Government Accredited Translator and Interpreter
Certified Translator for Amharic at the Berlin Courts and Notaries
Member Federal Association of Interpreters & Translators (BDÜ)


Since 1993, I offer a professional translation service for Amharic, widely spoken throughout Ethiopia. I am a native speaker of Amharic and am based in Germany. I own an extensive research library on the Ethiopian language, culture and history and can therefore also annotate texts, if that is necessary.
For your website localization, I will adapt your marketing to the Ethiopian context and its cultural specifics.
   
Services

Translations (English <> Amharic, German <> Amharic)
Interpreting (English <> Amharic, German <> Amharic)
Editing and proofreading
Language teaching
Transcription of films and music recordings
Subtitles or voice-over
Website and software localization


Please get in touch with me by
e-mail for a free estimate.
   
Selected Clients Accento, Dallas
Ärztekammer Berlin (Berlin Chamber of Medical Doctors)
Berlin Courts
Berlin Police Department
Bridge to Ethiopia, Austria
Bundesamt für die Anerkennung ausländischer Flüchtlinge (Federal Office for the Acknowledgement of Refugees)
Bundesgrenzschutz (Federal Border Patrol)
Clark Translations, Pasadena
CTS LanguageLink, Vancouver
Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst, Berlin (German Development Service)
Interlingua, The Netherlands
Kern Translations GmbH, Frankfurt
Language Line, London
LanguageWorks, New York
McDonald’s, Germany
Schott Music & Media GmbH, Mainz
TransPerfect, Frankfurt/London
TranScript, Bern/Zürich
Web-Lingo, Capetown
WorldLinkTechnologies, Bellevue
Your Dictionary.com, Lewisburg
   
The Language Amharic, a Semitic idiom, is the lingua franca of Ethiopia. It is, however, very different from Arabic and Hebrew and forms – together with Tigrinya – a quite distinct branch in the Semitic family. It has approximately 18 million native speakers, and is spoken by many non-Amhara Ethiopians as a second language. Its alphabet with 276 letters ranks among Africa’s very few indigenous script systems. It is a rich and complex language with a long-standing tradition and an impressive body of literature and poetry.
   
Contact

Mesfin Ayalew
Sponholzstrasse 40/41
D - 12159 Berlin
Germany
Phone / Fax: +49 30 8248000
E-mail: info@amharic-company.de