Reliable an accurate Vietnamese translation services for your business.

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LingPerfect is an established provider of ISO-Certified professional translations from Vietnamese to English and English to Vietnamese for all major industries.

Our experienced linguists will help you transform your words from Vietnamese to English and back while retaining tone, context, and detail.

Our Vietnamese language services span over 12 global industry sectors following sectors: from medical and life sciences to financial, manufacturing, and more.

U.S. & Vietnam: Partners in Trade

According to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the United States and Vietnam meet regularly on trade and investment issues, and Vietnam is currently the U.S.’s 10th largest goods trading partner. More specifically, Vietnam was United States’ 28th largest goods export market and 6th largest supplier of goods imports in 2020.

According to the World Bank, “Vietnam’s shift from a centrally-planned to a market economy has transformed the country from one of the poorest in the world into a lower middle-income country. Vietnam now is one of the most dynamic emerging countries in the East Asia region.”

Vietnam is often referred to as “a development success story”. 

Between 2002 and 2021, GDP per capita increased 3.6 times, and the economy has proven resilient through different crises, including COVID-19.

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Professional Vietnamese Translation Solutions

With 16 years of experience and over 200 million words translated in more than 200 language combinations, LingPerfect is one of the most reliable and established providers of professional translation solutions in the U.S.

Whatever the type and size of your Vietnamese translation project, we will ensure that the highest quality standards are met – in compliance with our  ISO certification – and never deviate from the agreed deadline and price.

Compliance with the ISO certification requirements allows for reducing errors, which is particularly important in a field where even the slightest mistake can negatively impact safety, security, or business success.

Certified Vietnamese Translations

For a Vietnamese translation to be certified, it needs to be performed by qualified linguists with the necessary skills and experience, and bear a certificate attesting to the accuracy of the translated text.

The documents requiring certification may be legal texts, but not exclusively: you may need a certified translation for medical reports, qualification certificates, financial documents, etc. 

The document must be a word-for-word human translation, with no additional interpretation or omission.

At LingPerfect, we can provide certified Vietnamese translations on our company letterhead along with our ATA membership number and our contact information.

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Certified Vietnamese Translation Services for Any Use

Government certified translations

Whenever you submit a translated document to any official government institution, you will need to provide an official certification of its accuracy.
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Financial certified translations

This can include certified translations of insurance claims, financial reports, official M&A translations, and others.
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Certified translations for the legal industry

Depositions, legal transcripts, prior rulings, evidence... any translation submitted to a Court of Law must be certified, too.
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Why choose LingPerfect for your Vietnamese translation & localization needs?

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350+ Professional Vietnamese translators with industry-specific expertise

Every industry has its own specificities. That's why we always pair you with certified professional translators with domain-related experience.

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ISO 9001:2015 certified quality assurance process

Our rigorous QA processes and KPIs make sure your localized websites are error-free and adhere to your terminology and tone of voice.

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Scalability & boutique approach with dedicated staff

Whatever the size of your project, we always customize the approach to best suit your needs. And you get a dedicated account manager to assist you in every step of the process.

Our Vietnamese translators & interpreters:

  • are native speakers of the English or Vietnamese language and translating into their mother tongue;
  • possess outstanding expertise in their fields of specialization;
  • are graduates of translation schools and universities;
  • have documented proof of excellent English and Vietnamese language skills;
  • can provide certified translations for documents that are to be used in Vietnam;
  • are experienced linguists who have been working in the language services industry for years;
  • adhere to strict confidentiality policies and non-disclosure agreements;
  • are skilled at creating Vietnamese translation memories, glossaries, and terminology lists for English-to-Vietnamese projects.

Trusted by Major Government Agencies

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At LingPerfect we have a mission, and that is to ensure you have your documents translated, fast, and with the highest quality standards.

With our long-standing experience in the language industry, our unparalleled commitment to quality, and our ISO-compliant procedure, we are an undisputed leader in this industry.

We take pride in supporting our clients as they communicate and connect with millions of consumers worldwide in their own language, turning their ideas into tangible global results.

We know that localization of Asian languages can be challenging for non-Asian companies. 

But with us, Vietnamese translation has become an easy and smooth process.

... because Vietnam’s Economy Is on the Rise.

Thanks to a series of domestic reforms, significant natural resources, and structural advantages, Vietnam has rapidly become one of the fastest-growing economies in South-East Asia.

Today, Vietnam is considered a new potential global manufacturing hub, attracting an increasing number of high-tech multinational corporations. 

Vietnam’s major industries include:

  • electronics
  • food processing
  • textiles
  • construction
  • mining 
  • services and tourism
  • banking and finance
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Vietnam: Country Facts

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  • Vietnam is a strip of land shaped like the letter “S”, situated on the eastern part of the Indochinese peninsula; 
  • Vietnam borders China, Laos, and Cambodia, the East Sea, and the Pacific Ocean;
  • While ¾ of its territory is comprised of mountains and hills, it has over 3,000 km long coastline;
  • Vietnam is a unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party socialist republic;
  • Its capital city is Hanoi, but the largest city in Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh City;
  • Over 103 million people live in Vietnam in 2022, approximately 35 percent of them in the cities;

Currently, there are 54 different ethnic groups living in Vietnam, with the Kinh (Viet) people accounting for nearly 90 percent of the whole population.

