Portuguese translators: native and mother-tongue professionals
We recruit the best Portuguese translators for your specific project. Sworn, legal or technical translations in Portuguese. Also captioning, transcription and translation of subtitles for your corporate videos. Located Spain, our translation agency specializes in the Spanish <> English <> Portuguese language pairs.
In addition to translations from or into Portuguese, we also offer translation services in the following languages:
Mother-tongue translators of Portuguese
One of the aspects to be taken into account before hiring a English-Portuguese translator is that this should be his or her native language. If the translation is from Portuguese into English, they must be native English speakers; but if you need a translation from English into Portuguese, translators should ideally be Lusophones.
Professional linguists with a linguistic college degree in Portuguese and the target language
In addition to being native speakers, all our translators have a college degree in Translation and Interpreting (in Spain or in Brazil, Portugal, etc.). They are professional linguist in their field of expertise for which they have specialised as translators of Portuguese (Law, Engineering, Medicine, Economics, Computer Science…). They have also completed their education in languages and translation techniques.
We translate any type of documents or content between Portuguese and English, or any requestes language
Patents, birth, marriage or death certificates, technical data sheets, product catalogues, public and private agreements, notarial deeds, adoption procedures, annual accounts, financial statements… Below you will find additional translation and localisation services for the Portuguese language.
Where does Portuguese come from?
Portuguese is a Western Romance language characterized by its nasalization, by the difficulty to distinguish the end and the beginning of words and by its complicated phonetics.
Brazilian Portuguese is set apart not only by accents and colloquial language, but also by its spelling and grammatical rules.
Portuguese is a Romance language spoken by about 220 million people, mainly in Portugal and Brazil, but also in Angola, Mozambique ( Moçambique), Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau (Guiné-Bissau), São Tomé and Príncipe, East Timor (Timor-Leste), Equatorial Guinea and Macao. There are also communities of Portuguese speakers in Goa, Daman and Diu in India, and in Malacca in Malaysia.
Portuguese comes from Latin, which was brought to the Iberian Peninsula by Roman soldiers, settlers and merchants from 218 BC. The first records of a clearly Portuguese language appear in administrative documents dating from the 9th century AD. In 1290 King Denis decreed that Portuguese, then simply called "the common language", should be known as the Portuguese language and should be used officially.
In 1916 Portugal adopted a reformed Portuguese spelling (nova ortografia), in which words were written more in accordance to their pronunciation. A slightly modified form was adopted in Brazil in 1943 and revised in 1970. In 2009, a new spelling was introduced in Brazil that aims to unify the written Portuguese of all Lusophone countries. The date for adoption in the other Portuguese-speaking countries has not yet been set.
More information about the Portuguese language