Professional Italian Translation and Linguistic Services
Italian is the official language of Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, Switzerland, and in some cities of Slovenia and Croatia. Italian is routinely taught as a second or foreign language in schools throughout the world, and is the fourth most-taught language in the United States, following Spanish, French and German.
Approximately 65 million people in the European Union speak Italian as their first language, and about 14 million speak it as a second language. When adding Italian speakers in non-EU countries, a total of 85 million people worldwide speak Italian.
Italian is a romance language that derives from Latin, and is closest to Latin in terms of vocabulary. The language was first formalized in the 14th century through the works of Dante Alighieri of Florence. He combined southern Italian languages with his native Florentine in his works, and this written dialect became the standard understood by educated Italians.
When translating materials, translators must be aware of dialect, tone, word meaning, grammar and more. Many words, ideas and phrases do not translate exactly, and translators must be sensitive to the meaning of the message they are working to convey. At Avantpage, our translators are fluent and experts at providing translations that are audience-appropriate, culturally sensitive and linguistically correct.
For accurate, high-quality Italian translation of marketing materials, product information, healthcare translation, legal documents and much more, Avantpage is an organization you can count on, through every step of the translation process.