Professional French Translation

French language facts

  • There are about 260 million French native speakers, making it one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.
  • There are 29 independent nations where French is an official language.
  • French is used by many international organizations such as NATO, the Olympics committee, the WTO, and more.
  • French is the only language aside from English that is taught in every country of the world, with 100+ million students worldwide.
French translation tips
French Canadian vs. European French

When translating your content into either Canadian French or European French, you should decide early on which market you’re localizing for. French Canadian is distinct from the French spoken in France. Just because your content is localized into French doesn’t mean it will be understood by both audiences. As such, you shouldn’t make the mistake of using one language for both markets. Subtle discrepancies such as appropriate word choices (e.g. the term for shoes: chaussures v. souliers) can be a driving factor in forming quality relationships with customers.

Translation text expansion

French translations are often lengthier than their English counterparts, as translations from English into French require about 15–20% more words. This unique linguistic feature should be taken into consideration when localizing your website or app into French.

French translation services

Gengo is a leading provider in professional French translation. Whether you’re looking to translate from French into English or if you’re looking for an English to French translation, no other LSP can provide high quality and fast results at such low rates.

Our areas of expertise

If you plan on expanding into French speaking markets, you’re going to need to translate all your content into French. Gengo supports French translation of a wide range of document and content types, including:

  • Product description translation
  • French website translation
  • French app localization
  • Customer support materials
  • Travel listings and guides
  • Online news articles
  • User generated content
  • Marketing copy, ads and social media translation
  • French document translation
  • Emails, letters and more
Quality you can trust

When translating into or from French, it’s pivotal to work with qualified translators who are native speakers of the target language. With thousands of professional French translators on our platform, you’ll receive excellent quality, fast. In addition, we can create custom translator teams for your unique project, ensuring the best quality and consistency across projects.

Simple pricing

Choose between two different levels of quality to match your needs. Enjoy simple, per-word pricing with no contracts, no upfront fees, and no negotiation. Learn more about our pricing.

Speed and scale

On a tight deadline? Receive professional translations to and from French online within a few hours. No contracts, no upfront fees, no negotiation. Whether you need a French translation that’s 200 or two million words, we can help—no job is too large or too small.

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I’ve been impressed with the quality and speed of the translations that Gengo delivers.
Jeff Chin, Product Manager at Google
The Huffington Post
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