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    How to name a limited company correctly?

    Hello there. One of my friends asked me to translate the name of his company into English several days ago. His company locates in Jinduo County, Zhejiang province, China. I tried to translate it as "Zhejiang Jinduo Hardware Co., Ltd" or "Zhejiang Jin-Duo Hardware Co., LTD." But I am not sure whether "Zhejiang" is necessary here. Also, which one is more natural, "Ltd" or "LTD"? And is it a must to put a dot after "Ltd" or "LTD"? Please help me. Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: How to name a limited company correctly?

    Quote Originally Posted by rodgers white View Post
    Hello there. One of my friends asked me to translate the name of his company into English several days ago. His company locates is located in Jinduo County, Zhejiang province, China.
    It depends. Is "Zhejiang" part of the original (Chinese) company name?

    Also, use Ltd.

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    Re: How to name a limited company correctly?

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    It depends. Is "Zhejiang" part of the original (Chinese) company name?
    Thank you for your time, teechar.

    "Zhejiang" is the name of the province I'm living in, just like a state in American or Canada. You mean: If "Zhejiang" is part of my friend's registered company's name, then we need to translate it as "Zhejiang Jinduo Hardware Co., Ltd." Otherwise, we should leave it out. Is that so?
    Oh, by the way, can we translate it as "Zhejiang Jin-Duo Hardware Co., Ltd."? Is there any difference between "Jinduo" and "Jin-Duo"?

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    Re: How to name a limited company correctly?

    Quote Originally Posted by rodgers white View Post
    You mean: If "Zhejiang" is part of my friend's registered company's name, then we need to translate it as "Zhejiang Jinduo Hardware Co., Ltd." Otherwise, we should leave it out. Is that so?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by rodgers white View Post
    Oh, by the way, can we translate it as "Zhejiang Jin-Duo Hardware Co., Ltd."? Is there any difference between "Jinduo" and "Jin-Duo"?
    I think "Jinduo" is the usual Pinyin transliteration.
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    Re: How to name a limited company correctly?

    To an English native speaker, Jinduo or Jin-Duo makes absolutely no difference. The question is does it make a difference to Chinese speakers. Also whether you want to include Zheijang is totally up to you. Some companies in Colorado (a state in the US) include Colorado in their company names, some don't.

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    Re: How to name a limited company correctly?

    I disagree on the second point. You have to include "Zhejiang" if that's part of the company's name.

    Pinyin has been the standard transliteration method since the seventies. I'd recommend using it and writing the name as "Jinduo".
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    Re: How to name a limited company correctly?

    I'm personally not familiar with Pinyin so I would refer you to GS. And you are right, if "Zhejiang" is in the original Chinese name then you should include it in your English translation.

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    Re: How to name a limited company correctly?

    Thank you all for your help. Sometimes I see "LTD." in the name of the company, so can we translate it as "Zhejiang Jinduo Hardware Co., LTD."? Is there any difference between "Ltd." and "LTD."?
    Last edited by rodgers white; 23-Apr-2017 at 00:36.

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    Re: How to name a limited company correctly?

    It's just style. Use the mixed-case "Ltd."
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    Re: How to name a limited company correctly?

    LLC has a specific legal meaning in the United States, though in my state, LLCs can use "Ltd." instead. (I do with my own LLC.) I'd advise avoiding LLC if the corporation is not American, or at least consulting an American lawyer before using it.
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