Aside from offering Indonesian Language Courses... we offer a variety of Indonesian language services such as Translation, Interpretation,
Copywriting, Language Editing and Subtitling from our office in Bali and online worldwide.
We have translated everything from movie scripts and subtitles to legal documents and papers, even English and Indonesian language websites for top corporations in Indonesia.
From English to Indonesian and from Indonesian to English, we offer top-quality translation of legal and other documents, marketing materials, websites, film scripts and subtitling. If a registered / sworn / notarized translation of a document or contract is required, this can be arranged.
Our teachers are University-educated, primarily in Management, Marketing, Advertising and Communications. They’ve been Creative Directors, Copywriters and advertising/marketing professionals at the top of their field and with the biggest media corporations in Indonesia's top companies including Google, Fortune Indonesia and many others.
If you would like to produce content in Indonesian language, or make sure that content that has been produced is targeting your intended audience with the right messaging, contact us directly by email
We are often asked to review and edit advertisements and documents for correct usage of language, which we can do in both English and Indonesian. We can also double-check and edit the quality of translations. Don’t send out a incorrectly-written advertisement or letter!
Interpretation is verbal translation of the meaning or intent of what one person in one language wishes to say to another in another language. It’s not word-for-word verbal translation unless that is what is requested, which usually means reading from a prepared statement. Word-for-word translation from one language to another is practically impossible, and much communicative meaning is “lost in translation”.
Also, it is easier if two people interpret from the source language to their native language. So, if you wish to have interpretation from Indonesian to English, hire a foreign interpreter, and for English to Indonesian, hire an Indonesian interpreter. Although it is of course possible, it is mentally very exhausting for one person to interpret both directions for lengthy periods of time.
Cinta Bahasa’s staff have decades of experience in interpreting at the highest levels of government and corporation, as well as community meetings, conferences, events and inter-cultural discussions.
Since 2012, Cinta Bahasa has coordinated the Interpretation Team of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, a team of 8 Bilingual Interpretation Volunteers.
We provide a full range of video subtitling services, from transcription with time code in English, to translation and with time code in Indonesian, to burning the subtitles into the film. Or, we can simply produce a .srt translation file for you to add to your project. We have worked with all the stages of a subtitling project.
We have worked with NGOs, TV companies, Advertising Agencies, Companies and Documentary filmmakers to provide subtitles in bahasa Indonesia.
Translating subtitles is a lot more difficult than regular translation. An English sentence and an Indonesian sentence are not the same length, and so, similar to Interpretation, when translating for subtitling the meaning needs to be communicated in a way that fits the size of the screen, and yet is easy to read by people watching the video. Although short sentences are easy to translate from English to Indonesian, if dialogue is fast-paced, or there is a lot of talk such as with documentary films, then the subtitling speed is dense, and this becomes more tiring for viewers.
We have translated training films from English to Indonesian for Indonesian farmers, videos for NGOs explaining a new development program for a particular area, videos for companies explaining new safety technology available in Indonesia, documentary films that are marketed in Indonesia, and promotional videos for Indonesian tourism companies. We also of course can do translation of subtitles from Indonesian to English.
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