German / Deutsch

German is the official language of Germany and Austria, and is also spoken across Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and a small corner of France called Alsace. Standard German is spoken by around 90 million people across the globe and, if you count its regional varieties, that figure increases to 120 million.

After the fall of the Soviet Union, German was used as a common language across much of Europe. It’s extensive usage in both diplomacy and business saw the language established as an international lingua franca, especially within the engineering and technology sectors.

Our specialist German linguists work with our clients to facilitate communication with speakers of German around the globe. Whether you are preparing a product for international release or localising an application, our linguists will provide an exceptional translation or interpretation service.


Why Use Global Language Services

  • Experienced German Translators & Interpreters
  • Industry Specialism
  • Extensive Linguist Database
  • Local Demand / Local Supply Policy
  • ISO 9001:2008 Accreditation
  • BS EN 15038 Accreditation
  • Regular Staff Training
  • Rigorous Confidentiality Policies
  • Flexible Support

What Our Clients Said

“A big thank you to all concerned. Feedback from the customer is that they have been very impressed and pleased with the format.”

– Scottish Prison Service

“Well, I must say I have always been impressed with the quick responses to my requests but this is a record, just under 30 minutes. Many thanks again.”

– VIA Lothian and Borders

Did You Know?

The Bielefeld Conspiracy is a running joke in Germany in which Germans pretend the city of Bielefeld does not actually exist. The joke started as a satire of conspiracy theories on the internet but quickly gained popularity in the general public. When Angela Merkel spoke about a meeting she held in Bielefeld, she added: “…if it exists at all.”

Help Us Exceed Your Needs

If you make your brief as detailed as possible, we can deliver a service that is specifically tailored to your requirements. Whether you are preparing to take a product international or you are producing internal communications for a multinational, contact us today and we will discuss how we can help.

Contact us today by requesting a quote, calling 0141 429 3429, or emailing

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