Top Benefits of Working With a Professional Georgian Translator
Did you know that Georgia is the 7th easiest country to do business in according to the World Bank?
That puts it right behind the United States (at #6) and right before the United Kingdom (at #8). Not bad for a relatively small country that most people mistake for a U.S. state.
To tap into that promising market, you’ll need to master the language so you can read, write, and speak effectively. Doing that yourself will be very difficult. Hiring an expert Georgian translator, on the other hand, will be as easy as, well, doing business in Georgia! Let’s take a look at the top benefits of translation services alongside fascinating facts about the language itself.
The Georgian language is the official language of Georgia, a country that sits at the crossroads between Europe and Asia. Roughly 3.4 million of its citizens speak the Georgian language. Alongside that, a few hundred thousand speak it in bordering countries.
Due to its historic role as part of the Silk Road, the Georgian language also has plenty of borrowed words from Turkish, Persian, and Arabic.
Let’s take a look at some of those words.
Saying “Hello” in Georgian
When Georgian speakers meet each other, they don’t say “Hello.” Instead, they say, “Gamarjoba” — a word that means “victory.”
This unique greeting gives a hint into the country’s complicated past, but it also tells you that people strive to create a better future.
Three Kinds of “Yes”
Unlike English, Georgian has three distinct forms of “yes.”
In formal situations, you say “diakh.” In informal situations, “ki” is fine. Among friends and family, “ho” is sufficient.
Knowing when to use each form is important for spoken communication. It’s also important for written documents that translate English to Georgian while keeping the right formality.
The Georgian number system is based on 20 rather than 10. For example, the number “67” is “samotsdashvidi” which means “three-twenty and seven.”
The Georgian Economy Is Growing
As we saw above, the World Bank holds high praise for Georgia’s developing economy.
It has overcome many difficulties to remain “very high” on the Human Development Index. This index looks at everything from life expectancy and education to income to socio-economic stability.
Alongside that, poverty, corruption, and unemployment have dramatically reduced over recent years.
All that’s to say, it’s a country on the rise.
The Georgian Language: Easy or Difficult?
The Foreign Service Institute rates languages based on how difficult they are to learn for a native English speaker. Category 1 is relatively easy and category 4 is the hardest. Georgian is considered a category 3 language.
That means there are significant cultural and linguistic differences that make it hard to learn for native English speakers.
Basic greetings, numbers, and food vocabulary may be relatively simple. However, once you move onto the verb system and get into technical matters that require precision, it becomes incredibly difficult to master.
That’s why it’s essential to find the best Georgian translator who can do that for you.
Benefits of Hiring a Georgian Translator
The specific benefits of hiring a Georgian translator depend on the needs of the client. That’s why DTS Language Services provides a broad range of translations that include everything from technical documents and video transcriptions to website copy, phone calls, and in-person meetings.
These translations focus on five main industries:
- life sciences and medical
- technical and manufacturing
- financial and legal
Let’s take a look at how DTS can help your business with both written and spoken translations.
Translate Technical Documents With Accuracy
Although Google Translate is pretty remarkable, it’s still (very) far from perfect.
That becomes abundantly clear when you start dealing with long texts that require more than a simple word-for-word translation. This can be anything from drug inserts for a pharmaceutical company to service manuals for a manufacturing business.
These kinds of documents are essential to the recovery of your patients and the success of your business, so they must be accurate and easy to understand.
That’s why DTS uses expert human translators. When they translate English to Georgian, you can rest assured that it’s with a deep knowledge of proper context and meaning.
On-Demand Phone Translation Services
Written translations — whether that’s website copy or printed material — are essential to effective communication. However, spoken conversations can also help build a deeper connection with your clients, customers, and connections.
Rather than flying over to Georgia or having a Georgian speaker fly over to your home office, a more cost-effective way to have a spoken conversation is through the phone.
If you don’t speak the same language, however, that presents a problem.
Luckily, DTS offers a simple solution: on-demand phone interpretation.
This service is offered 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. So, regardless of time zones, you’ll be able to easily connect with your Georgian partners. All you have to do is pick up the phone, speak in your native language, and the interpreter will translate to Georgian anything you say.
Sometimes written translations and phone conversations work perfectly. Other times, the nature of a business deal is so sensitive or specific that it requires an in-person meeting.
For situations like this, DTS can provide on-site interpretations.
Although video conferencing is becoming more common, sometimes there’s nothing better than an in-person meet-and-greet.
Grow Your Business With Georgian Translations
The World Bank and other organizations agree that Georgia has a promising future. For individuals and businesses looking to take part in that future, in-depth knowledge of the Georgian language is required.
Unless you have time to master that (quite difficult) language, the best way to ensure effective communication is by hiring a Georgian translator.
DTS Language Services can help. Reach out to us to learn more about how our professional translation services can help you break into the Georgian market.