Question: How long does it take to translate 1,000 words from language A to language B?
Short answer: One day. In most cases, send your text in the morning and receive the translation in the afternoon.
Imagine that a company in the electrical engineering industry has 8,000 words of text that they want translated from Finnish into English, German, and Russian. It will be used for training material, and they need it back as soon as possible.
In reality, the quality and the speed of that translation depend on many, many variables which I will go through below.
There are two terms we need to define first: source text = the text we receive from you, and target language = the language you want the text to be translated into.