How to Translate Birth Dates From English to Arabic
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Translating birth dates from English to Arabic is a task that you can perform yourself from home, unless you need the translation for some kind of official document.
If you need the English-to-Arabic translation for official documents, you can do it by either getting a certification as a translator yourself or by visiting some of the professional online translation sites listed in this article.
Determine the purpose for the translation of the birth dates from English to Arabic. If it is for your own entertainment or a hobby, you might prefer purchasing and learning from Arabic self-study guides to perform the translation on your own.
Envision hiring a professional English to Arabic translator. There are a wide variety of translators who can convert or translate English numerals and birth dates to Arabic. Most of those translators are, however, only certified to translate words from Arabic to English, not the other way around.
- Translating birth dates from English to Arabic is a task that you can perform yourself from home, unless you need the translation for some kind of official document.
Recognise the distinction between gaining an Arabic comprehension of English words or numbers written on paper, and gaining an English or American comprehension of Arabic words and numbers. This comprehension is very important. Determine what kind of comprehension that you need the translation service to convey for you on paper. Translation services involve converting written words from one language to another, usually on paper or in written form.
Look up the Arabic symbols for American English numbers in your workbooks and dictionary. Study how Arabic dates and numbers are written. Arabic numerals are written left to right, whereas Arabic words are written from right to left. Practice writing Arabic numbers for the English birth dates that you are trying to translate. Verify and check those with the study guides for accuracy.
- Recognise the distinction between gaining an Arabic comprehension of English words or numbers written on paper, and gaining an English or American comprehension of Arabic words and numbers.
- Practice writing Arabic numbers for the English birth dates that you are trying to translate.
View the section in the English-to-Arabic study guides about how months and time are written in long form. The region that you need the translated document for may determine the form of written translation that is best.
Contact some of the professional translation services listed in the References section. Visit the websites and send e-mail inquiries about prices for document translation and other services.
- "Arabic Dictionary and Phrasebook: English-Arabic Arabic-English," Mahmoud Gaafar & Jane Wightwick, 2007
- "Basic Arabic Workbook," John Mace, 2006
- "The Arabic Alphabet: How to Read & Write It," Nicholas Awde & Putros Samano, 1986
- "Easy Arabic Script," Jane Wightwick & Mahmoud Gaafar, 2005
- It is best to hire a translator who knows some of the culture and social mores in your region of interest.
- If you decide to perform the translation yourself for fun or educational purposes, do so by first purchasing some simple Arabic-to-English self-study guides or books.
- The references and resources give some basic information, but ask plenty of questions and do thorough research if the translation is for official document purposes. There is a vast gulf between American English comprehension and that of Arabic. Even among the varieties of Arabian nationalities, there exist vast distinctions in comprehension.
Mike Marcoe is a writer/editor with more than 19 years of experience. His clients have included the Educated Investor, the University of Wisconsin, New York Life, the "Encyclopedia of Personal Finance," "Your Retirement Watch" and "The Internet Review of Books." He works as the content manager for a financial education software firm and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Wisconsin.