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Lionbridge provides professional Spanish translation at affordable rates. Thousands of companies use our translation services to fuel their global growth.

Working with Lionbridge gives you access to thousands of certified Spanish translators with years of translation and localization experience, as well as our intuitive platform and APIs. Our expert team can help you manage Spanish translation projects of any size and build a customized solution for your particular translation needs.

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English to Spanish Translation

Translating from English into Spanish can pose significant challenges for translators. Like most languages, Spanish contains its own cultural nuances that require creativity and a strong knowledge of both languages to overcome. Formal titles, including a formal version of the pronoun “you,” are used in a variety of contexts, while nicknames are also common.

Although the basic word order of sentences in Spanish and English is similar, Spanish is more flexible, with important words often placed at the end of the sentence for emphasis. Linguistic challenges such as these require English to Spanish translators to possess a deep knowledge of the language and its complexities to avoid non-natural syntax.

Spanish Translation Services

Lionbridge is a leading provider of English to Spanish translation services. With thousands of English to Spanish translators located worldwide, no other translation provider can provide such high-quality translations at a competitive rate.

Our Areas of Expertise

If you want to succeed in Spanish speaking markets, your content needs to be perfectly translated. Lionbridge supports English to Spanish translation of a wide range of content types, including:

  • Spanish website localization 
  • Spanish mobile app localization 
  • Spanish game localization 
  • Spanish product description translation 
  • Customer support translation 
  • Spanish marketing copy, ads and social media 
  • Spanish news articles and entertainment 
  • Spanish travel listings and guides 
  • Spanish document translation 
  • Spanish emails, letters and more

Spanish Translation Tips

Latin American vs. European Spanish

Like the discrepancies between American and British English, there are also many differences between the Spanish spoken in Spain and the Spanish spoken in Latin America. When translating into Spanish, it’s essential to know your target market, as terms and phrases used in one region may not make sense to other Spanish speakers.

Translation Text Expansion

Spanish is a highly poetic and expressive language. As such, sentences tend to elongate during the translation process. When you translate from English to Spanish, your original text can expand by up to 25%. This needs to be carefully considered, as it can have a significant impact on the layout and design of your final product.

Professional Spanish Translators

Lionbridge’s Spanish translators are experts in their field with years of professional translation experience under their belts. That’s why global companies trust Lionbridge to produce quality content at scale. Our innovative translation platform and global network means that no matter the size or complexity of your Spanish translation project, we can deliver on time, every time, with quality assured.

Popular Spanish Translation Phrases

Take a look at these frequently requested Spanish translations of English phrases.

English Phrase Spanish Translation
Hello Hola
Thank you Gracias
Goodbye Adiós
How are you? ¿Cómo estás?
I love you Te quiero
Please Por favor
Happy New Year ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
I miss you Te echo de menos
Happy birthday ¡Feliz cumpleaños!

Spanish Language Facts

Estimated to be the world’s second-most spoken language, Spanish is part of the Ibero-Romance language family which also includes Portuguese, Catalan, and Galician. It shares many similarities with other Romance languages such as Italian and French, while differing significantly from other European languages like English, German, and Dutch.

  • There are over 500 million Spanish speakers worldwide, making it the second most widely-spoken language in the world. 
  • Spanish is the official language of 21 countries across Europe, Africa, and the Americas. 
  • Spanish is classified as a Romance language, along with Italian, Catalan, Portuguese, French, and Romanian. 

 

Spanish: A Global Language

As the mother tongue of more than 500 million people, Spanish is one of the world’s most widely spoken native languages. Another 73 million people have Spanish as their second language. The majority of these people are found in Latin America.

Although Spanish speakers globally will have little difficulty communicating with each other, there are slight regional differences. Spanish in the Americas has more of an English influence, while the Spanish of the Iberian Peninsula is more influenced by French. A notable example is the Latin American Spanish word for computer, computadora, which in Spain is ordenador, close to the French ordinateur.

Whatever your target market, Lionbridge’s professional Spanish translators can ensure that your content is perfectly optimized for your unique audience.

Spanish Localization Tips


Localizing Websites using hreflang Meta Tags

When translating a website into Spanish, it’s important to ensure that search engines can understand exactly which language (or languages) your content is available in. In addition to the language attribute on the <html> tag, each page should also include a <head> section which contains links to localized equivalents of that page.

For example, if the primary language of your website is English and you want to translate it into Spanish, then every translated page should include the following block of code in the <head> section:

<link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/about/" hreflang="en" />

<link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/es/about/" hreflang="es" />

Make sure to add this block to both the original and localized versions of your page (in this case: example.com/about/ & example.com/es/about/). This ensures that each page points to every available localized version of itself, making it easy for search engines to understand the structure of your site and display the appropriate translation for every user.

Targeting a Language and a Country

In addition to specifying the language of your content, you can also specify particular countries that you would like to target. This is ideal for a language that is spoken in multiple countries, such as Spanish (spoken in Spain, Mexico, and the US, among others). To do this, the country to be targeted is simply included in the hreflang attribute, like so:

<link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/es/" hreflang="es" />

<link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/es-MX/" hreflang="es-mx" />

<link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/es-US/" hreflang="es-us" />

Articles About Spanish Localization

Spanish Words & Phrases That Don’t Translate Into English

As a major international language, the ability to effectively communicate in Spanish is a powerful tool for global businesses. Before translating from Spanish into English, make sure you know these 10 hard to translate Spanish words and expressions.

10 Best Practices for Marketing to Hispanic Consumers

Understanding cultural differences is key when working with international companies; here are some of best business practices to learn when developing a marketing strategy for Hispanics.

Gaming Market Spotlight: Latin America

Gamers keep on gaming at ever-higher volumes in Latin America. With in-region expansions, Lionbridge is even better-equipped to support game developers serving the region.

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