Definition of translate
- a word that doesn't translate easily
My client speaks only Spanish. Will you translate for me?
The French word “bonjour” translates as “hello” in English.
We need someone who can translate Japanese into English.
We have translated the report.
The book has been translated into 37 languages.
Can you translate this technical jargon?
Seventy million Americans—that translates into one American out of every four—are under the age of 24.
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: to change words from one language into another language
: to explain (something) in a way that is easier to understand
: to have the same meaning
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