The Language Room has been providing German language translation, interpretation and voice-over/dubbing services for close to ten years for several clients based in not only the UK, but Germany and Switzerland as well. We make sure your requirements are covered and deliver exactly what you need thanks to our team of experienced project managers, qualified translators and trusted linguists.
What services do we offer in German language?
All our services involving German are listed below. Please click for more information.
If you cannot find the service you are looking for, simply contact us to discuss your project and request a quotation. We are more than happy to help you with any question or request you may have.
Facts about German
- German is an official language in 6 countries (Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Luxemburg and Lichtenstein) and is spoken in 40 other countries.
- German was the language of commerce and government in the Habsburg Empire, which encompassed a large area of Central and Eastern Europe. Until the mid-19th century, it was essentially the language of townspeople throughout most of the Empire.
- Time is counted with respect to the next hour, rather than the previous one. If a German tells you that it is halb drei (“half three”), you might assume that it’s 3:30. However, you’d be wrong: in German, you report time by counting the minutes to the next hour, so “half three” means that it’s half an hour until three: in other words, it’s 2:30.
- English and German share 60% of their vocabulary. Given their close relation, German and English share more than half of their vocabulary — so if you know English, you’re already halfway there to speaking German! In comparison, English and French share just 27% of theirs.