English<>Slovak Legal Translations
Our Translation Company is located in Spain and offers services for Spanish<>English<>Slovak. Our Slovak-native translators are legal professionals and are aware of the legal context in Slovakia.
What exactly is meant by English-Slovak 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 Slovak 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 Slovakia.
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 Slovak 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 Slovakia, or if maybe a simple translation Slovak<>English will do.
Slovak Legal Translation differ from other types of translation
Legal documents in Slovak, unlike other documents such as a general web site, have a specific terminology. Our Slovak 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, Slovakia…) is complex and its terminology can be very specific. Add to this the cultural and regional differences in territories where Slovak is spoken, and you can understand how difficult legal translation can be.
Legal translators translate a legal concept from English into Slovak or vice versa. To be legally binding, the English and the legal Slovak terminology must be unambiguous.
Textual references for Slovak Legal Translators
All legal translators of Slovak 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 Slovakia.
Legal translators frequently check out civil and criminal procedure codes and regulatory rules. In these reference books they usually find precise descriptions in Slovak 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 Slovak-English translator is very precise and painstaking. In addition to these specialised legal researches, Slovak 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 Slovak Machine Translation engines are also used in combination with TM and have proven to be very useful.
Where is Slovak spoken?
5.4 million Slovaks speak Slovak (slovenčina in Slovak) as their mother tongue. More than 70% of Slovaks have access to the Internet.
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A quick overview of the Slovak language
Slovak has been known as a dialect since the 10th century and as a written language since the 18th century.
Slovak is a West Slavic language spoken by about 5.6 million people in Slovakia and also in Canada, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Ukraine and the United States. Slovak is closely related to Czech, Polish and Sorbian.
Documents in Slovak began to appear in the 15th century. The literary standard of Slovak did not appear until the 19th century. Slovak literature flourished between 1918 and 1938 when the Slovak-speaking territory became part of Czechoslovakia, although not all Czechs recognized Slovak as a distinct language.
Since the disappearance of Czechoslovakia in 1993, Slovakia is an independent country and the Slovak and Czech languages have begun to drift apart, although their speakers continue to understand each other.