Bilingva Translation and Interpreting


I needed to get a letter translated from Spanish to English for a time-sensitive legal issue and Catherine and her team helped me to get it on time. It was fast and convenient.  I highly recommend Bilingva professionalism and their costumer service!!!

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Arabic Translation

Bilingva has a team of certified Arabic translators on staff, located in the US, Egypt, Jordan and other Arabic-speaking countries. Whether you need to translate a birth certificate, a technical manual or localize a website, we can assist you. We have translators specializing in diploma, certificates and supporting evidence translation for submission to USCIS or other legal purposes, typically requested by immigration attorneys.

All our linguists are highly trained and specialize in a variety of subjects, both on an informal basis and on a professional level. We match the topic of your documents and the subject of your event with the right people and lead the project from start to finish to ensure smooth, accurate and on-time delivery of all our services.

Bilingva is a full service provider: we translate documents to and from Arabic language, perform DTP work (lay out the translated text in exactly the same format as your originals), certify and notarize our translations.

Arabic vs. Persian (Farsi)

Bilingva translates documents both in Arabic and Persian (Farsi) languages. It is important to understand, however, that Arabic and Persian are not the same language. If you are not sure what language your document is in, our linguists will determine it, and then we'll assign the right translator with the proper language and experience background to handle the translation.

The modern written language (Modern Standard Arabic) is derived from the language of the Koran (known as Classical Arabic or Koranic Arabic). It is widely taught in schools, universities, and used to varying degrees in workplaces, government and the media. The two formal varieties are grouped together as Literary Arabic, which is the official language of 26 states and the liturgical language of Islam.

Colloquial Arabic is the spoken language and includes many varities:

  • Moroccan Arabic is spoken by about 20,000,000 speakers in Morocco and in immigrant communities in Western Europe.
  • Algerian Arabic has 22,000,000 speakers in Algeria.
  • Tunisian Arabic has 9,000,000 speakers in Tunisia.
  • Lybian Arabic is spoken by 4,500,000 speakers mainly in Lybia but also in Egypt.
  • Egyptian Arabic is spoken by 84,000,000 Egyptians and understood abroad thanks to Egyptian movies.
  • North Levantine Arabic is spoken by about 15,000,000 Syrians and Lebaneses, whereas South Levantine is used by an additional 6,000,000 Jordanians, Palestinians and Israelis.
  • North Mesopotamian Arabic is spoken by 6,300,000 speakers mostly in Iraq but also in Syria and Turkey.
  • The Hijazi dialect is spoken by 6,000,000 people in Saudi Arabia and the Nadji dialect is a spoken by a further 10,000,000 speakers mainly in Saudi Arabia.
  • Persian is the official language of Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, but it is also spoken in Pakistan, Iraq and several other countries. While the term "Farsi" is currently used in the popular media and by the U.S. government, historically English speakers have called the language "Persian." Native speakers do, in fact, call their language Farsi or Parsi.

    There are three modern varieties of standard Persian:

  • Iranian Persian is the variety of Persian spoken in Iran, sometimes referred to as Farsi (in Persian) or just Persian (in English).
  • Dari is the Persian spoken in Afghanistan. It is also referred to as Eastern Persian, and officially as Dari.
  • Tajik is the variety of Persian used in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Russia, but unlike the Persian used in Iran and Dari used Afghanistan, it is written in the Cyrillic script rather than Persian script.
  • Contact us today to discuss your Arabic language needs!