanghai, New York, Paris or Luxembourg.

Andreea Mohan

Taylor Wessing LLP

We are very pleased with the services provided by Rosetta Translations. They always send very prompt responses, transparent prices and deliver their work product at the highest standards.

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American Express

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Maximus Crushing and Screening

I have translated multiple projects with Rosetta now and I cannot emphasise how great the service they provide is; quality, turnaround time and pricing is the best I have found yet. The qualities of translations we receive are of the highest standard and communication from the start of a project to the end is consistent.

For a company looking into translations, I would highly recommend Rosetta as first pick, as the support and service they provide is first class.

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