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Introducing our team of skilled, passionate Serbian interpreters
The linguistic layout of the Balkans can be difficult to understand. The state of Yugoslavia existed in the region for much of the 20th century, and though numerous ethnolinguistic groups populated the land, Serbo-Croatian ruled as the official language and lingua franca. After the country’s breakup, Slovenes, Macedonians, and Kosovars reverted to their native Slovenian, Macedonian, and Albanian, respectively. But the native speakers of Serbo-Croatian also fractured into new national groups, breaking the language into Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, and Montenegrin. Indeed, Serbian is the largest variant of the pluricentric Serbo-Croatian language.
Many Serbs learn English, but of course, they’re far more comfortable in their native Serbian. So, if you’re in Serbia or elsewhere in the Balkans and you need to communicate with locals but find your Serbian language skills lacking, you may need a professional Serbian interpreter. That’s what we here at TranslationServices.com offer, thanks to our well-rounded team of enthusiastic Serbian interpreters from across Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, and elsewhere in the Balkans. Our services are flexible, reliable, and affordable—and we can’t wait to help you.
If you’d like a free quote for our Serbian interpretation services, feel free to request one today.
Serbian: the biggest variant of Serbo-Croatian
With around 12 million native speakers, Serbian accounts for more than half of the estimated 19 million native speakers of Serbo-Croatian. While Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro prefer the Latin alphabet for their respective varieties of Serbo-Croatian, Serbian is a rare example of a fully digraphic language, in which the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets are entirely interchangeable and used equally often throughout Serbia.
In terms of its roots, Serbian is a South Slavic language, so in addition to its Serbo-Croatian sibling languages, it’s related to Slovenian, Bulgarian, and Macedonian. It’s also related to Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, and Czech, albeit more distantly. And like other Slavic languages, Serbian isn’t easy: with its three genders and seven cases, Serbian presents learners with an array of complicated conjugation charts for nouns and adjectives alike. Verbs aren’t any easier, what with six tenses that are combined with person markers. And, of course, Serbian divides its verbs into perfective and imperfective types—perhaps the most defining feature of Slavic languages. In other words, Serbian isn’t easy.
Location is no object with our Serbian interpretation services.
No matter where you are in the world, we’re happy to provide high-quality Serbian interpretation services you can rely on. It’s your choice whether to meet with our interpreter in person or in cyberspace.
If you like the idea of on-site Serbian interpretation services, we can easily set you up with one of our team members if you’re in the Balkans. With representation across Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, and beyond, we have most locations covered. If you’re in a country with a big Serbian-speaking presence, such as the US, Germany, Austria, or Switzerland, we may also be able to help. And in a pinch, we can always fly an interpreter out to you, as long as you can cover their plane ticket.
If you prefer the thought of remote Serbian interpretation services, no problem! In that case, what matters is the stability of your internet or phone connection, not your location. Our Serbian interpreter will join your call and interpret freely between the involved parties, eliminating the challenges of geographical boundaries.
Would you like simultaneous or consecutive Serbian interpretation services?
Whether you opt for in-person or remote Serbian interpretation services, you also have to make the choice between simultaneous and consecutive interpretation. If you don’t know the difference, read on.
For cases in which speech is presented unilaterally to a multilingual audience, simultaneous interpretation is best. This applies to media such as presentations, speeches, live TV broadcasts, and even large multilingual conferences. Participants wear headphones synced up to their language, and the interpreter translates the speech in real time, feeding the audio through the headphones.
On the other hand, consecutive interpretation services are more suitable for dynamic situations with a lot of back-and-forth communication, such as business meetings, interviews, or conferences. However, it only suits situations with a small number of participants. The interpreter translates each sentence after the speaker has said it, so the pace is slower than simultaneous interpretation, but it can also be more accurate and reliable.
Don’t worry if your Serbian interpretation needs to include technical content.
Does your presentation, interview, or business meeting touch on esoteric topics that the average Serbian interpreter wouldn’t understand? We have a diverse, well-rounded team filled with Serbian interpretation experts from a variety of backgrounds, so we likely have someone familiar with your field—all you have to do is tell us what your discipline is, and we’ll set you up with them.
With our passionate Serbian interpretation team, you can easily communicate with Serbian speakers in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, and all around the world. The first step is to send us a message!