Russian language Glasgow Scotland
We deliver Russian language translation, interpretation and voice-over/dubbing services. At The Language Room, we work with you to understand your requirements and to deliver exactly what you need. Our team of experienced project managers, qualified translators and trusted linguists is happy to help with any Russian language projects. Contact our Russian language Glasgow Scotland team for more information.
What does our Russian language Glasgow Scotland team offer
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If you cannot find the service you are looking for, simply contact us to discuss your project and request a quotation. We will help you with any questions or requests you may have.
Facts about the Russian language
- Russian is an official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan as well as many minor or unrecognised territories.
- Unlike other languages where the stress of a word follows specific rules (e.g. in Polish it always falls on the penultimate syllable), Russian stress is unpredictable and the bane of Russian learners. Learners beware: ‘Я плачу’ (ya plachu) means ‘I’m paying’, whereas Я плачу’ (ya plachu) means ‘I’m crying’ (which you might as well be if you’re trying to learn Russian). More dangerously, ‘писать’ (pisatch) is to write, while ‘писать’ (pisatch) is to urinate (politely speaking).
- The word for “German” in Russian is “немецкий” (nemetski) which means “those who can’t speak”. The root of the word originates in the Russian word meaning “mute”, which incidentally also means “stupid” and “inarticulate”, like “dumb” in English. Hемецкий was originally the word that was used for all foreigners who could not speak Russian; however, most foreigners at the time were Germans, and the name stuck with them.
- There are only about 200,000 words in the Russian language. This number has doubled since the 19th century, when only 50,000-100,000 words were recorded in dictionaries. This number is very small compared to the English language, which comprises over 1,000,000 words. Russians actually use very few of these words, and you will find that as a result, many words have more than one meaning.
- Curiously, the word “Russian” actually means “Swedish”. The Rus people were Vikings and who travelled by boat to the Baltic coast of Russia, where the Finnish word for “Sweden” is “Ruotsi”. As the Swedish Vikings settled and spread throughout Russia, the name gradually caught on.