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See below, what kind of changes to the text might be expected for translations from German to Serbian or vice versa.
Translation from German to Serbian 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 Serbian||Difference|
|Writing system||Latin (German alphabet)||Latin (Gaj’s alphabet);|
Cyrillic (Serbian alphabet);
|Different writing systems: drastic difference|
|Characters per word (average)||7||6||Minimal|
|Text length (characters)||26% longer||21% shorter||Noticeable|
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
Serbian uses 2 scripts — Latin-based Gaj’s alphabet, and Cyrillic-based Serbian alphabet. Thus, the resulting formatting will be highly dependent on the script you need.
German, on the other hand, uses only one script, namely the German Latin alphabet.
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 a similar average word length — 7 for German, and 6 for Serbian. Thus, the word length should not affect the layout.
On average, documents translated to German are 26% longer than source texts in Serbian. On the other hand, Serbian texts are 21% shorter than their German counterparts. It means that some formatting differences are to be expected in the translated texts. 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 Serbian 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 Serbian.
Both German and Serbian belong to the Indo-European language family. The German language, however, represents the Germanic branch of the family, while Serbian 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.