Polish

Polish / W języku polskim

Polish is a West Slavic language spoken by approximately 40 million people across the globe. After Russian it is the second most widely spoken Slavic language. Polish holds official language status only in Poland, but is used throughout the world in Polish speaking communities. The language is closely related to Sorbian, Slovak and Czech.

Poland is said to be one of the most homogeneous European country linguistically, as many as 97% of the population say their native language is Polish. The Polish alphabet is based on the Latin alphabet with the additions of nine more letters (ą, ć, ę, ł, ń, ó, ś, ź, ż).

Polish in Scotland

After Poland joined the EU in 2004 there was a large influx of Polish immigration to the United Kingdom. Consequently, Scotland’s Polish-speaking population increased twenty times over the last decade. Today Polish is the second most commonly used language in Scotland. In Glasgow and Edinburgh alone there are about 21,000 Polish inhabitants. However, Polish communities can today be found all across Scotland, not just in larger cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh, where the culture and language is flourishing with the help of Polish community centres and churches.

With such a significant proportion of the Scottish population speaking Polish, it is increasingly important for businesses and organisations to be able to communicate with this growing demographic.

Our Polish Translators and Interpreters

Global Language Services’ linguists work with clients to facilitate clear communication of their message to Polish speakers through quality translation and interpretation.

Our Polish translators and interpreters are all native speakers in order to ensure top quality outcomes of each project we take on. Additionally, our team members are all specialised within various industries and we will always do our utmost to make sure that you are working with someone who has experience within the industry you are in.

Contact our team at either our Glasgow, Edinburgh or Highlands offices to discuss your Polish translation or interpretation project with one of our team members.

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Why Use Global Language Services

  • Experienced Polish Translators & Interpreters
  • Industry Specialism
  • Extensive Linguist Database
  • Local Demand / Local Supply Policy
  • Offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Highlands
  • ISO 9001:2008 Accreditation
  • BS EN 15038 Accreditation
  • Regular Staff Training
  • Rigorous Confidentiality Policies
  • Flexible Support
  • Interpreters available 24/7

What Our Clients Said

“Very well done in difficult circumstances – most helpful”

– British Transport Police

“Very punctual, good professional service and very efficient translating”

– Helen Street Police


Did You Know?

The Poles are a chivalrous bunch. Although it’s far from common practice, Poland is one of the few countries in the world where you might still see a man kiss a woman’s hand out of courtesy. This behaviour is reflected in their formal language.


Help Us Exceed Your Needs

Chętnie pomogę Państwu w tłumaczeniu tekstu na język polski lub angielski: I would be delighted to help you with your Polish translation needs.

Emilia is one of our Polish translators. She speaks fluent English and Polish as well as German. She is fully qualified with 11 years’ experience and is a registered sworn translator. Make your brief as detailed as possible and we will deliver a tailor-made service that fits with your requirements. Whether you are trying to steer your brand towards a specific audience or need a professional translation urgently, contact us and we will help you.

Contact us today by requesting a quote, calling 0141 429 3429, or emailing mail@globallanguageservices.co.uk