Vietnamese Language Facts

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Vietnamese is an Austroasiatic language of the Mon-Khmer branch spoken by over 80 million people.

While the majority of its speakers live in Vietnam, there are many Vietnamese communities in the border areas of neighboring countries, as well as a significant diaspora community throughout the Western world.

Until quite recently, Vietnamese was written using Chữ Nôm, a logographic script using Chinese characters (Chữ Hán) alongside a series of locally-invented characters.

However, during the French colonial rule of Vietnam, the Vietnamese alphabet (chữ Quốc ngữ) – based on the Roman alphabet – was officially adopted. This is why Vietnamese script seems relatively familiar compared to other Asian languages. The content, however, is far from easy to decipher.

Vietnamese is a tonal language (like Mandarin Chinese). The number of tones, however, is even higher than in Chinese and varies geographically, with six tones in the North and 5 in the South. Finally, like many languages in Southeast Asia, Vietnamese is an analytic (and isolating) language. This means that it lacks morphological markings of case, gender, and number, and grammatical relations are shown exclusively through word order.

Complexity and Variation of the Vietnamese Language

To make things more interesting, there are three major dialect variants spoken within Vietnam:

  • Hanoi (Northern Vietnamese) dialect – prestige variant, basis for the standard Vietnamese language. Northern Vietnamese is used in schools, course books, government documents, contracts and agreements, and the media. Therefore, most Vietnamese information is written using the Northern Vietnam spelling.
  • Hue (Central Vietnamese) dialect
  • Saigon (Southern Vietnamese) dialect. 

Unlike spelling, Vietnamese vocabulary varies significantly on a geographical basis. 

Even native speakers coming from various regions can find it difficult to use certain words or understand one another.

Given the complexity of Vietnamese dialects, businesses should pay the utmost attention to choosing the adequate regional vocabulary and spelling when entering the Vietnamese market, customizing content, and localizing marketing materials to provide a better customer experience and establish their image.

Vietnamese Translation Text Expansion

When translating from English into Vietnamese, texts normally expand. 

This, of course, has a significant impact on document layout and style, especially in the case of visual content such as leaflets, posters, brochures, and websites.

Based on LingPerfect’s experience, content translated into Vietnamese is likely to be over 30% longer than the English source. This is because sentences in the Vietnamese language are often lengthier and more elaborate than those in the English language.

If you wish the layout of your English to Vietnamese translations not to be altered or you have character limit requirements, please let us know beforehand so we can come up with the best solution

We can make sure translators use shorter words and sentences to meet your layout requirements, or we can even arrange for your graphics to be handled by our Desktop Publishing experts.

Popular Vietnamese Phrases and their English Translation

Although English is a highly popular language in Vietnam, especially in large cities such as Saigon and Hanoi, Vietnamese is still the most widely spoken language.

Here are a few essential Vietnamese phrases to help you get through everyday situations:

  • Xin chào (Sin chow) – Hello
  • Cho tôi hỏi (Cho toy hoi) – Excuse me/May I ask
  • Cảm ơn (cam on) – Thank you
  • Không, cảm ơn (Kong, cam on) – No, thank you!
  • Dạ/Không (Dza/Kong) – Yes/No
  • Bạn khỏe không? (Ban kwae kong) – How are you?
  • Tôi khỏe, cảm ơn. (Toy kware, cam on) – I’m fine, thank you.
  • Xin lỗi (Xin loy) – I’m sorry
  • Tạm biệt (Tam biet) – Goodbye
  • Bạn tên là gì? (Ban tain la gi) – What is your name?
  • Tôi là….(Toy lah)- I am/My name is….
  • Tôi đến từ… (Toy dain too…) – I am from…
  • Bạn bao nhiêu tuổi? (Ban bao new two-oy?) – How old are you?
  • Tôi không hiểu (Toy kong hew) – I don’t understand

Should You Use Google Translate for Your Vietnamese Translations?

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Google Translate may have become relatively reliable (particularly in the case of texts with a simple syntax) for specific “standard” language pairs, but when it comes to languages that are less widely used or have a complex syntax (such as Vietnamese), the algorithm is still far from satisfactory;

Google Translator provides merely a “rough” translation. We may call it a “draft” version. 

Instant translation is based on a scan of documents (websites, online documents, etc.), and the program generates a “proposal” of translation. Indeed, it is not uncommon to find errors or missing translations.

Google Translator does not offer any form of Quality Control or text adaptation to specific terminologies, layouts, industries, or markets. In other words, there is no way to be sure that the translated text is correct.

Therefore… if you need your Vietnamese translation error-free, find a reliable partner. So, call us and ask for a quote.