Is there a market to translate from SEA languages?
Thread poster: Macià Planas

Macià Planas
Local time: 03:52
English to Spanish
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Feb 19

I'm at a "crossroads in my life" where I have an Intermediate level of Vietnamese and I need to decide whether to invest time and money to reach an advanced level to be able to translate from Vietnamese into Spanish/Catalan or forget about it. My current level allows me to travel and talk to my Vietnamese friends but I do not have the proficiency to translate from it. It would take me some years to reach that level.

I am not planning to get rich with it but I don't want to spend all this time and effort for nothing, so I wanted to know to what extent there is a market to translate from South East Asian languages. I would also like to know what type of documents are the most common in such language pairs.

Although in my case it's Vietnamese, I am happy to hear experiences with other SEA languages such as Thai, Malay and Indonesian, and into other large European languages like German, French, Italian and Portuguese.


Kuochoe Nikoi  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:52
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
There certainly is Feb 20

Perhaps it's not my story to tell, but you might find this past thread interesting:

There's a market for Vietnamese-English, I know that much. Vietnamese-Spanish/Catalan? I'll leave it that the experts in the field to tell us.


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