The Finnish language is one of the European Union’s 24 official languages, even though it counts no more than 5 million native speakers. Being not
only difficult to learn but also challenging to pronounce, Finnish remains the language of cosmopolitan politicians, business intellectuals, and heavy
metal musicians. As a self-taught speaker, it may take you weeks to decode a basic Finnish document. Alternatively, you can rely on our Finnish
translation services to untangle it for you.
Only a small portion of the entire UN population speaks Finnish. But still, this Uralic language can be heard in
all major academic and scientific institutions, not to mention business operations. Apart from being the mother tongue
to Finns and one of 24 UN languages, Finnish is also an official minority language in the north of Norway, some parts
of Sweden, and the Republic of Karelia.
The Finnish language comes from the snowy peaks of the Ural Mountains in Russia. Genealogically speaking, this defines it as the Uralic language and makes it very different from its Scandinavian and Slavic neighbors. Despite being harmonic, informal, and literal, Finnish is a hard nut to crack.
One interesting thing about modern-day Finnish is that this language boasts very few formal equivalents in its speech. You will never hear a Fin say please, as this word actually doesn’t exist in their vocabulary. The closest equivalent is kiitos, which means thank you and is used to replace a wide range of formalisms. In all aspects of life, Finnish is refreshingly economic and precise.
The same can be said about its lack of gendered words and abundance of literal coinages. The Finnish word for computer, for instance, is tietokone, which literally means knowledge machine! As for the Finnish words that you may have heard from English speakers, the only example worth mentioning is sauna. Both the concept and the word originate from Finland.
Whether you’re trying to decode a Finnish text for your professor or attempting to translate a business contract, this challenging
language will remain ambiguous for as long as you keep approaching it as a sporadic speaker. Whenever you’re in need of professional
Finnish translation services, Word Works is at your disposal. These are some of the services we can provide:
Our expert linguists at Word Works have years of experience in translating texts for all purposes, sectors, and industries. We’re proud to have worked with
a large number of business professionals in need of Finnish translation services, which gave us an opportunity to master every tiny aspect of this unusual language.
Whether you need an English version of the Finnish text or the other way around, rest assured that our translations are nothing but faithful.
Some of the industries we work with are:
Quality has been Word Work’s driving force since 1991. As a leading certified Finnish translation service, we provide the absolute best and most accurate translation for our clients.
In 1999, Word Works was the first in our sector to achieve our ISO 9002:94 Quality Certification. Since then we have updated this certification to the most recent ISO 9001:2015 on Quality Management System and received an additional double certification in language project management processes and translation quality (ISO 17100:2015). Both ISO quality standard certifications have been recently renewed by the beginning of June 2018.
Our Quality Policy ensures that our clients will receive the most authentic Finnish translation. This is done by:
This policy has produced authentic and advanced Finnish translation services since 1991. Word Works guarantees the best professional translation services on the market.
If you’re looking for help in translating documents from English to Finnish or any translation services at all, request a quote with us!.