|For all of our Russian translation services, we offer the following:
- All Russian translators have a minimum Master’s level qualification in Translation and/or specialty.
- We never do Russian translations only; all of our translations include a full, independent proofread.
- All of our Russian translators and proofreaders are resident in their mother country; language changes rapidly and translators who live away from their mother tongue can lose currency in that language.
- Our Russian translation teams are organized by specialty. The translation of an engineering manual is very different from the translation of a hotel brochure. We assign projects to translators based on the content of the translation.
Compression/Expansion: Expect around a 15% expansion when translating from English to Russian and a similar contraction when working in the opposite direction, but this will vary depending on the content type. Product labeling and graphically intense marketing materials, where space can be at a premium, should be planned well to account for this.
Translating a business card to Russian: We would recommend having the person’s name and company name written using the Cyrillic Alphabet and the English script where space can accommodate it. Where a choice must be made, the Cyrillic alphabet is easier for speakers to read, however, the English address is necessary if they are sending mail outside of the country.
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Population: 145 million people speak Russian as their mother tongue. An additional 110 million speak it as a foreign language. Prior to the fall of communism, Russian was taught in Eastern block countries as the lingua franca of the eastern world (much the same as English was taught to the western world). Approximately 15% of Russian speakers in Russia have access to the internet.
Russian Search engines: http://www.aport.ru/, http://www.yandex.ru/, http://www.rambler.ru/
Russian Language Code: ru
Russian Charset: ISO-8859-5
Geographical Location: Russia, Eastern Europe and Northern Asia.
Russian Literacy Rate: 99.6% (In Russia).
Russian Dialects: The dialects within Russia are divided into 2 or 3 major families of dialects (depending on the linguist) with Moscow falling in the transition zone between the dialects, so having a more “standard” form. The dialects have some vocabulary variation and pronunciation variation but are mutually intelligible.
Currency: Russia uses rubles as it’s primary currency, but other forms of currency are accepted on the open market as well. (Euros and Dollars).
Russian Language Tips: Russian is written using the Cyrillic alphabet, which consists of 32 characters. Russian is a very logical language that uses endings on the words to distinguish the placements of subjects, direct and indirect objects, locations, etc within a sentence. Russian does not use articles at all. Russian has a very predictable pronunciation pattern; once you know the sounds of the letters, they stay the same. Russian borrows many words from English especially those that are used to describe new technology (Automobile, Computer, DVD, Video, CD etc.). Russian-speakers use the Arabic numbering system and use decimals and commas opposite to the English version. For instance ten thousand, nine hundred twenty three point four would be written 10.923,4.