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The Macedonian language

The Macedonian language belongs to the South Slavic language branch of the Indo-European language family. The Macedonian language is closely related to Bulgarian, but is only spoken in Macedonia, a part of former Yugoslavia. Macedonian is part of the Eastern Group of Slavic languages and can be distinguished from other Slavic languages by many features.

This language is also spoken in parts of Bulgaria, Greece, and Albania and is the native tongue of about 2 million people. Macedonian has not been recognized as a minority language by neighboring countries, however. Primarily because of immigration, Macedonian is also spoken in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Turkey.

Historical background of the Macedonian language

Due to fluctuating similarities with Bulgarian, Macedonian was thought to simply be a Bulgarian dialect which made the road toward a standard and literary language difficult. The rule of the Ottoman Empire significantly influenced the country.

In the 19th century, intellectuals campaigned strongly for the Slavic languages on the Balkan peninsula. During the mid-20th century, Macedonian dialects were used in political writings for the Communist Party of Yugoslavia, as well as for the Partisan Movement, thereby setting the expansion of the Macedonian language in motion.

The Macedonian alphabet is written using Cyrillic script, which was adopted from the Serbs. This literary language developed in an attempt to differentiate Macedonian from Bulgarian, and as a result, Bulgarian words were dropped from the vocabulary to a great extent.

Vocabulary and grammar

Like many other languages, Macedonian makes use of foreign words and borrowed aspects from other languages. Most of the borrowed terms come from the neighboring countries of Serbia and Turkey. Anglicisms are finding their way into the Macedonian language at an increasing rate, too.

A person’s name has the gender-specific ending of either "-ski" (male) or "-ska" (female), and there are also two forms of the singular “you”: the polite form of “Vi” and the familiar form of “Ti.”

Professional translations into and from Macedonian

Although Macedonian is only spoken by two million people, the demand for translations into and from the language continues to increase. We can translate your detailed financial statements, material safety data sheets, software, resumes, and other texts. Our native-speaking Macedonian translators are familiar with both the culture and the language, making them capable of translating with impeccable accuracy.

Our experienced project managers also take the subject area of the text into account when choosing the right translator. Whether the document is from the automotive industry, marketing, medicine, or law, each of our translators has expertise in at least one subject area, allowing us to provide an accurate translation in any field.

How much does a translation into Macedonian cost?

The standard rate for translations from English into Macedonian is $ 0.12 per word and for translations from Macedonian into English, the industry rate is $ 0.20. For new customers or large texts (more than 5,000 words), we may significantly reduce our rates. For urgent jobs that need several translators working simultaneously, we'll apply a surcharge. For a full list of rates per language, please visit Rates table for most requested language combinations.

Contact our project managers with your text – via phone, email, or the quote form on this page – and we’ll respond with a no-obligation quote. We’re confident you’ll be happy with our work!

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Mariana Mellor
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