Polish translation bureau Urgent Vertalen
Poland has been a member of the European Union since 1 May 2004, and this has led to significant growth in interest in this country and its language.
The Polish language is a Western Slavic language, with approximately 40 million speakers. 38.6 million Polish speakers are resident in Poland itself. Other Polish speakers are mainly resident in former soviet union countries and in the United States.
The Polish language is closely related to Slovakian, Czech and Serbian
Would you like your document translated quickly and economically?
A sworn Polish translator is ready and waiting for you
Do you need a sworn translation of your official documents? Then at the Hague’s leading Polish language translation bureau you have come to the right address.
We are an accredited Polish language translation bureau. Just sending a scan of your documents is sufficient for us to perform a sworn Polish translation. We can perform a sworn translation of your Polish documents into Dutch, or your Dutch documents into Polish.
A sworn translation in 3 steps
Legalization of your Polish translation
It can happen that your sworn Polish 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 legalization on a country by country basis.
Urgent Vertalen’s legalization service
Translation bureau Urgent Vertalen offers the service of having your sworn 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 legalization. This means that we are able to perform the entire legalization for you at a low price.
Why choose Urgent Vertalen’s legalization service?
A regular translation into or from Polish
Naturally translations into or from Polish do not always need to be sworn translations; it may be that you want something translated into or from Polish for yourself. This might be for example a website, blog, leaflet, or even a love letter. We only work with qualified native speaker Polish translators, who look forward to being of service to you.
A fast Polish translation
The name says it all: Polish language translation bureau Urgent vertalen. Because we perform Polish translations on a daily basis, whether certified or regular, we have an extensive team of Polish translators at your service.
Because our team of Polish translators is so large and diverse we can perform your Polish translation fast, at a highly competitive price.
Polish translation bureau with 100% satisfaction guarantee
Because we select the Polish 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 Polish translation should not be correct.
If you are not satisfied with your Polish translation then we will simply refund your money!
Why choose Urgent Vertalen for your Polish translation?
The Polish language = Polszczyzna or Jezyk Polski
Western Slavic language
Just like Czech and Slovakian, Polish is a Western Slavic language, and is one of the Indo-European languages. These languages share a lot in common, though they are not mutually understandable.
The Western Slavic population was mostly Roman Catholic, whilst the Eastern Slavic peoples were adherents of Eastern Orthodox Christianity. That is why Western Slavic countries use the Roman alphabet, which is used in surrounding countries. Polish uses the Latin (Roman) alphabet and has 32 letters, with the q, v and x not being used in the Polish alphabet apart from in the case of loan words.
The extra letters with diacritical characters compensate for the limitation of all the sounds of the Polish language.
Polish as mother tongue
Since Poland has been a member of the European Union many Polish people work in the Netherlands and in Belgium, and speak their mother tongue here.
Because many Jews emigrated from Poland and the Czech Republic to Israel after the Second World War there are now 100,000 people living there who still have Polish as their mother tongue.
Polish is spoken in Poland itself, in Germany, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Israel. It is also spoken in the United States. In total there are approximately 40 million people with Polish as their mother tongue
There are not many dialects of Polish. Most Poles speak the standard language. There are five major dialect groups: Greater Polish (around Poznañ), Lesser Polish around Krakow), Mazovian (around Warsaw), Silesian (in Upper Silesia) and Kashubian (to the west of Gdansk).
The smaller dialect groups are: the Podhale dialect (of the mountain people) and Kresy, which is still spoken among the elderly.
These days the Kashubian and Silesian dialects are regarded as separate, independent languages
Nasal sounds and articulation
The pronunciation of the Lechitic languages is characterised by the proto-Slavic nasal sounds.
The strongly palatalised consonants (palatalise = a form of articulation of consonants in which they are pronounced more softly) are also characteristic of the Polish language, as is a fixed emphasis on the penultimate syllable, paroxytone.
In Polish spelling letter combinations are used for a number of sounds (phonemes), such as the ch, cz and sz
Seven grammatical cases and no articles
Polish grammar includes seven grammatical cases and the inflection of nouns and the conjugation of the verbs are extremely complicated.
And finally, one striking feature of the language is that Polish has no articles. This is typical of a Slavic language.