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English to Russian Translation
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- English to Russian Translation
- Russian translation tips
- Popular Russian translation phrases
- Russian language facts
- Russian translation services
- Russian translator
- Localizing websites using hreflang meta tags
Owing to the numerous differences between the two languages, translating between English and Russian can pose significant challenges for translators. The first and most obvious difference is between the two alphabets: Latin and Cyrillic. The Cyrillic alphabet can appear cryptic to those unfamiliar with it and requires a translator with a deep knowledge of the language and its intricacies to accurately unpick.
This is also true of the Russian grammar system. Word order in Russian is more flexible than in English. Although one might think this would make constructing sentences in Russian easier, it in fact has the opposite effect, introducing far more subtleties to the language. In order to create natural sounding and accurate translated material, translators must be fully attuned to these subtleties and be able to deploy them confidently.
Russian translation tips
Translation text expansion
Translating into Russian isn’t only about replacing text—in fact, it may involve redesigning your whole user interface. Text length usually expands by 20% when translating into Russian from English, and some sentences can grow to be twice as long as the original. This can create a multitude of problems in terms of website design and layout. In cases where there are strict character length restrictions, translators may have to shorten copy by abbreviating words or omitting text completely.
Provide context to your translator
The Russian language is very context-sensitive. To ensure that your content doesn’t get lost in translation, it is important to always provide proper reference materials that clearly illustrate the context of your text. The same word in English may have dozens, even hundreds of variations when translated into Russian, meaning translators need to know exactly what they’re talking about to avoid error.
Popular Russian translation phrases
Take a look at some of the most popular and searched for English phrases and their Russian translations.
|What to translate from English||Russian translation||Pronounced|
|Goodbye||До свидания||Do svidanija|
|How are you?||Как дела?||Kak dela?|
|I love you||Я тебя люблю||Ja tebja ljublju|
|Happy birthday||С днём рождения||S dnëm roždenija|
Russian language facts
- Russian is spoken by over 164 million people as a first language, placing it at the 7th most spoken language in the world.
- In addition to Russia, the Russian language is also spoken in 30 countries including Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus.
- Russian is one of the United Nations’ 6 official languages, as well as the language of the international space station.
- There are only about 200,000 words that make up the Russian language, many of which have more than one meaning.
Russian varieties and dialects
As well as being the official language of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Russian is also spoken as the main language of a number of minor or unrecognised territories throughout Eastern Europe, Central Asia and beyond. Before its dissolution, Russian was also the de facto official language of the Soviet Union.
Given the vastness of the area in which Russian is spoken, it will come as no surprise that within Russian there exists countless regional dialects and sub-dialects. Linguists roughly divide these dialects into three broad categories: Northern, Central and Southern. Despite clear differences, these dialects are generally mutually intelligible.
Russian translation services
Looking for professional English-Russian translators? Gengo is a leading provider in professional Russian translation. With dozens of native English to Russian translators working on our system 24/7, no other translation agency can provide the same fast and high quality output at a more competitive rate.
We know that quality is key when translating business content into Russian. This is why our network of translators is only comprised of native speakers with years of professional experience translating into and from Russian.
Looking for a cost-effective method of translating into or out of Russian? Gengo’s unique platform allows us to offer the lowest translation rates in the industry. Learn more about our pricing.
Even for projects with tight timelines, Gengo has the capacity to support high-volume Russian translation requests. With 21,000+ translators in nearly every country on earth, projects are picked up and completed quickly.
Gengo has extensive experience delivering professional translations into and from Russian in a wide range of document and content types, including:
- Russian website localization
- Russian mobile app localization
- Russian game localization
- Russian product description translation
- Customer support translation
- Marketing copy, ads and social media
- News articles and entertainment
- Travel listings and guides
- Russian document translation
- Emails, letters and more
Gengo’s Russian translators are experts in their field with years of professional translation experience under their belts. This is why Gengo is trusted by global companies like YouTube, Airbnb and Sony to produce high quality translated content at lightning speed. Our innovative translation platform and global network of translators means that no matter the size or complexity of your Russian translation project, we are able to deliver on time, every time, with quality assured.
If you are looking to translate your English content not only into Russian but into other languages too, here are some of our other available languages:
- Arabic translator, see Arabic translation
- Greek translator, see Greek translation
- Hebrew translator, see Hebrew translation
- Korean translator, see Korean translation
- Norwegian translator, see Norwegian translation
- Polish translator, see Polish translation
- Swedish translator, see Swedish translation
- Thai translator, see Thai translation
- Vietnamese translator, see Vietnamese translation
- Chinese translator, see Chinese translation
Localizing websites using hreflang meta tags
When translating a website it’s important to ensure that search engines are able to understand exactly what language (or languages) your content is available in. In addition to the language attribute on the
<html> tag, each page should also include a
<head> section in which links to its localized equivalent are listed.
If the primary language of your website is English, for example, and you want to translate it into Russian, then every translated page should include the following block of code in the
<link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/about/" hreflang="en" /> <link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/ru/about/" hreflang="ru" />
Keep in mind that this block should be added to both the original and the localized versions of your page (in this case: example.com/about/ & example.com/ru/about/). By doing this, each page points to every available localized version of itself, making it easy for search engines to understand the structure of your site and display the appropriate translation for every user.
Targeting a language and a country
In addition to specifying the language that your content is written in, you can also specify particular countries that you would like to target. This is ideal for a language that is spoken in multiple countries, such as Russian (spoken in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, among others). To do this, the country to be targeted is simply included in the hreflang attribute, like so:
<link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/ru/" hreflang="ru" /> <link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/ru-BE/" hreflang="ru-be" /> <link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/ru-KK/" hreflang="ru-kk" />