Catalan Translator & Interpreter Services

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Catalan interpreters and translators

Cal Interpreting & Translations (CIT) offers Catalan interpreters and translators with legal, medical, and specialty experience, including criminal and civil matters, employee meetings, engineering, patent cases, labor disputes, immigration, and more.

CIT offers comprehensive Catalan 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, provided credentials, field tested, and kept up to date with developments in both English and Catalan languages through means such as lectures, conferences, and travel.  Cal Interpreting & Translations’ Catalan language interpreters and translators possess in depth knowledge of the Catalan language, as well as of the culture and history of the Catalan people, allowing them to provide informed and complete interpretation and translation.

Who speaks Catalan?

Catalan was named for the medieval Principality of Catalonia, which existed in modern-day northeastern Spain. Catalan is the only official language of Andorra in the Iberian Peninsula, and a “co-official” language of the Spanish communities of Catalonia, Valencia, and the Balearic Islands. Catalan also has semi-official language status AlgheroIt, an Italian commune. Catalan also has speakers in the east of Aragon, and in some areas of France. These territories outside of Spain are often referred to as Països Catalans or “Catalan Countries”.

Catalan, Valencian, Spanish… what’s the difference?

The Catalan language shares many qualities with other nearby Romance languages such as Spanish, Italian, Sardinian, Occitan. Though Catalan is spoken mainly on the Iberian Peninsula, it differs greatly from the Iberian Romance group, Spanish and Portuguese. These differences are mainly in relation to grammar and pronunciation, but especially vocabulary, which is closest to Occitan. Vocabulary is, to a lesser extent, closely related to Gallo-Romance languages such as French, Franco-Provençal, and Gallo-Italian.

Ethnologue, the premier linguistics and etymology journal, finds the lexical similarity between Catalan and other Romance languages to be as follows: 87% with Italian; 85% with Portuguese and Spanish; 76% with Ladin; 75% with Sardinian; 73% with Romanian. Despite this, during much of the history of the Catalan language, especially during the Francoist dictatorship (1939–1975), the Catalan language was often marginalized as only a dialect of Spanish. This perspective was founded in a political context and has no validity linguistically. Spanish and Catalan have important differences in their sounds, lexicon, and grammar. Different outcomes linguistically resulted among Spanish and Catalan after the division of the Gothic Superstate. For example, the Catalan word rostir “to roast”, is of Germanic origin, in contrast to the Spanish asar, of Latin origin. In Catalan, the word templa, or “temple”, is of Latin origin, whereas the Spanish sien, is of Germanic origin.

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Single Documents Accepted
No Minimum Project Size
No Extra Fee For Certified
Open 24/7
24 hour
CIT IN SOCIAL MEDIA
To Our California Interpreting Clients: CIT Employees Certified CAL. EVID. CODE § 754 Translators

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).

Cal Interpreting & Translations
Local Offices

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

Cal Interpreting & Translations
Corporate Offices

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

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