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The Chinese Webmaster’s Top 10 Tips (For Translating Websites for Chinese Markets)

By translationservices On March 23, 2010 2 COMMENTs

So you’re a webmaster tasked to translate one of your client’s websites “into Chinese.”  Before you embark on this daunting task, here are ten tips to remember when you aim to make a professional, highly-polished translation.

1. Use Mandarin Chinese.

China is huge, and it’s got several dialects. But it does have one official language all Chinese understand – Mandarin.  This particular dialect is also traditionally the most widely-used of all the Chinese dialects, even more than Cantonese.  So unless it’s targeting a particular Chinese market, the website should be translated into Mandarin Chinese.

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