High-Quality German Translation Services
AD VERBUM offers you our professional German translation services. Our highly reliable, affordable and fast translation services have been the first choice of our clients across the globe for over a decade.
German is one of core European languages with approximately 220 million speakers across the globe. With the help of our network of experienced and tested linguists, the AD VERBUM team offers you access to German speakers from any market and industry.
Or perhaps you're looking for German to English translation? We've got you covered on that too!
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AD VERBUM pricing plans are designed to provide our clients with maximum flexibility when translating from or into German. Every plan includes Translation Memory support which results in lower costs for all of your translation projects, at no extra charge!
AD VERBUM provides a wide range of professional human-driven English to German B2B Translation and Localization Services, covering a multitude of content types.
And many more! Contact us and let us know what type of content you wish to translate from English into German.
Industries we Serve
We cover a multitude of industries for our English into German translation services.
AD VERBUM hosts a global network of German Translators who are experts in their respective fields, with years of both linguistic expertise and hands-on professional experience in their industry.
Clients choose AD VERBUM’s translation services, as we are able to deliver high-quality German translations on time, every time, thanks to our innovative approach to translation, which uses the latest translation industry technologies, and has high quality in mind for every stage of the project. Regardless of their size and complexity.
English to German Translation
When you translate from English to German, you have to keep in mind several key factors that make English to German translation highly complex for translators.
German is more complex than English when it comes to grammatical cases.
While English uses nominatives, accusatives and genitives for pronouns (I, me, my, mine, etc.), German has nominatives, accusatives, datives and genitives for nouns.
Long German compound words
A unique feature of the German language is its extensive usage of the so-called “compound words”. In German, you can combine two, three, or in some cases even more nouns into a new, unique word. Here are a few examples:
|German Compound Word||Literal Translation||English Word|
|das Flugzeug||fly thing||aeroplane|
|der Ohrwurm||ear worm||catchy tune|
|die Naschkatze||treat cat||person with a sweet tooth|
|der Pechvogel||bad luck bird||unlucky person|
|der Scheinwerfer||shine thrower||headlight|
|das Drachenfutter||dragon fodder||apology gift (given to a spouse)|
Grammatical gender in German language
In German, all nouns are categorized into 3 genders: masculine, feminine and neuter.
Gender is not relevant to the plural form of nouns. Therefore, when you talk about an object in German, you have to first determine its gender.
|Gender||Definite article||Indefinite article|
German Language Facts
Here are some interesting facts about the German language:
German is a popular language, with approximately 220 million speakers across the globe.
German is the official language of the following six countries: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Switzerland.
German is a dominant European language with over 100 million speakers in Europe.
Both part of the West-Germanic language group, English and German share 60% of their vocabulary.
All nouns in the German language are capitalized.
The first ever printed book was published in German.
The third most widely taught language in the world is German.
German Translation Tips
When translating from or into German, keep the following tips in mind to achieve a better translation!
Implicit versus explicit:
What is implicit in the English language will frequently be explicit in German. This is especially relevant when it comes to business German.
An example – computer, an interactive device that is used for multimedia communications, should be plugged into the wall socket.
Even though the middle part of the sentence is an absolute exaggeration, in business German that is absolutely fine and very common.
Text expansion or shortening:
Due to the difference discussed above, the translated text will either be longer (if translating from English into German) or shorter (if translating from German into English). The resulting greater or smaller volume of text will require the adjustment of the content layout.
Long sentences and the absence of commas:
German sentences are commonly very long and their syntax is complex. When translating from German into English, one German sentence is frequently split into two or even three English sentences, because sentences in English tend to be much shorter than in German.
German in general, and business German in particular, is a very formal language, especially in comparison with American English and British English (to a lesser extent). The difference can be easily spotted in business culture between, for example, American English and German, where the former will be significantly less formal than the latter.
Popular German Translation Examples
|German Word||English Translation|
|Guten Morgen||Good morning|
|Guten Tag||Good day|
|Guten Abend||Good evening|
|Gute Nacht||Good night|
Nichts zu danken*
(practically they all mean the same)
|You are welcome|
|Kein Problem||No problem|
|Vielen Dank||Thank you very much|
|Auf Wiedersehen||Good bye|