Mandarin Interpreters in Los Angeles
The Mandarin dialect of the Chinese language falls into the category of one of the top 3 spoken languages in the United States. Los Angeles in particular has almost 55,000 mandarin speakers in itself. Whether you venture to Los Angeles or are a resident here, you will find that many businesses, shops, and restaurants are owned and ran by Mandarin speakers. With so much diversity, a Mandarin interpreter in Los Angeles comes as a frequent request. Since Los Angeles has such a large Chinese community, the Mandarin interpreters are there to bridge the gap of the language barrier to ease the flow of communication.
Los Angeles’ Chinatown
Old Chinatown – The first Chinese person to arrive in Los Angeles was recorded in 1852 and by 1870, “Chinatown” came to be. It was located on Calle de Los Negros. It had roughly 200 hundred mostly male Chinese residents. Their occupations were laundrymen, market gardeners, road builders, agricultural and ranch workers. The boost in Los Angeles’s economy came from Chinatown’s laundry and produce services, which helped Chinatown flourish and expand bringing a population of about 3,000. The expansion led to the coverage of about 15 streets and alleys and about 200 building units. There was a Chinese opera theater, three temples, a newspaper, and its own telephone exchange. Soon enough, more and more women came to Chinatown which planted the seed for families with children in the area. With the coming of restaurants, curio shops, and entertainment spots, Chinatown would soon become an attraction for American Tourists.
New Chinatown – On June 25, 1938, the first modern American Chinatown was unveiled in the city of Los Angeles, CA by Governor Merriam. It was dedicated to a gala Grand Opening ceremony at Chinatown’s Central plaza. This area was owned and built from the ground up by the Chinese American community. This paved the way for the Chinatown we all know and love today. Originally when it first opened, New Chinatown mostly consisted of restaurants, shops, grocery stores, Chinese delis, offices, and herbal stores which were relocated from Los Angeles’ Old Chinatown about a mile away. Today, you will find that Chinatown is an active celebration spot for Chinese New Year, Chinatown Summer Nights, Moon Festival, and CicLAvia. Chinatown businesses are still open daily.
CIT in Los Angeles
When it comes to choosing a Mandarin interpreter in the city of Los Angeles, there is only one place to turn to. CIT has an exclusive network of Mandarin interpreters that cover the Greater Los Angeles Area. We cover all areas of interpretation including consecutive, simultaneous, on-site, telephonic, and video interpreting. Our interpreters are highly qualified and have a wide range of knowledge of the Mandarin dialect.
Our interpreters excel in the areas of legal, medical, education, and more. We get all assignments covered even within a day’s notice. Our Mandarin interpreters take the time to do their research on the subject matter they will be interpreting for. This ensures a smooth and accurate interpreting experience.