Arabic Translator & Interpreter

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Arabic interpreters and translators

Cal Interpreting & Translations (CIT) provides Arabic translation services for various Semitic languages in including Aramaic and, Hebrew.

Our Arabic interpreters and translators are experienced in legal, medical, and specialty experience, including criminal and civil matters, employee meetings, engineering, patent cases, labor disputes, immigration and more. 

Although based in Los Angeles, CIT offers comprehensive Arabic language services including interpretation, translation and transcription, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, worldwide. Our interpreters and translators are native speakers who have been screened, certified, have provided credentials, field tested, and kept up to date with developments in both English and the Arabic language through means such as lectures, conferences, and travel. CIT’s Arabic language interpreters and translators possess in depth knowledge of the Arabic language, as well as of the culture and history of the Arabic people, allowing them to provide informed and complete interpretation and translation.

It’s important to note that Arabic is not the same as or in the same language family as Farsi.  

History and Growth of the Arabic Language

The Arabic language, or differing dialects of the language, is becoming one of the most popular languages spoken worldwide. It is among the 6 of the most commonly spoken languages in the world. Arabic has been around for more than 1000 years. Today, over 400 million people speak Arabic. Of all the dialects, Egyptian Arabic is known to be the “true” Arabic and is the most commonly spoken dialect of Arabic. Originating in the Arabian Peninsula, it was first spoken by the nomadic tribes in the northwest of the peninsula. 

The word “Arabic” itself means “nomadic.” Arabs, or nomads, were those who inhabited the land between Mesopotamia, Lebanon, Arabia and Sinai.

Like many other languages, Arabic is from the Semitic family of languages. Other Semitic languages include Akkadian, Hebrew, Aramaic, Amharic and Syriac. Of these languages, Arabic is the most commonly spoken. Other dialects of Arabic, such as Tigre (spoke in Eritrea) and Berber (spoken in the mountains of Morocco and Algeria) are also Semitic languages. The Arabic language spread because of the nomads having traveled as much as they did. Arabs would intermarry often with natives from lands they would come across, which helped to further spread the Arabic language. Through the Arab Conquests in the 7th century, Arabic spread throughout Northern Africa, the Iberian Peninsula and even to what is now known as China.

Arabic and the Qur’an

It is commonly accepted that most of Arabic history is derived from what is written in the Qur’an. The Qur’an (Koran), which is the holy book of the Islamic faith, documents the events of an Arabic man named Muhammad, who was sent away from his home by God. These events are in line with the time the Arabic language was first recorded, around 7th century AD.

Arabic and the Workplace

Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is the most classical form of Arabic and essentially identical to the Classical Arabic of the Qur’an. It is the most common type of Arabic and is used in the workplace, education, government and in the media as well.

Like many other languages that travel, Arabic has adopted words from other languages along with made its way to other languages such as Hebrew, Aramaic, Farsi, Greek, English and French. It has also had an influence on other languages such as Turking, Hindi, Bengali, Indonesian and Tagalog.

Fun Facts about Arabic

  • Arabic is the official language of 22 countries worldwide
  • It is the 5th most commonly spoken language in the world
  • It is read from right to left, like other Semitic languages such as Hebrew

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There are approximately 10,000,000 (ten million) people who have hearing loss in the United States, and it’s estimated that about 1,000,000 (one million) of them are considered functionally deaf. As a result, The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act requires businesses to accommodate these disabilities by making reasonable accommodations for normal day-to-day communication needs such as providing sign language or captioning during remote video meetings so those participating can communicate more easily.

The ability to reserve a certified sign-language interpreter is of paramount importance. Our professional courteous and experienced interpreters are the logical choices in facilitating communications between the hearing enabled, people who are deaf or hard-of hear, they can also help those that have limited speech due to medical conditions like paralysis caused by stroke
or ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).

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12304 Santa Monica Blvd. Ste. 300
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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2501 W. Burbank Blvd. Ste. 311
Burbank, CA 91505

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