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Russian translation is again becoming an important requirement for many businesses and individuals.  Russian is one of the most spoken language of Eurasia and the most popular language of the Slavic languages.  Russia is still a powerful force.  Russian is spoken by more than 170 million Russians living in Russia and many Russians in Australia. It is also used to a large extent in Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Other countries which once formed a part of USSR also use Russian as a second language. Lativia, Estonia and Lithuania  also have a substantial number of Russian speakers. The fact that Russia was one of the world super powers has only increased the importance of Russian as a language. It is also one among the six official languages of the United Nations.  Your Russian translation service can help you with all your Russian translation work.

Your Russian translator needs to understand the history, culture and language nuances of Russian.  Russian belongs to the Indo-European family of languages and is a Slavic language. It shares many characteristics with Belorussian and Ukrainian. Modern Day Russian is rooted in the Old Novgorod dialect. A characteristic feature of the language is the distinction between the consonant phonemes and the palatal secondary articulation in the pairs of all consonants. Russian also shares a trait with English that of the reduction of unstressed vowel sounds. It is one of the more difficult languages to learn for English speakers and therefore you need a competent Russian translator.

Russian text uses a modified version of the Cryllic script for writing. To translate Russian, you need to understand that the language has 5 vowels but different alphabets are used to represent these 5 vowels based on the consonant that precedes them. The consonants can be distinguished as hard and soft. The syllable structure is often daunting for translation because it can consist of 4 consecutive consonants.

Russian translation and interpreting of the different dialects can be challenging.  Some linguists argue that there are two distinct regional dialects: Northern and Southern with Moscow lying in the transition zone between the two. Other linguists suggest that there are three regional dialects: Northern, Central and Southern with Moscow being a part of the Central belt. The dialects vary from each other in terms of intonation, vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar.  Get a qualified Russian translation agency.

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