Common translation errors

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Claudia Perla  Identity Verified
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Important common mistakes Sep 16, 2010

I found very important for people to know, the difference between a translator and give something to translate to someone who is just bilingual.
The work never will be the same.


Ma.Elena Carrión de Medina  Identity Verified
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English to Spanish
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Absolutely true!! Sep 16, 2010

"Bilingualism on its own is not a guarantee of written fluency or skill in translation." -TGIR

Translation is a lot more than bilingualism! It requires such elaborate language skills...

Have a great day!


Tatty  Identity Verified
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Spanish to English
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Dodgy translation Sep 16, 2010

The only problem is that the translation itself is extremely dodgy. The true moral of the English version of this article is that you can never underestimate the importance of a translator translating into their native language only.


José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
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English to Portuguese
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The difference between a bilingual person and a translator is... Sep 17, 2010

... that a fully bilingual person is capable of expressing his/her own ideas correctly and accurately in either language.
A translator is a person capable of faithfully expresssing someone else's ideas in another language.


Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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English to Thai
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Contexts Sep 17, 2010

I compare good translation with machine translation. The professional translator should do something a machine translator cannot: human essence, this is my idea.

Soonthon Lupkitaro


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