Catalan

Catalan

Catalan

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Catalan, along with Basque and Galician, is one of the three co-official languages of Spain. As such, it has a large presence in Spain and of the three languages mentioned, it is the one with the largest number of speakers. This language has attracted attention in recent years due to the relationship between Catalonia and Spain. It is because of this that the services of expert translators and interpreters are more important than ever.

Additionally, the areas where this language is present, such as Barcelona or the Balearic Islands, attract tourists from all over the world, both for their natural landscapes and their culture. The Picasso Museum, the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Ibiza…. All of these places are full of international tourists. For this reason, translation and interpretation of this language is very important to facilitate access to culture or to the services that police and hospitals offer, for example.

CO-OFFICIALITY OF CATALAN

On the other hand, due to the co-official status of the language in Spain, all citizens have the right to use the official language of their choice. In Catalonia, many documents like birth certificates are only in Catalan and therefore require a translation into Spanish to use them elsewhere.

Moreover, the language has a great cultural richness, which is why we can find numerous literary works (El cuaderno gris by Josep Pla, La plaça del Diamant by Mercé Rododera or Cant Espiritual de Joan Maragall), films (Pa negre, Estiu 1993 o Herois) and television series (Merlí o Polseres vermelles) in this language that require translation so that speakers of other languages can enjoy them. Who better to guarantee a quality translation than professional translators who are experts in Catalan?

WHERE IS CATALAN SPOKEN?

Catalan is a Romance language that belongs to the Indo-European language family. There are currently ten million speakers, five million of whom are native speakers. It is the ninth most popular in the EU, where four countries use it: Spain, Andorra, France and Italy. In the Principality of Andorra it has the status of an official language. In Spain it is a co-official language. It is spoken in Catalonia, the Valencian Community, the Balearic Islands, Carche (Murcia) and the western fringe of Aragon. In France, it is spoken in the region of Northern Catalonia. Finally, in Italy, it is spoken in the city of Alghero, on the island of Sardinia. In addition, there are small communities of speakers all over the world, such as in Argentina, where there are about 200 ,000 speakers.

Additionally, just as the Spanish language has the RAE, an institution dedicated to language regulation, Catalan has two. On the one hand, in Catalonia, the institution in charge of the linguistic regulations of the language is the Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC). In the Valencian Community it is the Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua, the official regulatory body for the Valencian language. This is the name of the language in this autonomous community.

There are those who consider Catalan and Valencian to be the same language, those who claim that they are two completely separate languages, and those who claim that Valencian derives from Catalan. What is clear is that both are Romance languages of the Indo-European family.

How can LinguaTrans help you?

At LinguaTrans we are experts in Catalan, which is present in all the services we provide, for example:

• Catalan translation

• Catalan sworn translation

• Catalan transcription

• Catalan subtitles

• Catalan proofreading

• Catalan voice-over

We have excellent native professionals for each translation service and speciality. Count on a highly reputed company in the market of language services by contacting us. You can also consult our rates and request a free, no-obligation quote. We are standing by to take you far… including in catalan!