Khmer Translation Services

Khmer to English

Khmer (Central) is a language of Cambodia. Central Khmer has a classification of Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Eastern Mon-Khmer, and Khmer. Central Khmer is spoken throughout Cambodia, along with Canada, China, France, Laos, USA, and Viet Nam.

There are about 12,110,000 people who speak Khmer (Central) in Cambodia, as of 2004. The total population of all of the Central Khmer speaking people in the world is about 13,276,000 (which means that 1,166,000 people speak Central Khmer outside of Cambodia).

Some other names for Central Khmer are Khmer and Cambodian.

The Central Khmer dialects are different from the Northern Khmer dialects of Thailand.

Central Khmer is an official language and has about 1,000,000 people who speak Central Khmer as a second language. About 35% of the population of Cambodia over 15 years old cannot read or write Khmer. Khmer was first writing during the period of Indian influence and was used in the bible from 1954-1998.

Interesting Fact

The Khmer alphabet is descended from the Brahmi script of ancient India by way of the Pallava script, which was used in southern India and South East Asia during the 5th and 6th Centuries AD.

The oldest dated inscription in Khmer, found at Angkor Borei in Takev Province south of Phnom Penh, dates from 611 AD.

How We Help

We are a professional translation company with the experience and a reputation you can trust! Certified to ISO 17100, which mandates EVERY Khmer translation be revised / proofread by a second professional Khmer translator. This ISO certification is an assurance our translation company has met a wide range of process and quality assurance mechanisms that correlate in giving our clients confidence in our Khmer translations.

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Our Team

We have specialist teams of professional linguists in various fields and competences. Our translators are experts in their industry, with relevant knowledge and experience. We assign translation teams to work according to their business sector skill sets.

Our mother tongue Khmer translators and interpreters are dispersed all around the world. Our global Project Management presence and dispersed teams of Khmer translators means that we can handle your project professionally, even when you have tight turnaround requirements.

Things to Consider

Khmer Transcreation

There are a wide range cultural aspects in the Khmer speaking world that can vary quite significantly depending on the region. For example, many colors, symbols, and region-specific slang can have unintended implications. It is vital that text be adapted accordingly.

In the translation industry we use the term ‘Transcreation’ to refer to this adaptation of a text to suit the cultural understanding of a specific target audience.

It can be a challenging task for a business to expand into the Khmer market. It’s vitally important that marketing and advertising messages are correctly adapted to this audience, while not compromising the original purpose, style, tone, and context of the message. An awareness of local cultural nuances and adapting your text accordingly is why our Khmer translators only translate into their native tongue.

Khmer Website Localization

In the age of globalization, localizing your website is a highly cost-effective investment and an easy way to expand your business presence in that target market. We can professionally translate your website into Khmer to retain its meaning and flavor as per your original content. Don’t insult your prospective customers by using a “free website translation tool” that risks showing disrespect before even building a client relationship. We can work in HTML, XML, ASP, PHP, GIF, JPEG, Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, PNG, and other Content Management Systems.

Translation Services Available

We can translate any of the following documents for you:

• Annual Reports
• Audit Statements
• Brochures
• Business / Corporate
• Contract and Agreements
• Employee Handbooks
• Employment Agreements
• Financial Reports

Contact us today to get a free, no obligation quote for your Khmer business translation project!

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