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Our translators and editors are fluent in English as well as simplified and traditional Chinese, and also possess thorough industry experience.

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Chinese Connects follows an effective process to ensure quality translations

Our translators are not simply people who are good at translating pieces of information word by word. They are educated in the industry and pick up on nuances that would otherwise be lost by inexperienced translators.

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At Chinese Connects we are a team of passionate translators

The founder spent many years working with translation companies throughout China and Taiwan as well as in the US, and has gathered a team of experienced and educated individuals to make up Chinese Connects.

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Prospective customers are offered 100 words of translation for free.

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How Good Translation Pays for Itself

Everyone has heard funny stories about bad translations involving Chinese and English. One needn’t look any further than the streets of Beijing to find hundreds of examples of hilarious bilingual signs. They range from the obvious typo (长城宽带 / Great Wall Broadbang Network) and the simply amusing (家常菜 / Homely Style Food) ….

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The Impact of Chinese Translation

Beginning in 1953, the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) started laying out a series of social and economic development initiatives in the form of “Five-year Plans.” From the very onset, great emphasis was placed on technology and manufacturing, launching an intensive program of industrial growth that established a firm, modern technological foundation for heavy industries such as iron and steel, coal mining, cement production, electricity generation and machine building. Read more.

Specialized Translations

The Expertise Factor

One of the surest ways to tell the difference between an expert and a layman in any field is their use of specialized language. The expert is a master of nomenclature, fluent with the signs, symbols and phrasings of a particular science, discipline or art. The layman uses common terms in discussing technical matters, betraying a lack of extensive knowledge of the subject. Read more.

Recent Blog Posts

The Legend of Pan Gu: A Chinese Origin Story

Written on July 3, 2016

Every culture has its own origin stories, and the Chinese are no exception. According to Chinese folklore, the heavens and earth were created by a giant named Pan Gu. The legend of Pan Gu separating the heavens and earth, which was first recorded in a document dating back to the Three Kingdoms period (220 AD … Read More

The Han Dynasty and Its Significance in Chinese History

Written on June 29, 2016

The Han Dynasty was a period in Chinese history that lasted from 206 BC to 220 AD. Its legacy, however, can be observed in China to this day. The name in Chinese for the Chinese language itself is hanyu, literally “the Han language.” The most populous ethnic group in China, which makes up 92% of … Read More

Chinese Dumplings – Origin and Culture of China’s Iconic Dish

Written on June 24, 2016

Dumplings are without a doubt one of the most iconic dishes in Chinese cuisine. They are enjoyed by people throughout China, and have become a staple in Chinese restaurants all over the world. However, not many are aware of the origins of this popular dish, or its important role in Chinese culture, historically as well … Read More

Popular Chinese Idioms that are Useful in Everyday Life

Written on June 19, 2016

The modern Chinese language makes frequent use of idioms, both in writing as well as in everyday conversation. A vast majority of these idioms are in the form of four-character expressions. Many are distilled from some very old stories, and the idioms themselves are essentially summaries of these stories. In this blog post, I will … Read More

Peking University – A Brief History of Beijing’s Top School

Written on June 13, 2016

Peking University is one of the most prestigious universities in China, and probably the best-known Chinese university internationally. It is a dream school for many of the millions of students each year who participate in China’s college entrance examinations; however, only a small fraction of those who apply will be able to satisfy its extremely … Read More