Did You Know the Most Expensive Language Translations of the World

admin | Dec 21, 2018

Most of us come across some types of translation in our day-to-day lives. You might have seen some languages are more difficult while others are easy to translate. For example –English is much lucid and easier than German.

Hence, translations in certain languages are also expensive due to their difficulty level.  There are languages that are more common than others, for geographical reasons, demand, language’s reach, among other factors; in terms of translations. So, they do not pose any difficulty in trying to find linguistic resources.

African Native Language Translations

African native language translations pose challenges. It is especially common when we are translating the rare languages. As we delve deeper into more regional dialects of African Ethnic Groups, translating them to common global languages is found to be tougher. Hence, translation in Swahili, Yoruba, Amharic, and Zulu is expensive.

Latin American Indigenous Languages

Some Native American indigenous languages like Quechua, Guarani, Tupi-Guarani, Aymara, Wayuu are spoken in Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Ecuador, and Colombia. These languages are common in these regions. Hence, when the need arises to translate them in other global languages, it becomes a challenge as there are few linguists. So these are the expensive language translations.

Southeast Asiatic Languages

Generally speaking, Southeast Asian Languages have few linguistic resources in the world. You might have heard of Japanese reluctance to other languages, or the script of the Chinese language. Though these are one of the most common languages in these regions, linguistic resources in these languages are hard to find, for one reason or another.

Toughest European Language Translation

Most of the Nordic Languages like Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish are expensive as there are a few translators who specialize in these languages seeing their difficulty level. But, globally these developed countries see most human interactions. Thus, translators for the combinations like English to Norwegian, German to Norwegian and Spanish to Norwegian, are among the rarest ones. Norwegian is definitely one of the most expensive languages in the world.

So, if you are looking for translation in any of these languages, get ready to pay hefty charges. Finding linguists living in other than native countries may be a cheaper alternative. Keep reading more of our posts on amazing facts of translations