The Art of Translation

The Art of Translation

For everyday use, machine translation is pretty much a solved problem. However, when translations must not only be correct, but precise; when we want the translation to be as close as possible to the original not only in meaning, but in rhythm, texture and emotion, expert human translation remains unparalleled. The craft and art of translation, beautifully illustrated with two one-sentence examples.

From Weekly Filet #449, in July 2023.

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