Romanian Translation Services
Business Language Services has been a leading language service provider for over 25 years. From our Head Office in Cardiff, Wales, we serve businesses throughout the UK and around the world. We specialise in Romanian translation (both English to Romanian and Romanian to English translation). We work with an extensive network of fully qualified and highly experienced Romanian translators, and all of our translations are reviewed by professional proof readers, to ensure the best quality.
BLS is a Corporate Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) and a Full Member of the Association of Translation Companies (ATC). We have also been certified to ISO 9001:2008 standard, and as such we guarantee to operate within all the relevant industry-regulated guidelines.
All of our in-house project managers are linguists first and foremost. Their experience, supported by a selection of Romanian translators, editors and proofreaders, means that we can offer the highest quality translation, specifically suited to your needs. We pride ourselves on our strong collaboration with our translators, and work together to ensure that the right people are matched to each project. Every Romanian translator we work with must first fulfil strict criteria, as well as pass at least one test translation. We also monitor and review all translation work on a regular basis, to ensure continued quality levels.
We have a wealth of expertise working on Romanian translations. We work with several clients on ongoing, regular projects, providing consistent, high-quality translations, in a number of different fields. Some of these translation projects can extend over a period of weeks or months, and our project managers are well equipped to oversee these long-running projects. We understand how best to coordinate resources, dealing with multiple files and complex, changing requirements. We can work with a variety of different file formats, depending on your specific requirements, including (but not limited to) all the Microsoft Office programs, HTML, PDF and FrameMaker.
A dedicated Project Manager (PM) will be assigned to your project and they will oversee it from start to finish, keeping in touch with you to ensure that you are up to date with progress, and also supervising the resources. All of our PMs are professional translators themselves, and are therefore perfectly placed to offer assistance on any aspect of the project in hand.
At BLS, we understand that every project and every customer is unique, and as such our services are tailored to your needs. We can find a solution to any potential problem, be it a tight deadline or a demanding end client.
BLS has provided face-to-face interpretation services in Romanian for many years, and we work with a number of professional and reliable interpreters. Our experienced Romanian interpreters can provide interpreting services at events or in corporate environments. We have an extensive network of Romanian linguists, both in Wales and across the UK, and every interpreter is individually selected based on their qualifications and experience.
BLS also offers Romanian language training. We can develop a training programme tailored to your requirements, teaching on an individual basis, or in small groups, for you or your staff. Classes can be held at our premises in Cardiff city centre, where we have fully equipped classrooms, or we can come to your workplace at a time to suit you.
Whatever language service you are looking for, at BLS we pride ourselves on our flexible attitude and competitive pricing, so look no further for a personal, professional service.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Romanian Language
Romanian (românǎ) is the official language of Romania and the Republic of Moldova (where it is called Moldovan for political reasons). It is also an official language of the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Serbia, and of the European Union. There are an estimated 28 million speakers worldwide. Romanian minorities and immigrant communities can be found all over the world, most notably in Spain, Italy, the Ukraine, Israel, Russia and the USA. It is taught as a foreign language in 43 countries worldwide. Romania is also a member of the Latin Union, an international organisation of countries that use Romance languages, which aims to protect and promote the cultural heritage of the Latin-influenced world.
The Romanian language derives from Vulgar Latin from the time of the Roman Empire. Due to its geographical location, it was barely influenced by other Romance languages until the mid-nineteenth century and remains one of the most uniform languages in Europe today. The language closest to Romanian in lexical terms is Italian, followed by French and Catalan. These languages cannot, however, be considered mutually intelligible.
About one third of Romanian vocabulary is thought to be derived from Slavic languages, and many more modern words have been ‘borrowed’ from other Romance languages, such as French and Italian (e.g. ‘birou’ for ‘desk/office’). More recently, English has had a greater influence, lending words such as ‘football’ (fotbal) and ‘sandwich’ (sandvis). Romanian has 22 consonants and 9 vowels. The letters ‘k’, ‘q’, ‘w’ and ‘y’, however, were only introduced to the language in 1982 and are mostly used in loanwords such as ‘yoga’ and ‘kilogram’.
The Romanian language is regulated by the Academia Românǎ, an autonomous cultural forum, founded in 1866, for the promotion of Romanian language and literature, the study of Romanian history and to undertake scientific research.
The ancient kingdom of Dacia corresponds to modern-day Romania, Moldova and northern Bulgaria. The Roman Empire conquered this region and exploited its rich ore deposits, but it was the first region to be abandoned. This conquest is the basis of the origins of Romanians. Different peoples later settled in the area, including the Goths, the Huns and the Ottomans. Romania was recognised internationally as an independent state in 1878, a year after claiming independence from the Ottoman Empire.
Transylvania occupies a large area of modern-day Romania and is the fictional home of Count Dracula, arguably the most famous vampire in the world, and real home of his author’s inspiration, Vlad the Impaler. Vlad Dracul (Vlad the Dragon), as he was also known, is somewhat of a folk hero in Romania, having been thought to have killed up to 100,000 Ottoman Turks during their invasion.