Expansion English into Croatian
Thread poster: Malgorzata Marciniak

Malgorzata Marciniak
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Jul 30, 2012

Hi everyone,
what is the expansion of text translated from English into Croatian, in %, please?

Thank you.

Best regards,

Margarethe


 

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Don't you mean "contraction"? Jul 30, 2012

Malgorzata Marciniak wrote:

Hi everyone,
what is the expansion of text translated from English into Croatian, in %, please?

Thank you.

Best regards,

Margarethe


In my experience, Croatian expands about 25% into English. English should therefore contract into Croatian, though - mathematically speaking - the percentage of contraction would probably be a little lower, as the denominator is larger in that case.

Ex.:
1 Croatian word > 1.25 English words = 25% expansion
1.25 English words > 1 Croatian word = 20% contraction

Actual factors may vary by the type of text and your writing style, of course.


 


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