Serbian translators: native and mother-tongue professionals
We recruit the best Serbian translators for your specific project. Sworn, legal or technical translations in Serbian. Also captioning, transcription and translation of subtitles for your corporate videos. Located Spain, our translation agency specializes in the Spanish <> English <> Serbian language pairs.
In addition to translations from or into Serbian, we also offer translation services in the following languages:
Who speaks Serbian?
Serbian (српски / srpski in Serbian) is the official language of Serbia. After the break-up of Yugoslavia, Serbo-Croat, defined as the common language of Serbs, Croats, Bosnians and Montenegrins, was officially divided into three languages whose speakers understand each other: Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian.
Mother-tongue translators of Serbian
One of the aspects to be taken into account before hiring a English-Serbian translator is that this should be his or her native language. If the translation is from Serbian into English, they must be native English speakers; but if you need a translation from English into Serbian, translators should ideally be Serbs.
Professional linguists with a linguistic college degree in Serbian 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 Serbia, etc.). They are professional linguist in their field of expertise for which they have specialised as translators of Serbian (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 Serbian 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 Serbian language.
Where does Serbian come from?
Serbian is a South Slavic language that is mainly spoken in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and Macedonia by about 9-10 million people. It is official in Serbia, and it is the main language of the Serbs.
The Glagolitic script was initially used to write Serbian since the 11th century. It was later replaced by the Cyrillic script, and the modern Serbian Cyrillic script was designed in 1814 by the Serbian linguist Vuk Karadžić, while the Latin Serbian alphabet was invented by the Croatian linguist Ljudevit Gaj in 1830. Serbian is currently written in the Cyrillic and Latin scripts, both of which are officially recognized, although Cyrillic became the official alphabet of the Serbian government in 2006. Literate Serbs are able to read and write their language in both alphabets, and media organizations often choose to use one or the other.
Until the mid-19th century there was no standard written form of Serbian, although there was a lot of literature. In 1850, a group of Serbian and Croatian writers and linguists decided to create a standard written form based on the widely used Štokavian dialect.
The modern Serbian literary standard developed from this written form, which was the official language of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1918 to 1991. After the disintegration of Yugoslavia in 1991, distinct written and spoken languages began to emerge in the different countries that made up the former Yugoslavia.
More information about the Serbian language