|For all of our Estonian translation services, we offer the following:
- All Estonian translators have a minimum Master’s level qualification in Translation and/or specialty.
- We never do Estonian translations only; all of our translations include a full, independent proofread.
- All of our Estonian translators and proofreaders are resident in their mother country; language changes rapidly and translators who live away from their mother tongue can lose currency in that language.
- Our Estonian translation teams are organized by specialty. The translation of an engineering manual is very different from the translation of a hotel brochure. We assign projects to translators based on the content of the translation.
Compression/Expansion: Expect around a 15% expansion when translating from English to Estonian and a similar contraction when working in the opposite direction, but this will vary depending on the content type. Product labeling and graphically intense marketing materials, where space can be at a premium, should be planned well to account for this.
Translating a business card to Estonian: It’s helpful to have one side of your business card translated into Estonian. Local addresses should be in Estonian, but US addresses should remain in English.
Contact us now to discuss your Estonian Translation requirements.
Population: Of the approximately 1.3 million Estonians living in 2005, 670,000 had access to the Internet.
Estonian Search engines: http://www.neti.ee, http://www.log.ee, http://www.google.com/intl/et,http://infopluss.delfi.ee/?iLang=1
Estonian Language Code: et
Estonian Charset: iso-8859-4
Geographical Location: Estonian is the official language of Estonia.
Estonian Literacy Rate: 99.8%
Estonian Dialects: Estonian dialects are divided into two groups, northern (associated with the city Tallin) and southern (associated with the city Tartu). There is also a dialect in the northeastern coast of Estonia (kirderanniku). The northern group includes the middle dialect Kesk, which is the basis for the standard language. The southern group are sometimes considered dialects and sometimes separate languages altogether.
Estonian Currency: Estonia uses the kroon (EEK), pegged to the Euro. Estonia plans to introduce the Euro in January 2008.
Estonian Language Tips: Estonian is a language in which the words are formed by joining smaller words together. Nouns and pronouns don’t have a gender but nouns and adjectives change according to a variety of different conditions. There is no distinctive future tense (the present tense is used) although there is a special form to express an action performed by an undetermined subject. A large number of Estonian words are borrowed from German. However, Estonian is an ancient language and many older expressions survive. Natural phenomena are often personified and powers are often symbolised by a hand. Estonian uses the Roman alphabet with an additional six letters.