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Vietnamese translation services and interpreters in London

Spoken in up to six tones. With no inflections or conjugations. And a flexible word order. Vietnamese is very different to English. Which why all of Asian Absolute’s Vietnamese translation services in London, the rest of the UK and around the world are delivered by highly experienced native language linguists.

Because only a native speaker can recreate the clear, flowing message of your document from English into Vietnamese. Or vice versa. This takes care. Precision. A profound awareness of cultural differences. And for many projects the freedom to use the more creative approach to translation known as transcreation.

Whether you’re targeting the 75 million people who speak the language in Vietnam itself. The sizeable Vietnamese communities in the UK, Europe or the US. Or you’re a Vietnamese-speaking business targeting an English-speaking market abroad. In-depth knowledge of the local culture is vital.

Of course, expertise in your particular field is very important too…

Why choose Asian Absolute?

Pairing you with a native-speaking linguist is phase one. Phase two involves making sure your Vietnamese translator or interpreter is a subject matter specialist. If you need a legal document translating, for example, your linguist will have qualifications and/or experience in that specific field of law.

It’s the only way to ensure you communicate with the same linguistic flair – or the correct technical terminology – you would in your mother tongue.

  • Benefit from award-winning project managementjudged as being among the best in the industry
  • Localise your powerful advertising messagesas a native English-speaking company breaking into a Vietnamese-speaking market
  • Communicate confidently as a native Vietnamese companyentering an English-speaking market
  • Your linguist will always be an expert in your industry– whether your field is PR and marketing, manufacturing, engineering, IT, banking and finance…
  • Enjoy the ease of beating short-notice deadlinesby harnessing a 24-hour global network
  • Rest easy knowing Asian Absolute meets the highly sought-after ISO:9001 quality management standard


Asian Absolute helped in the challenging task of building a world-class translation service. They provide top quality, personal service.

Financial Times

I was extremely impressed by Asian Absolute’s hard work to complete the project to our high standards and within a very tight timeframe.

Global Witness

Many thanks for your help and also for providing an interpreter for the week, she was absolutely fantastic and a real life-saver!

Guinness World Records

What is transcreation? Do I need it?

Transcreation is sometimes called “creative translation.” It gives your linguist greater freedom. To use entirely different vocabulary and phrasing if necessary. Whatever it takes to accurately communicate the feeling of your original source text.

When it comes to Vietnamese to English and English to Vietnamese translation of marcomms or other creative content, transcreation can provide the best results. Because, by way of a few examples, the Vietnamese language:

  • Does not inflect (there are no changes to show possession, case or plural)
  • Has verbs which do not conjugate to show tense
  • Uses a much more flexible word order
  • Does not differentiate between the definite and indefinite article
  • Has no pronouns or possessives

Bridging a gap that large requires a lot more flexibility than even high-quality translation allows. Which is why we offer the choice of transcreation or regular translation for all the Vietnamese translation services we provide in the UK and globally.

Defeating the challenges in Vietnamese interpreting

Asian Absolute provides simultaneous and consecutive Vietnamese interpreters for a wide range of assignments in London, the UK, Vietnam and worldwide. You can easily get the language support you need for a business meeting. A conference. A speech or presentation. An appointment. An interview. Or dubbing services for video content.

You will also be matched with a specialist in your field. Someone who will be intimately familiar with the terminology used in your project – whether it relates to life sciences or law. Marketing or manufacturing.

That’s in addition to their deep understanding of the differences in culture, body language, etiquette and colloquialisms. Something which is absolutely vital for a language which:

  • Is spoken in up to six tones
  • Has no plosives, glottal stops, voiceless consonantsand very few grouped consonants – sounds which all exist in English
  • Mainly consists of words which are only one syllable long
  • Has no short vowels

Get the best from your Vietnamese to English translation

You’ll find that Asian Absolute is quite unique in prioritising English native speakers for your Vietnamese to English translation.

This is because only a native-speaking linguist can ensure your translated communication is as dynamic and persuasive as your original. No matter which language you’re targeting.

Talk to an expert in Vietnamese translation services

Contact us today. Tell us about the language challenge you’re facing. Get a free, no-obligation quote on how we’ll help you overcome it. Or ask any questions you have about which dialect of either language will be most effective for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What language is Vietnamese similar to?

Despite belonging to different language families, having different writing systems, and being spoken in different regions, many people comment that Thai and Vietnamese seem to have many things in common.

There are competing theories as to whether this is due to the two languages’ long though comparatively limited exposure to each other, the heavy influence of the Chinese language on the entire region, or both.

How many languages are spoken in Vietnam?

Although Vietnamese has three major dialects – Northern, Central, and Southern – Vietnam actually has a stunning 110 officially recognised dialects and languages.

Popular minority languages include Tay, Muong, Cham, Khmer, Nung, and Hmong. You will also find large numbers of people in Vietnam who speak some Chinese and/ or French.

How is Vietnamese written?

Vietnamese is written in the Latin alphabet with extra diacritics used to indicate tones and inflexions.

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