Your hosted word count is calculated using the following formula (projects using Chinese, Korean, or Japanese as the source language use a slightly different formula which we will explain later):

Hosted Words = Source Words × Number of Target Languages

So if you have 40,000 Russian source words which you are translating into 5 languages, your word count is 40,000 × 5 = 200,000.


The state of the translations does not affect the above word count. No matter whether strings are translated or not or how the translations got there (e.g. TM autofill), they still contribute to your subscription’s capacity (aka hosted words).

Every sequence of characters and numbers between whitespace (spaces, tabs and newlines) is considered a word. In the phrase below, the word count is 8.

Today I've read that Mars has 2 %(moon)s.

If you're an Organization Administrator, you can see a detailed breakdown of your word count from your organization's subscription page.

Projects with Chinese, Japanese, or Korean as a source language

A slightly different word count formula is used:

Hosted Words = Source Language Characters × 50% × Number of Target Languages

The word count is calculated by multiplying half the number of characters in your source language by the number of languages you're translating to.

For example, if you have 40,00 Japanese characters which you are translating into 5 languages, your word count is 40,000 / 2 × 5 = 100,000.

If you happen to have English characters within a Japanese, Chinese or Korean string, any sequence of characters between whitespaces that can be converted to ASCII (digits included) is considered a word and is counted as one in the final counter.

For example, the word count of the following phrase is 9 (5 characters and 4 words):

今日 sunny です。 outdoors 123 %(day)s

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