Here Are Our On-Site and Remote Interpretation Services for Bosnian
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Bosnia and Herzegovina is a young country, formed only in 1992 after the dissolution of Yugoslavia. In Yugoslavia, even though many different ethnic groups lived in the country, the official language was Serbo-Croatian—so it’s not hard to guess that the modern-day Serbian and Croatian languages are derived from this Yugoslavian tongue. But what may surprise you is that Bosnian is also one of the four variants of Serbo-Croatian, with the fourth being Montenegrin. Bosnian is simply the variant standardized for use in Bosnia and Herzegovina, although Serbian and Croatian also find widespread use in the country.
English proficiency is relatively high in Bosnia and Herzegovina (though not as high as in neighboring Croatia), but that doesn’t mean you can navigate the country easily without Bosnian. If you want to connect with locals, you’ll need to speak their language—or you’ll need a professional who does. That’s where our professional Bosnian interpretation team comes in. At TranslationServices.com, we’re serious about breaking down the language barrier between Bosnian and English, and our experienced Bosnian interpreters from across Bosnia and Herzegovina are ready to help you with that.
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Discovering the background behind Bosnian
Bosnia and Herzegovina boasts a population of around 3.4 million, but there are only an estimated 2.5 million native speakers of Bosnian. That’s because there are also a large number of ethnic Serbs and Croats in the country who speak Serbian and Croatian, respectively. Yes, linguistically speaking, these are just different dialects of the same language, but nationalistic feelings toward one’s language run strong in the former Yugoslavian states, so it’s important to know which language to target when you’re purchasing interpretation services. In the ethnically Bosnian areas, you’ll need Bosnian.
As a language, Bosnian is, well, complicated. It’s from the South Slavic branch of the larger Slavic language family, which isn’t exactly known for its simple grammar. Outside the Serbo-Croatian variants, Bosnian is also related to Macedonian, Slovenian, and Bulgarian, with Russian, Polish, and other Slavic languages standing as more distant relatives. Its three genders make French and Spanish feel easy, and its seven cases make German feel like a breeze. Nouns, adjectives, and verbs alike undergo significant inflection, so Bosnian learners have a lot to memorize. With lots of loanwords from Turkish, Arabic, and Persian, Bosnian is also distinct from its Serbo-Croatian sister languages.
Offering Bosnian interpretation services anywhere in the world
Whether you’re in Bosnia and Herzegovina or somewhere else in our big, wide world, our team is eager to help you with your Bosnian interpretation needs. There are two ways: on site or online.
If you’re in Bosnia and Herzegovina—or perhaps other places in the Balkans—we probably have a Bosnian interpreter near you, and we can send them for an on-site job. But even if you’re located outside the Bosnian-speaking world, we can still help. Either we can source one of our international Bosnian interpreters, or we can put someone on a plane to meet you (although you’ll be charged an extra fee for the travel expenses).
If you have a stable internet connection and prefer remote interpretation, that’s totally fine as well! This convenient option allows you to easily access high-quality Bosnian interpretation services from anywhere in the world. Whether it’s over Zoom, Skype, or even the regular phone line, the convenience of remote Bosnian interpretation services wins over a lot of our clients.
Interpreting Bosnian simultaneously or consecutively: which is right for you?
When you purchase Bosnian interpretation services, you have to let us know whether you’re looking for simultaneous or consecutive interpretation. But what’s the difference?
Simultaneous interpretation means the interpreter and the original speaker are talking at the same time. The original speaker is a few seconds ahead, with the interpreter listening intently and instantly converting the speech to the other language for the audience. While fast and allowing the speech to flow freely, simultaneous interpretation is more prone to inaccuracies since the interpreter has little time to think through their translation.
Consecutive interpretation means the interpreter and the original speakers take turns talking. The original speaker says a sentence or two and then waits as the interpreter translates the material for the other party. This is slower than simultaneous interpretation and can disrupt the natural flow of conversation, but it tends to be more accurate and dynamic since the interpreter has more time to think and can ask for clarification.
Our Bosnian interpretation services cover topics from all fields.
If you’re concerned that your Bosnian interpreter will mistranslate technical terminology that pops up in your speech, don’t worry. If you inform us that you need a subject-matter expert to handle your project, we’ll scour our team for the appropriate professional. Since our team is diverse and well-rounded, we’re confident we can find the right Bosnian interpreter for your needs.
Now you don’t need to memorize the complicated Bosnian inflection charts to communicate smoothly with Bosnians. All you need is our friendly Bosnian interpreters. Get in touch today to get started!