Vietnamese is part of the Austro-Asiatic language family, and is written in a Latin script using the Subject-Verb-Object order found in English. It is the sixth most spoken foreign language in the U.S., and the fourteenth most common language in the world. Out of the estimated 68.6 million Vietnamese speakers worldwide, most reside in Vietnam; however there are considerable populations in the Unites States, Cambodia and China. The 2000 U.S. Census recorded 1,009,627 Vietnamese speakers living in United States, and, according to the 2005 American Community Survey, the states with the largest Vietnamese populations were California, Texas, and Washington. Due to the large numbers of Vietnamese speakers throughout the United States, Vietnamese translation services are frequently requested.
Vietnamese translation services are particularly important to businesses and companies in the United States. Vietnam has the fifty-eighth highest GDP in the world. In 2007, Vietnam was the forty-ninth largest export market for U.S. goods, and the thirty-eighth largest trading partner. Revenue reached an estimated $15.7 billion ($2.8 billion exported, $12.9 billion imported) in two-way goods and services in the year 2007. The top U.S. exports to Vietnam in 2008 were machinery, vehicles, meat (beef and poultry), cotton/yarn/fabric, and plastic. In 2008 the top U.S. imports from Vietnam were woven apparel, knit apparel, footwear, furniture and bedding, and mineral fuel and oil (crude). The U.S. foreign direct investment in Vietnam in 2007 was $281 million.
The majority of Vietnamese translation requests are for consumer materials targeted toward Vietnamese speaking consumers living in the United States. At YBD we treat translation services seriously and hire only experienced professional and certified Vietnamese translators to handle our projects. Each of our Vietnamese translators has an average of 10 years of experience. We also employ editors to review completed Vietnamese translation projects. Our editors have an average of 15 years experience in Vietnamese translation services.
All translators are required to pass a Vietnamese translation request and provide a minimum of three positive recommendations from a recognized agency. All projects are thoroughly reviewed by an editor prior to delivery. Our attention to detail and quality assurance process provide the highest-quality work and customer service possible. We believe our dedication is directly responsible for our high level of customer satisfaction and customer-retention rate. We invite you to visit us or contact us today to learn more about our Vietnamese translation services, and how we can assist you with your business expansion efforts. YBD appreciates the opportunity of helping you, and we look forward to our growing together!