Fast, affordable & scalable professional Spanish translation
Gengo offers on-demand and high-quality Spanish translation services at affordable rates. Thousands of companies—both large and small—trust Gengo to fuel their global growth.
Working with Gengo gives you access to thousands of certified translators who have years of translation and localization experience, as well as our intuitive platform and embedded quality tools. Our expert team can help you manage projects of any size to find a flexible, efficient and economical solution for your translation needs.
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English to Spanish Translation
Localizing English content into Spanish (and vice versa) can pose significant challenges for translators. For one, like most languages, Spanish contains its own cultural nuances that require creativity and a strong knowledge of both languages to overcome. Formal titles and a formal version of the pronoun “you” are often used in particular contexts, for example, and nicknames are common.
What’s more, although the basic word order of sentences in Spanish and English are similar, Spanish is more flexible, with words that are to be stressed often placed at the end of the sentence. Again, challenges such as these require any translator to possess a deep knowledge of the language and its complexities to avoid non-natural syntax.
Spanish translation tips
Latin American vs. European Spanish
Translation is the best way to reach Spanish speakers, but there’s an important choice you have to make: Which Spanish do you choose? Like there are many discrepancies between American and British English, there are also many differences between the Spanish spoken in Spain and the Spanish spoken in Latin America. When translating into Spanish, it’s absolutely essential to know your target market, as terms and phrases used in one region may not make sense to other Spanish speakers.
Translation text expansion
Spanish is a very poetic and expressive language. As such, sentences tend to elongate during the translation process. When you translate from English to Spanish, text is likely to expand by up to 25%. This is because Spanish generally uses more words to describe something compared to English.
Popular Spanish translation phrases
Here are some of the most popular and searched for English phrases and their Spanish translations.
|What to translate from English||Spanish translation|
|“how are you?”||¿cómo estás?|
|“I love you”||te quiero|
|“happy new year!”||feliz año nuevo!|
|“I miss you”||te echo de menos|
|“happy birthday!”||¡Feliz cumpleaños!|
Spanish language facts
Estimated to be the world’s second-most spoken language, Spanish is part of the Ibero-Romance language family which also includes Portuguese, Catalan and Galician. Spanish also shares many similarities with other Romance languages such as Italian and French, while differing significantly from other European languages like English, German and Dutch.
- There are over 400 million Spanish speakers worldwide, making it the second most spoken language in the world.
- Spanish is the official language of 21 countries across Europe, Africa, and Central, South and North America.
- Spanish is classified as a Romance language, along with Italian, Catalan, Portuguese, French and Romanian.
- The use of Spanish online has risen by 800% within the last three years.
- An estimated 18 million students are currently studying Spanish as a foreign language.
Spanish, a global language
Spanish is one of the world’s most spoken native languages as it’s the mother tongue of 480 million people. Another 90 million people have Spanish as their 2nd language. It is not only spoken in Spain but also in all of Latin America except for Brazil.
Although Spanish speakers can understand each other quite well all over the world, there are slight regional differences. Spanish of the Americas is relatively more influenced by English while Spanish from the Iberian peninsula is more influenced by French. A famous example is the Latin American word for computer, computadora, which in Spain is called ordenador. Which is closely related to the French ordinateur.
Gengo’s Spanish experts are aware of these cultural differences and include them in the translations of your content. They will translate to the correct expressions for your target audience.
Spanish translation services
Gengo is a leading provider in professional English to Spanish translation. With thousands of professional English-Spanish translators located worldwide, no other translation company can provide fast and high quality Spanish business translation at a more competitive rate.
Gengo ensures quality English to Spanish translation at scale. Our platform draws from a network of hundreds of English-Spanish native speakers with full command over the language and years of professional experience translating into and out of Latin American and European Spanish. Rest assured, you’ll get top quality at the best prices in the industry.
While other companies charge translation rates per hour or per page, Gengo keeps pricing easy with simple, per word rates. Enjoy translation rates starting at $0.05/word, with no contracts, no upfront fees, and no negotiation. Learn more about our pricing.
On a tight deadline? With thousands of native Spanish speakers on duty 24/7, you’ll get fast and scalable translation. Whether you need to translate a tweet or your website into Spanish, we can help—no job is too large or too small.
If you want to succeed in Spanish speaking markets, you’ll need to translate all your content into the language. Gengo supports Spanish translation of a wide range of document and content types, including:
- Spanish website localization
- Spanish mobile app localization
- Spanish game localization
- Spanish product description translation
- Customer support translation
- Translate marketing copy, ads and social media
- Translate news articles and entertainment
- Translate travel listings and guides
- Spanish document translation
- Translate emails, letters and more
Gengo’s Spanish translators are experts in their field with years of professional translation experience under their belts. This is why Gengo is trusted by global companies like YouTube, Airbnb and Sony to translate content at high quality and lightning speed. Our innovative translation platform and global network means that no matter the size or complexity of your Spanish translation project, we are able to deliver on time, every time, with quality assured.
If you are looking to translate your English content not only to Spanish, here are some more available languages:
- Japanese translator, see Japanese translation
- Chinese translator, see Chinese translation
- German translator, see German translation
- Portuguese translator, see Portuguese translation
- Dutch translator, see Dutch translation
- Italian translator, see Italian translation
- French translator, see French translation
- Arabic translator, see Arabic translation