Translation of "translate" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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translateverb [ I or T ]

uk /trænzˈleɪt/ /trænsˈleɪt/ us /trænsˈleɪt/ /trænzˈleɪt/

B1 to change words into a different language

译,翻译
We were asked to translate a list of sentences. 我们被要求翻译一组句子。
She works for the UN, translating from English into French. 她在欧盟工作,担任英译法翻译。
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C2 to change something into a new form, especially to turn a plan into something real

转化(尤指将计划变为现实)
So how does this theory translate into practical policy? 那么如何将这个理论应用于制定现实可行的政策呢?
The ways of working that he had learned at college did not translate well (= were not suitable) to the world of business. 他在大学里学到的工作方式并不适合生意场。
translate sth as sth

to decide that words, behaviour, or actions mean a particular thing

认为…意味着…
He mumbled something which I translated as agreement. 他嘴里咕哝了句什么,我想是表示同意。

More examples

  • You'll lose marks if you translate too literally .
  • It is a difficult passage, but just translate it as best you can.
  • Her novels have been translated into sixteen languages.
  • It can be very difficult to translate idioms.

(Translation of “translate” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)