Professional Translation Services in Polish
Translations in Polish for your Target Market
Whether your documents need to be translated into Polish for use in Poland or localized for the Polish community living in the US, we can help. All Polish translations are prepared by native speakers with your target audience in mind. Our translations from English into Polish are prepared to make your target audience feel like they are dealing with “one of their own”. Our translators are native Polish speakers who have lived extensively in English speaking countries and are certified translators in this language pair.
Facts about Polish
- Polish (język polski, polszczyzna) is a Lechitic subgroup of West Slavic languages in Central Europe. Written standard is the Polish alphabet which corresponds to the Latin alphabet with several additions.
- Polish is spoken by approximately 43 million people in at least 50 territories. There was a big wave of emigration in the late 18th century, and for various political and economic reasons Polish people have tended to emigrate ever since, including another large wave after the Second World War. Polish is spoken by most of the population of Poland, and by sizeable populations in Ukraine, the United States, Belarus, Lithuania, Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, Israel, Russia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Australia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Brazil, Argentina, Austria and Hungary.
- Chicago is said to be the largest Polish city outside the Polish capital of Warsaw given its large number of Polish speakers.
- The first Poles in North America came to the Jamestown in the Virginia Colony in 1608, twelve years before the Pilgrims arrived in Massachusetts.
- There are an estimated 10 million Polish Americans, representing about 3.2% of the population of the United States. No distinction is made in the American census between ethnically Polish Americans and descendants of non-ethnic Poles, such as Jews or Ukrainians, who were born in the territory of Poland and considered themselves Polish nationals. The actual amount of Americans of at least partial Polish ancestry, could be well over 10 million. Polish Americans are the largest European ethnic group in the United States of Slavic and Eastern European origin.
The Polish Market
- Poland’s high-income economy is considered to be one of the healthiest of the post-Communist countries and is currently one of the fastest growing within the EU. Since the fall of the communist government, Poland has steadfastly pursued a policy of liberalizing the economy and today stands out as a successful example of the transition from a centrally planned economy to a primarily market-based economy. Poland is the only member of the European Union to have avoided a decline in GDP during the late 2000s recession. In 2009 Poland had the highest GDP growth in the EU. As of November 2009, the Polish economy has not entered the global recession of the late 2000s nor has it even contracted.
- Although the Polish economy is currently undergoing economic development, there are many challenges ahead. The most notable task on the horizon is the preparation of the economy (through continuing deep structural reforms) to allow Poland to meet the strict economic criteria for entry into the Eurozone. According to the minister of finance Jacek Rostowski, Poland is likely to adopt the euro in 2012 or 2013.
- According to a Credit Suisse report, Poles are the second wealthiest (after Czechs) of the Central European peoples. This makes Poland an attractive destination for many guest workers from Asia and Eastern Europe. Even though Poland is rather an ethnically homogeneous country, the number of foreigners is growing every year.
- Poland is recognized as having an economy with significant development potential, overtaking the Netherlands in mid-2010 to become Europe’s sixth largest economy.
Translations from Polish into English
When you need a document translated from Polish into English, we can also help. Our translators are native English speakers who have lived extensively in Poland and are ATA-certified translators in this language pair.
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