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. See More
Recent Examples on the WebFor character designer Bill Schwab, translating an essential piece of Disney lore into a living character was no small task.—Katcy Stephan, Variety, 22 Nov. 2023 Then there’s payments company Stripe, which uses OpenAI’s tech to combat fraud, and Iceland’s government, which uses it to help quickly translate foreign language websites into Icelandic in an effort to protect its language.—Phil Wahba, Fortune, 21 Nov. 2023 Whether that translates to an eventual Broadway production is too soon to predict.—David Browne, Rolling Stone, 20 Nov. 2023 The 16:9 screen on this frame is very wide, which translates to frequent letterboxing and pillarboxing in the display.—Valerie Walsh, wsj.com, 20 Nov. 2023 Internally, staff have been speculating the changes would eliminate some 10% of positions, which would likely translate to thousands of jobs.—David Benoit, WSJ, 20 Nov. 2023 In a video posted to X, which has been translated from Portuguese to English, Mayor Eduardo Paes said a projection would be showcased on the statue on Thursday, comparing Swift's presence in Brazil to that of Michael Jackson and Madonna.—Jenny Haward, Peoplemag, 18 Nov. 2023 Consequently, multiple attempts to translate successful regenerative therapy in mice to humans have failed.—Gail Dutton, Discover Magazine, 16 Nov. 2023 SamMobile’s Mihai Matei has more details on one of the practical AI features to use Samsung Gauss, a service to translate between languages on a call.—Ewan Spence, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French translater, from Latin translatus (past participle of transferre to transfer, translate), from trans- + latus, past participle of ferre to carry — more at tolerate, bear