Written on 10 November, 2022

Spain’s importance to the UK as an importer and exporter is greater than you may think, with the Spanish-speaking nation being “one of the UK’s top ten trading partners”. According to El Pais, the UK is an essential partner for Spain, investing in key products and services within multiple industries, including aviation, retail and hospitality. In 2019, Spain contributed over 160,000 employment opportunities to the UK economy.


The Spanish language

Around 580 million people speak Spanish, making it one of the top five languages in the world by total number of speakers.

Spanish belongs to the Ibero-Romance language family which evolved from Vulgar Latin dialects spoken in Iberia and also includes Portuguese, Catalan-Valencian-Balear and Galician.


Five facts about the Spanish Language:

1. There are 21 countries that have Spanish as an official language.

2. Spanish has Latin origins.

3. Spanish is heavily influenced by Arabic.

4. The earliest Spanish texts were written over 1000 years ago.

5. Spanish is also known as Castilian, which is named after a region in central Spain.


Native translators and high-quality translations you can trust

Surrey Translation Bureau is an award-winning and ISO-certified translation agency that employs more than 80 Spanish to English translators specialising in an extensive range of translation areas and subjects.

We have a vast amount of experience in Spanish translation; during the 2021/22 financial year, we translated 46,725 words from Spanish into English (UK) and 37,002 words of Spanish into English (USA).

We assess each project on an individual basis, so that we can provide a translator who is an expert within this language combination and specialises in your text type and subject area.


Establishing the right connection in the right language variant

Reaching out to your intended audience in their native language is crucial. With this in mind, it’s important to be aware of the customer’s preferred language variant. For example, English is not only the official language of the UK, it is also widely spoken as a first and second language around the world.

Spain is also a core trading partner for the United States and Mexico. As such, we need to be aware of the main differences between Castilian Spanish and Latin American Spanish, such as vocabulary, pronouns and pronunciation; even the way people are addressed formally and informally can make or break what could be a valuable connection!

Identifying these subtle yet critical nuances requires an expert approach when translating from one language to another. Ensuring your project or proposal can be understood down to the very last detail allows any communication barriers to be broken down, building up your organisation’s presence, prospects and potential on both a local and global scale, in the short and long term.

Why use Surrey Translation Bureau for Spanish to English translation?

Here at Surrey Translation Bureau (STB), we think beyond simply translating the text. We also offer a variety of language services to increase the functionality and outreach of your text, including localisation, proofreading, editing, notarisation and legalisation.

No matter your individual or business requirements, the format or purpose of your text, STB’s dedicated and highly skilled team of Spanish to English translators can deliver the perfect text to fit your brief, enabling you to address your target audience effectively and successfully.

Contact a member of our knowledgeable team at STB to find out more about our Spanish to English translation service.

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