English translation bureau Urgent Vertalen
After Chinese, English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. There are a variety of “types” of English.
Most translations are currently to or from British or American English. Many international organisations have a preference for using the English language.
Even though many people are able to speak reasonable to good English this does not mean they can claim to be a (good) English translator. A translation from Dutch to English or from English to Dutch doesn't just need to be grammatically correct; the sentences also need to flow perfectly.
Would you like your document translated quickly and economically?
A certified translation from the English language translation bureau
Certified translations from English to Dutch or Dutch to English are performed for our English language translation bureau by certified translators. A certified translator is a translation graduate who is authorised to perform official translations of official documents such as a deed, diploma, extract from the trade register, or a birth certificate.
A certified translation in 3 steps
Legalisation of your English translation
It can happen that your certified English translation will also need to be legalised for the country where you wish to use it. We have set out what is needed for a legalisation on a country by country basis.
Urgent Vertalen’s legalisation service
Translation bureau Urgent Vertalen offers the service of having your certified translation legalised. Our translation bureau is situated at a strategic location in The Hague, between all the bodies that have to be visited for your legalisation. This means that we are able to perform the entire legalisation for you at a low price.
Why choose Urgent Vertalen’s legalisation service?
A regular translation into or from English
Naturally translations into or from English do not always need to be certified translations; it may be that you want something translated into or from English for yourself. This might be for example a website, blog, leaflet, or even a love letter. We only work with qualified native speaker English translators, who look forward to being of service to you.
A fast English translation
The name says it all: English language translation bureau Urgent vertalen. Because we perform English translations on a daily basis, whether certified or regular, we have an extensive team of English translators at your service.
Because our team of English translators is so large and diverse we can perform your English translation fast, at a highly competitive price.
English translation bureau with 100% satisfaction guarantee
Because we select the English translator carefully on the basis of your document you are assured of a completely accurate translation. Given that we fully guarantee the accuracy of our translation we are also prepared to accept the consequences if your English translation should not be correct.
If you are not satisfied with your English translation then we will simply refund your money!
Why choose Urgent Vertalen for your English translation?
About the English language
The influence of English in the Netherlands
Approximately 92% of Dutch citizens have English as their second language. English has an enormous influence in the Netherlands. The liberation by Americans and Canadians, and the English language developments such as the arrival of the computer, have a positive influence within the Netherlands. English terms are incorporated into the Dutch language and are not translated, because no Dutch translation for them exists. These untranslatable words mean that Dutch is growing increasingly closer to English. English is an official language in St. Eustatius and Saba. In Amsterdam and St. Maarten English is an official second language. This means that non-Dutch speakers in Amsterdam can submit returns and documents in English, and that English is spoken on public transport.
English is taught from primary school onwards. Moreover an increasing number of Dutch schools offer bilingual education.
English as a world language
Modern English is, at least within Europe, the most important international language for communication, science, air travel, entertainment, tourism, diplomacy and business. The language has grown to become a world language. English is the mother tongue of approximately 500 million people. Approximately two billion people use English as either their mother tongue or second language. English has become the lingua franca (the language that is used as a common means of communication between people of different mother tongues) in many parts of the world. It is the preferred language of many international organisations. And it is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. The countries where English is an official language include Australia, Belize, New Zealand, Nigeria, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Little connection between pronunciation and spelling
English is a compulsory exam subject within Dutch secondary education. English comprises a total of approximately 500,000 words. The reason there are so many words is because there are frequently multiple words for one concept. For example freedom and liberty both mean 'vrijheid' in Dutch. In English there is little connection between pronunciation and spelling (deep orthografy). Forty sounds can be spelled in 1120 different ways.
English as a popular language
For image purposes more and more English words are used and more and more new concepts are given English names. You often hear this anglicisation in English titles of Dutch TV programmes such as “Life 4 you”, “So you can dance” and “Close Up”. English words are also used regularly in Dutch advertisements and English is sometimes the only language used in whole advertisements. English language songs are also regularly use to create an atmosphere in Dutch advertisements.
English language during meetings
It is striking that senior managers of major Dutch companies barely use Dutch any more for internal communication purposes. English is taking over from Dutch here. On the work floor everyone speaks their own mother tongue but once they enter a meeting room everyone easily switches to speaking English. A good knowledge of English is essential in business if you wish to profile yourself on the international employment market.
Dialects and accents
Spoken English has changed greatly since the high point of the British colonisation of America. Given that English was not a uniform language at that time American English contains traces of a variety of English dialects. American English also contains a variety of different dialects and accents which vary from state to state. Very few Americans are willing to give up their own accent, so differences in pronunciation are to be found everywhere.
During the 20th century a general, universal accent has developed in the United States, known as General American. American spelling is clearly different from British spelling. American spelling is phonetic and simple. This is subject to informal adaptation due to the language of young people, advertising and the internet.
English translation bureau
Many handbooks are written in English. In order to enable everyone to understand them our English translation bureau can translate these instructions and technical terminology into Dutch for a Dutch target group. Urgent Vertalen uses Dutch native speakers for translating from English into Dutch. For translations from Dutch into English the translators are English native speakers. This way we are able to offer you the highest possible level of quality.