The Translation People has over 30 years’ experience in the translation industry. Our Serbian translations are undertaken by professionally qualified specialist translators who are experts in various specialist fields such as finance and law, medicine, mechanical engineering and many other areas and only perform Serbian Translation into their mother tongue. Our project managers would be happy to advise you and make sure that the best Serbian translator is chosen to work on your translation project.
We translate both from Serbian into English as well as English into Serbian. The Translation People offers high quality translations, short delivery times and works with a vast number of software formats such as Microsoft Office, HTML, XML, InDesign and many more.
Serbian – did you know?
Serbian belongs to the Slavic language family, which has 300 million speakers. Like Croatian, Slovenian, and Bosnian it belongs to the South Slavic languages group and derives from the Shtokavian dialect. Other West Slavic languages are Polish, Slovak and Czech, whereas Russian and Ukrainian belong to the East Slavic languages group.
In total, Serbian is spoken by 11.7 million people worldwide. Of these, 6.2 million live in Serbia with a further 2 million speakers living in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia and Kosovo. A large number (3.5 million) of Serbian native speakers are also to be found in Western Europe, Australia and the USA.
Serbian grammar and vocabulary are very similar to Bosnian and Croatian, so speakers of these languages can easily communicate. Serbian uses both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets but in 2006 when the new Serbian state came into being, the Cyrillic writing system became the official variant. Official and religious documents are therefore mostly written in Cyrillic script; but in the media and in everyday language, use of the Latin variant is widespread.
Until the fall of Yugoslavia, a common language policy was in practice according to which, Serbo-Croat, Bosnian and Montenegrin were a single, pluricentric language or a single language with various standard versions. Following the collapse of Yugoslavia however, strong nationalist dynamics developed in the former member states, supporting individual languages and thus the common language, Serbo-Croat, ultimately broke up.