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Arabic Language

What is it and what will it become? Facts and More by DanaTranslation.com

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on 10 June 2013

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What is it and what will it become? Facts and More! Arabic Language Arabic is spoken by well over 300 million people in over 25 countries! What about social media? Thank You Very Much Every Arabic speaking country has a different dialect and a different culture. Translation into Arabic hence needs the person to keep an eye open to a wide range of cultural, social, and historic diversity. Are written and spoken Arabic the same? As we all know, most countries have the common language and then there is the formal language which is used in newspapers, school books, formal letters, etc. The Arab world contains many spoken dialects, which differ due to geography, history and the influence of other non-Arabic languages spoken in the area. For example, Jordanian and Palestinian dialects of Arabic are very similar, as are Moroccan and Tunisian dialects, but Moroccan Arabic however is very different from the Jordanian Arabic. Although these dialects derive from the same language, it is possible that two people speaking a different dialect will not understand each other easily. So as far as the spoken language, there is no universal spoken language for Arabic. In social media, we notice these days that more people use texting and social media to communicate in an informal way, or the common language. We increasingly see oral language expressions used in writing. Will this change the Arabic language? Only time will tell. When speaking about language, change seems to be the only constant.

Arabic, while complex, doesn't mean that effective translation is impossible — you'll just need a good experience to move around it to be able to understand it. We can help you figure out how best to position yourself in the Arabic-speaking regions with which you want to communicate. Please comment, share and like. Don't forget to visit our website http://www.danatranslation.com As far as written Arabic is concerned, it is more homogeneous than the spoken language. A newspaper in Amman or in Algiers will use pretty much the same written language, which is called ‘Al Fus-ha” meaning standard Arabic. This is the best choice for business translations and won't require regional editing. Is there a real need to translate into Arabic? In the last decade or so, Arabic speaking internet users have increased 2500%. This surely makes the demand to translate the content of websites into Arabic on an increasing scale, especially for organizations that are planning to enter and penetrate the Middle East market.

Arabic is the official language of 26 countries such as Qatar and the United Arab Emirates – which are among the world’s three richest by GDP per capita. It is also one of the six official languages used by the UN, and with 232 million speakers, it is the 5th most spoken language in the world. Arabic Online More than 60 million Arabic speaking users are now connected to the internet in some way, particularly to the social media websites. Facebook is becoming more vibrant with more than 6.5 million Arabic speakers and about 1.1 million use Twitter. A rapid growth for Ecommerce in the Arab world is expected in the next few years, especially in the Middle East and North Africa where online sales are expected to grow at an annual rate of 19%.

All this suggests that there is a lot of potential in translating product descriptions, social media campaigns, and websites into Arabic and we are here to help you get started. http://www.facebook.com/DanaTranslation https://twitter.com/DanaTranslation http://www.linkedin.com/company/dana-translation
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