How much words in an Arabic page ?
Thread poster: Oum ayoub

Oum ayoub
Local time: 13:01
Arabic to French
May 5

Assalamou alaykoum wa rahamatou Allahi wa barakatouh dear fellow translators,

I usually translate by word. One client wants to pay me by pages.

My question is : There are how much words in a normal Arabic page?

I usually translate fatwa, Islamic jurisprudence, stories of the Prophet (SAWS) and the Companions, ect.

I translate from Arabic into French and from English into French.

I know that a normal English page is about 250 words, but I think it is not the same for Arabic, since the words are written smaller.

Jazakoum allahu khrair for your help. May Allah bless you all.

Wassalam
Suzanne Oum Ayoub


 

Manar Magdy  Identity Verified
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250W May 5

250W

 

Oum ayoub
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The same in English and Arabic ? May 5

Thank you for your reply.

There is the same number of words in an Arabic page than in an English one?

I am surprise about it because the letters are a lot smaller.


 

Morano El-Kholy  Identity Verified
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It varies.... May 5

https://www.proz.com/forum/arabic/272495-rates_per_word_vs_per_page_1800_with_spaces.html
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والله أعلم


 

Oum ayoub
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So, what is the average ? May 5

Thank you so much for the link.

I read it carefully, but i didn't find the answer to my question.

What is the average number of words per page for a source text in Arabic (in Islamic translation)?

For sure, it is more than 250 words. But how much?

I would like to be pay by words, but the offer is by page, so I am very confuseicon_frown.gif

Thank you for your help.

Best regards
Suzanne


 

Oum ayoub
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Average rate per page? May 5

Assalamou alaykoum,

Is there any translator who is pay per page here?

For Arabic source texts to be translate into another language, how much do you receive per page?

I use to be pay per words, so I am confuse...

Should i reject that offer and ask to be pay by words instead?

Thank you for your advice.

Best regards
Suzanne


 

Amel Abdullah  Identity Verified
Jordan
Arabic to English
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Ask for sample May 5

As-salamu 'alaykum, Oum Ayoub,

I think the only thing you can really do is ask to see a sample of the work and determine the average number of words per page, as it may vary from one text to another. Also, some clients may try to squeeze more words into a page to make things cheaper. Personally, I have seen pages ranging anywhere from 250 to 700 words.


 

Oum ayoub
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PDF document May 5

Wa alaykoum assalam

They sent me a PDF document to translate.

I cannot count the words, we cannot do it for PDF documents, but it was very dense.

For sure, more than 250 words.

That is why I asked for advice here.


 

Oum ayoub
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Average ? May 5

Assalamou alaykoum,

If I calculate the middle between 250 words and 700 words, the middle is 475 words, I think.

In the link sent to me, the two pages given as example were 400 and 500 words, so the middle is 450 words.

Can we say that 450 words would be an average for Arabic pages ?

This is almost double than English...

They offer me to pay the equivalent of 250 words per pages, I think it is underestimated.

Please advise me. This is highly appreciated. God bless you all.


 

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convert the PDF file to a word doc May 5

If you don't have a converter use any free website online. If the source file is a scan, use OCR.

 

Amel Abdullah  Identity Verified
Jordan
Arabic to English
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Numbers don't lie May 6

Oum Ayoub, If you found that the average was 450 words for the text you were provided with, you should state this to the client. It would not be fair for the client to treat the pages as standard pages of 250 words in this case.

 

Morano El-Kholy  Identity Verified
Egypt
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Be honest to the client.... Fair to yourself. May 6

Dear sister,

Be honest with your client and explain to him all this dilemma. Stick to your mentioned average and be fair to yourself.

If this work is meant to be yours, you will surely take it. If not, so thank Allah the Almighty for all his doings.

قدر الله وما شاء كان

My kind hopes for you icon_smile.gif


Konbaz
 

Oum ayoub
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Thank you May 6

Assalamou alaykoum

Thank you for all your kind comments.

I will definitively discuss this issue with the client.

May Allah reward you.


 


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