TJC Global Serving Since 1985
Portuguese Translators | Portuguese Interpreters | London | UK | Worldwide
English to Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese to English as well as multiple other languages...
If you are looking for accurate and reliable Portuguese language services to facilitate your business activities, TJC Global can help.
Our Portuguese translators and interpreters are a team of highly trained experts who understand the nuances and complexities of the languages they work with.
We believe linguistic excellence should go hand in hand with an in-depth knowledge of subject matter and for this reason, we always endeavour to provide Portuguese translators and interpreters with a background or qualification in the given field.
Our network of Portuguese interpreters also includes certified interpreters for international conferences, court interpreters and business meeting interpreters. We also cover all types of technical discussions; also US depositions, arbitrations and hearings, as well as all manner of other events and meetings in major industries.
We cover a variety of legal material and documents including, but not limited to: letters, legal documents, contracts, summonses, evidentiary documents, statements, patents and more.
Our medical interpreters are closely acquainted with medical terminology ensuring they deliver informed, precise and efficient interpreting in this highly specialised sector.
Our Portuguese medical translators are all native speakers of your target language and often hold a degree or certificate in the medical sciences.
Interpreters of Superior Quality
We are committed to supplying interpreters of high quality so all our business meeting interpreters have years of experience and are extremely reliable. Not only will they convey your information in fastidious detail to your business partner, but they will also give you valuable insights as to how business works in the country in question. This serves to avoid potential clashes and misunderstandings.
Experienced & Committed Interpreters
The years of experience of translation and interpreting services in numerous fields have enabled our translators and interpreters to translate technical, specialist subject.
A Comprehensive Service
We are also very happy to arrange for interpreting services to meet your every business need, including for business meetings, conferences and consultations. We can provide interpreting services all over the globe. For more information, please see our Business Interpreting Page.
We cover locations in Portugal and Brazil and across the globe. For some of the most popular cities we cover, please see below. If the location you require is not listed, chances are we will still cover it - please contact us directly.
With approximately 220 million native speakers worldwide, Portuguese is a truly global language. Spoken in Portugal, it is also the sole official language of Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and São Tomé and Príncipe and has co-official status in Macau and East Timor, meaning speakers are widely distributed across several continents, including Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. According to a UNESCO survey, Portuguese is, along with its Spanish cousin, the fastest growing European language and takes its place as the seventh most spoken language in the world after Bengali. It comprises several dialects and sub-dialects, and there are two recognised standards in the world, European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese.
Brazilian Portuguese is quite different to that spoken in Europe, mostly due to phonetic differences, although they share a standardised spelling.
Portuguese is a Romance language like French and Italian but has many lexical differences which mean it is not mutually intelligible with these. It belongs specifically to the West-Iberian group of Romance languages like Spanish. This link allows it to be partially understandable to Spanish speakers. Like Spanish, it uses 26 letters of the Latin alphabet but includes more diacritics - 6 in total. These are necessary as Portuguese comprises a larger phonetic range than Spanish - something which can cause problems when Spanish & Portuguese speakers try to communicate.
Simultaneous interpreting requires lots of skill and experience and can be very tiring for an interpreter, which is why it is common for two interpreters to work in partnership. They listen via a headset to the speaker and interpret what is being said into a microphone for the relevant audience members taking it in turns every 15/20 minutes.
Simultaneous interpretation like this is commonly required at conferences that involve several different languages and a large number of participants.
Consecutive interpreting is the most common type of interpreting. It is used for business discussions, negotiations, contract exchanges, commercial discussions, legal, technical discussions, medical or court hearings or on site inspections. The interpreter listens to the speaker, often making notes, and delivers the meaning in the target language afterwards. If a speech is delivered, the interpreter may wait until a pause or the end, at which point they deliver a translation relatively quickly. Consecutive interpreting may also be used at conferences for panel discussions, Q&A sessions or private discussions between parties - at a stall or elsewhere.
Facilitating interpreting is used when a client has limited English / source language skills but requires technical or in depth terminology to be clarified in their native tongue to avoid misunderstandings.
The facilitating interpreter is there primarily to ensure communication is effective and relieve the client from the fatigue of speaking in a foreign tongue.
Telephone interpreting allows parties of different nationalities, who are not able to meet in person, to communication via telephone or video conferencing.
The interpreter bridges the gap. Sometimes an interpreter is present in one of the two locations, and sometimes he/she is also located somewhere apart from both parties.
For a quote for interpreting services or a related enquiry, please use the Quick Quote system on the right of the page.
If you would like more information about our Portuguese language services, please contact us.