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Translation Services USA offers professional translation services for English to Shanghainese and Shanghainese to English language pairs. We also translate Shanghainese to and from any other world language. We can translate into over 100 different languages. In fact, Translation Services USA is the only agency in the market which can fully translate Shanghainese to literally any language in the world!

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Our translation team consists of many expert and experienced Shanghainese translators. Each translator specializes in a different field such as legal, financial, medical, and more.

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Whether your Shanghainese translation need is small or large, Translation Services USA is always there to assist you with your translation needs. Our Shanghainese translation team has many experienced document translators who specialize in translating many different types of documents including birth and death certificates, marriage certificates and divorce decrees, diplomas and transcripts, and any other Shanghainese document you may need translated.

We have excellent Shanghainese software engineers and quality assurance editors who can localize any software product or website. We can professionally translate any Shanghainese website, no matter if it is a static HTML website or an advanced Java/PHP/Perl driven website. In the age of globalization, you definitely would want to localize your website into the Shanghainese language! It is a highly cost-effective investment and an easy way to expand your business!

We also offer services for Shanghainese interpretation, voice-overs, transcriptions, and multilingual search engine optimization. No matter what your Shanghainese translation needs are, Translation Services USA can provide for them.

Shanghainese Language Facts:

Shanghainese is a dialect of Wu Chinese spoken in the city of Shanghai. Wu has 87 million speakers as of 1991, and is the second most spoken form of Chinese after Mandarin (which has some 800 million speakers). Shanghainese is the representative dialect of Northern Wu; it contains vocabulary and expressions from the entire Northern Wu area (southern Jiangsu, northern Zhejiang). With nearly 14 million speakers, Shanghainese is also the largest single coherent form of Wu Chinese.

Shanghainese is currently banned in schools and in newspapers, and the media are strongly discouraged from broadcasting in contemporary Shanghainese. However, Shanghainese can often be heard on the radio. Several television advertisements in Shanghainese have been removed shortly after airing. In 2004, a Tom and Jerry program dubbed with Shanghainese was blocked from broadcasting. The only form of Shanghainese currently allowed for public broadcast are Shanghainese Folk Opera and Orthodox Shanghainese (catering to farmers in the suburbs). Celebrities are put on billboards with slogans like "Be a modern Shanghaier, speak Mandarin."

Shanghainese is a register language, with only two live tonal constrasts (high and low). Compare this with 4 in Mandarin, and 6 in Cantonese. The Shanghainese tonal system is instead similar to African languages; different from other Chinese languages, Thai and Vietnamese.

Shanghainese is rich in consonants and pure vowels [i y ɿ ɥ e ø E ə ɵ a ɒ ɔ ɤ o u]. Like other northern Wu dialects, the Shanghai dialect has voiced initials [b d g z v dʑ ʑ]. Neither Mandarin nor Cantonese has voiced initials.

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