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verb [I/T]  us   /trænsˈleɪt, ˈtræns·leɪt/
to change writing or speech from one language into another: [I] Poetry does not translate easily. If you translate an activity, you change it into a new form or condition: [I] The ability to talk clearly does not automatically translate into the ability to write clearly.
translation
noun [C/U]  us   /trænsˈleɪ·ʃən/
[C] I do translations at international meetings.
translator
noun [C]  us   /trænsˈleɪ·t̬ər, ˈtræns·leɪ·t̬ər/
He is a translator at the UN.
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