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The best translation looks effortless, but it’s not.

People ask me all the time if I feel threatened by Google translate. Not at all. If translation were just about looking up words in the dictionary and plugging them into the right spot, I’d find a different career.

But it isn’t.

Language involves nuance, language involves intercultural understanding, and language involves, in its own way, artistic creation.

A wise woman once noted:

Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did,
except backwards and in high heels.”

As a professional translator, I know how she felt.


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Bridging the cultures