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See below, what kind of changes to the text might be expected for translations from German to Russian or vice versa.
Translation from German to Russian or vice versa entails certain changes in the resulting text. These changes are caused by the inherent differences between the languages. The following things in your order might be affected:
- The layout of the resulting text
- Time it takes to translate
- Translation complexity
Among other factors, these parameters can influence the final price as well. The layout factor is especially important to those, who are interested in our DTP (Desktop Publishing) services.
|Parameter||To German||To Russian||Difference|
|Writing system||Latin (German alphabet)||Cyrillic (Russian alphabet)||Different writing systems: drastic difference|
|Characters per word (average)||7||7||None|
|Text length (characters)||5% longer||5% shorter||Minimal|
Text length and document layout
The main factors influencing the length and layout of the translated document are:
- Writing system of the target language
- Writing direction
- Word length
- Relative lengths of the texts
German uses Latin alphabet, whereas Russian employs Cyrillic alphabet. It may make the translated text shorter or longer than the original, and makes selecting the correct font for the target language essential. Given the same font size, Latin and Cyrillic symbols are usually equal in size.
Both languages are read left-to-right, meaning that there should be no significant changes to the layout in terms of the order of text elements.
Both languages have 7 characters per word, on average. This promises a relatively similar formatting of your documents, provided that the rest of the parameters are not too different.
On average, documents translated to German are 5% longer than source texts in Russian. On the other hand, Russian texts are 5% shorter than their German counterparts. It means that some formatting differences are to be expected in the translated texts, although they should not present a serious formatting issue. Please note, that the actual visual length is also influenced by the font used.
Depending on your needs, the word order might be rather important for the translation. Things like slogans and brand names may convey an entirely different meaning, if their word order is changed.
The standard word orders of the languages are different. Various sentence structures may still be possible, but they might have a different meaning or change their style. However, it must be noted, that German has a free word order. This implies that translations from Russian to German will usually allow preserving your desired sentence structure.
Translation complexity is partially dependent on how closely the languages are related. The further apart the languages are, the more time and effort it takes to express an idea from one language in another one. As a consequence, it affects the price and time it takes to translate a document between German and Russian.
Both German and Russian belong to the Indo-European language family. The German language, however, represents the Germanic branch of the family, while Russian is a member of the Slavic branch. It is not as drastic of a difference as between members of distinct families, but the discrepancy still provides some challenge to the translator.