Language Scientific’s German Translation Services

Language Scientific provides high quality German translation services, supplying technical, medical and scientific translation, localization and interpreting into and out of German. We are a US-based language services company serving over 1,500 global corporations. Our specialization, focus, industry-leading quality management standards and customer-centered attitude have earned us the trust of many of the world’s best technology, engineering, bio-medical and pharmaceutical companies.

Language Scientific has two divisions—Technical and Engineering Localization and Translation Services Division and Medical and Pharmaceutical Localization and Translation Services Division. Both groups provide a full range of German language services including:

We offer a unique depth of subject-matter expertise via our Advanced Scientific Knowledge network (ASKnetwork™) and globalization know-how for companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Chemical, Clinical Research, Energy, Healthcare, Industrial Manufacturing, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Technology and related industries. Our ASKnetwork™ of over 6,000 specialists comprises multilingual engineers, doctors and scientists working in over 75 countries on 5 continents.

Language Scientific’s unique Accreditation Program for Technical and Medical Translators, along with a rigorous Quality Management System, ensures the quality standards that our clients have come to depend on. Language Scientific is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 17100:2015 certified company.

At Language Scientific, we are driven by the mission to set the new Standard of Quality for technical translation and localization. It is this mission that drives our success and sets us apart as a company. When you need precise global communication, Language Scientific is the clear choice.

German Language Statistics/Facts:

German is the official language of Austria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. German is identified as a minority language in Denmark, Hungary, Kazakhstan, the Czech Republic, Russia and Romania. German does not have an official status but is spoken in certain regions of Poland, Slovakia, Brazil and the United States. There are approximately 110 million native German speakers and another 80 million people who speak German as a second language worldwide.

German is categorized under the Indo-European language family and belongs to the West Germanic subgroup. The Amish communities in the American Midwest are descendants of German immigrants from the 19th and 20th centuries.

German Dialects:

Dialect Region
Niederdeutsch or (Low German)
Saxon, Westphalian, Eastphalian, Brandenburgisch and Mittelpommersch
North Germany including Hamburg and areas along the Dutch/German border
Mitteldeutsch (Middle German) Middle Germany including Dresden, Cologne and Luzembourg
Friesisch Communities along the North Sea. Also spoken in parts of Holland and the Frisian islands.
Bavarian-Austrian or Bairisch-Österreichisch Southern Germany including Munich and Vienna
Alemmannisch Areas in Switzerland

There are 16 states in Germany:

  • Baden-Württemberg
  • Bremen
  • Lower Saxony
  • Saxony
  • Bavaria
  • Hamburg
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Saxony-Anhalt
  • Berlin
  • Hesse
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Schleswig-Holstein
  • Brandenburg
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • Saarland
  • Thuringia

Countries where German is spoken:

  • Austria
  • Hungary
  • Luxembourg
  • Romania
  • Belgium
  • Italy
  • Namibia
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • Liechtenstein
  • Poland
  • United States

Germany Economic Data:

Country: Germany

Capital: Berlin
Population: 80,594,017
Federal Parliamentary Republic: President Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Currency: Euro
GDP (ppp): $48,100
Unemployment: 4.3%
Government Type: Federal parliamentary republic
Industries: World’s 4th largest economy by nominal GDP and 5th largest by purchasing power parity. It is the 3rd largest exporter and 3rd largest importer of goods. Focus on engineering, chemical, pharmaceutical, solar energy, financial services, tourism, manufacturing, iron and steel, automotive, ships, electrical engineering products and tools

Country: Austria

Capital: Vienna
Population: 8,754,413
Federal Parliamentary Republic: President Alexander Van Der Bellen
Currency: Euro
GDP (ppp): $48,000
Unemployment: 6.1%
Government Type: Federal Parliamentary Republic.
Industries: Strong economy with focus on steel, chemicals, electronics, machinery, metallurgical products, textiles, renewable energy and tourism.

Country: Switzerland

Capital: Bern
Population: 8,236,303
Federal Republic: President Doris Leuthard
Currency: Swiss franc
GDP (ppp): $59,600
Unemployment: 3.3%
Government Type: Federal republic.
Industries: Trade has been the key to prosperity in Switzerland. Focus on machinery, chemicals, watches, textiles (wool, cotton, silk and synthetics), agriculture, precision instruments and tourism.

German Institutions

Germany’s Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG)
Federal Joint Committee (G-BA)
Germany’s Statutory Health Insurance Funds Association (GKV-Spitzenverband)

German History

Nomadic tribes of Germanic descent migrated from northern Europe into the lands of modern day Germany during the 1st century BC. Throughout this migration, the Germanic people began to expand their geographic boundaries and in the process, were exposed to several other tribal communities in northern and central Europe. Communities of Slavic and Saxon people joined the Germanic tribes to create the foundations of many of today’s central European countries. Germania was the historical geographic region of modern day Germany, Netherlands and Belgium where these ancient tribes settled. The Germanic people developed the foundations for all of the Indo-European languages including German, English, Spanish Punjabi among several others.

During the first millennia in central Europe there were multiple language shifts that affected the early form of German. Initially Old Saxon, or Old Low German, was the language spoken by the people in Germania starting in the 3rd century and was not completely replaced until the 12th century. In the 10th century BC, German territories were invaded and taken over by the Holy Roman Empire. During the period of Roman rule over much of central and eastern Europe, Germania continued to be the name that was applied to the region of Germany. An event known as the High German consonant shift starting in the 3rd century produced Old High German which grew as a separate language from Old Saxon. From Old Saxon came Middle Low German, a language variety that was spoken between the 12th and 17th centuries in Germany.

During World War II, the Berlin Wall was constructed to divide Berlin into two separate areas, the east and west. The political and social climate between the two regions were distinctly different; East Berlin was communist and West Berlin was based upon capitalism and thus anti-communist. The Berlin Wall acted as a barrier to keep the communist movement from penetrating into anti-communist West Berlin. It wasn’t until 1990 that a political shift in Eastern Berlin led to the physical destruction of the wall by the German government and the public. Small sections of the Berlin Wall still stand today as a historical reminder of the political past and as a tourist attraction. Berlin is currently a prosperous city with a rich history and is known for its strong business climate.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, millions of German speakers immigrated to the United States. Most of the German immigrants settled in the Midwestern states with large concentrations in Pennsylvania, the Midwest and the Dakotas. Today, many people belonging to Amish communities in the United States are descendants of German and speak any number of dialects that evolved from the German language. Approximately a quarter of American citizens claim to have some degree of German heritage.

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