Many English websites are now being translated and hosted as Spanish websites for the Hispanics in the United States. USA with its 40 million Hispanics has the fifth largest Spanish speaking community in the world! While almost half of this population can speak English, the other half (about 20 million) cannot speak English. Hence to target this population a lot of business and commercial sites are translating their websites into English and these Spanish speaking people are fast getting to be very enthusiastic about being online and using the Internet. American colleges teach Spanish as the most taught second language in the country only to be distantly followed by French, German and Italian.
Some of the reasons for the demand for translation of websites from English to Spanish include,
- Businesses can target the ever growing online Spanish presence
- Spanish speaking population (over 50 million)
- 60% Latin Americans are below 30 years
- Online shopping is on the increase (in US as well as in other Spanish countries like Mexico/ Brazil)
- Spanish population has good purchasing power (more than $ 50000/ annum)
Translation of the website can be either total or partial. There are many bilingual websites that have web displays in both English as well as Spanish. In such cases only some of the web pages get translated into Spanish. Professional translations service providers offer translation into Spanish websites and pages with technical content that are from different sectors like,
- Hardware, Electronics
- Electrical, Electronics
- IT, Internet
Managed Outsource Solutions (MOS is a US based BPO service pioneer and offers translation services of websites from English to Spanish and also from Spanish to English besides offering other services like, web design and development, data entry, data extraction, data mining, search engine optimization and content development.