Written on 13 June, 2023

Spain and the UK share an important trading relationship which continues to grow each year. In 2022, the total trade in goods and services between both countries stood at £51.8 billion. Trade is predominantly carried out in important sectors such as business services, transportation and finance.


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 Spanish translators and high-quality translations you can trust

Surrey Translation Bureau is an award-winning and ISO-certified translation agency that works with a pool of English to Spanish translators specialising in an extensive range of translation areas and subjects.

We have a vast amount of experience in Spanish translation; during 2022, we translated 514,219 words from English into Spanish.

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.


A few things to watch out for when translating into Spanish

1. There is more than one variant of Spanish. Around the world, Spanish is spoken in many countries and there is a big difference between Spanish from Spain and Spanish from Latin America. There are also differences between the Spanish used in Latin American countries which include a rich variety of expressions, idioms and vocabulary.

2. The Spanish language offers a level of complexity that is unfamiliar to English speakers. For example, Spanish uses gendered nouns that change according to who is speaking, the noun and the plural.

3. Similar to other Romance languages, Spanish has different levels of formality depending on who is being addressed, their gender and how many people are being addressed. Did you know that there are four different ways to say “you” in Spanish?

Identifying these critical differences in language requires an expert approach. 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 English to Spanish 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 English to Spanish 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 English to Spanish translation service.