English<>Estonian Legal Translations
Our Translation Company is located in Spain and offers services for Spanish<>English<>Estonian. Our Estonian-native translators are legal professionals and are aware of the legal context in Estonia.
What exactly is meant by English-Estonian Legal Translation?
Legal translation is focused on a wide variety of documents such as wills, court and financial documents, declarations, patents or court decrees.
Legal translators of Estonian must have a good knowledge of the legal system of the country from which the document originates. In order to avoid misleading translations, they must also have an extensive knowledge of both English law and the law that applies to Estonia.
In a globalized world where companies from all over the world can do business, legal translation takes on a very important role. We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that not all legal translations need to be official (certified). Translations from or into Estonian should only be officially certified when requested by an official institution, agency or department. So be sure to check if an official, certified or sworn translation is required in Estonia, or if maybe a simple translation Estonian<>English will do.
Estonian Legal Translation differ from other types of translation
Legal documents in Estonian, unlike other documents such as a general web site, have a specific terminology. Our Estonian Legal Translators are able to correctly translate these concepts into English or Spanish. They do not simply replace one word for another.
The choice of certain words in a legal text has a very specific and precise meaning. On the other hand, any ambiguity or inaccuracy can invalidate a legally binding document. A small mistake could have significant financial and/or legal consequences.
Legal jargon of each country (UK, Estonia…) is complex and its terminology can be very specific. Add to this the cultural and regional differences in territories where Estonian is spoken, and you can understand how difficult legal translation can be.
Legal translators translate a legal concept from English into Estonian or vice versa. To be legally binding, the English and the legal Estonian terminology must be unambiguous.
Textual references for Estonian Legal Translators
All legal translators of Estonian turn to reference works to do their job. For example, specialized dictionaries and glossaries, codes, laws and legal doctrine, both in English and from countries like Estonia.
Legal translators frequently check out civil and criminal procedure codes and regulatory rules. In these reference books they usually find precise descriptions in Estonian and in English of each legal concept.
Referral sources help translators confirm that they are using the appropriate terms used in a given legal proceeding. The work of a legal Estonian-English translator is very precise and painstaking. In addition to these specialised legal researches, Estonian translators use computer aided translation tools like TM (Translation Memories) and Multilingual Term Bases. Translation Memories let them find pieces of text already translated by them or by other translators. Specific Estonian Machine Translation engines are also used in combination with TM and have proven to be very useful.
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A quick overview of the Estonian language
Estonian is a Finno-Ugric language, a European subgroup of the Uralic language family. Estonian is closely related to Finnish, so much so that Finns and Estonians can easily understand each other.
In general there are two dialects: Northern Estonian, which is spoken in most part of the country and also forms the basis of the written language; and the southern dialect, south of Tartul. In the course of its more recent history, Estonian has been subject to linguistic influences from both high and low German, and during the past century especially from Russian.