Last updated on July 25th, 2019 at 10:56 am
New York is one of the most diverse states in the U.S. ethnically, culturally, and linguistically, and no place shows it more than New York City. If you ask someone the first thing they think of about New York City, you’d get dozens of answers, all of them correct. Food, tourism, finance, sales, entertainment, nearly any industry in the world is represented here. NYC is a place where people of any language or culture come together to trade information, buy, sell, and compete for market recognition.
A complex blend of languages fills the air in New York City. Instead of being intimidated by that, use translation services in New York City to help you reach out to everyone who wants what you sell, not only those who speak your language. Keep reading to learn more about New York City’s linguistic landscape.
People living, working, and visiting bring their languages, cultures, plans, and talents to New York City. Why should this matter to you? If you’re doing business in NYC and your products appeal to a multilingual group, you can’t afford not to use language services. People like to engage in their native languages, and a business that takes this to heart will increase their opportunities for sales, grow their following, and improve the perception of their brand.
Language barriers make life more difficult in almost every way, from small frustrations to emergencies. Language barriers can make it difficult for people to find the product they are looking for, and have a hard time understanding instructions during training or in a medical setting. It also isolates people and makes access to social support more difficult. In the fall of 2011, Executive Order 26 was signed by Governor Cuomo, mandating that NY State agencies that serve the public must provide language support to people not proficient in English. This should be a wake-up call for how much translation services are needed for anyone doing business and working with the government in New York City and New York State. That Order was a call to bridge that barrier with translation and interpretation services in New York City and in the State of New York.
About half of New Yorkers speak English as their primary language. The other half of New York City’s population speaks an array of languages including Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Korean, and Russian. Spanish speakers are a growing cohort in New York City and the rest of the United States. English to Spanish and Spanish to English translation are requested frequently and are becoming more important as this powerful demographic uses their skills and buying power.
The Chinese-speaking demographic is not far behind in growth and purchasing power in the city. Real estate and retail holdings in New York are currently favored by Chinese investors, their processes often require legal and financial translators and interpreters. JR Language’s professional translators navigate Chinese dialects like Mandarin, Han, and Suzhou with ease.
Our translation agency regularly helps people from all over the world engage with English-speaking people in New York City. We translate many different documents to support non-English speaking residents in New York City: from contract translation to instruction for training, from insurance benefits to the translation of information for visitors a museum, our translation from English and to English helps eliminate language barriers for visitors and residents in New York city every day.
What languages should your organization or business be aware of when servicing or marketing to a diverse population in a particular New York City neighborhood? Let’s look at the five boroughs to discover which languages are most prevalent in each.
These neighborhoods and the entire New York City area contain thousands of people who want to communicate, read, shop, explore, and do business in their native languages. If you serve or do business in NYC, language translation services will take you beyond your limits.
JR Language translation company can help you identify all the elements needed to help users of your organization services or to market your services to a multilingual community like New York City. The following is a list of important multilingual services offered:
When you work with our language services agency for your translation and interpretation needs, you get the support and guidance of or knowledgeable customer services team, plus quality assurance, consistency, and accuracy in our services offering. You know that your service, will be localized and culturally relevant. No matter how technical the project, you will receive output that has been held to rigorous quality tests by translators and linguists skilled in your industry.
Contact JR Language translation company in New York City to start a conversation about your multilingual communication needs and find out where language services can help your company.