What is translate?

  • (verb): Be equivalent in effect.
    Example: "The growth in income translates into greater purchasing power"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on translate:

Universal Translator - Fictional Depictions - Farscape
... a sort of "Universal Translator." The microbes colonize the host's brain stem and translate anything spoken to him/her/it, passing along the translated information to the host's ... The microbes sometimes fail to properly translate slang, translating it literally ... Also, the translator microbes are unable to translate the natural language of the alien Pilots or Diagnosans because every word in their language can contain thousands of meanings, far too many for the ...
Chinese Translation Theory
... Standard Chinese word fanyi 翻譯 "translate translation" compounds fan "turn over cross over translate" and yi "translate interpret" ... Some related synonyms are tongyi 通譯 "interpret translate", chuanyi 傳譯 "interpret translate", and zhuanyi 轉譯 "translate retranslate" ... didi 狄鞮 "Di-barbarian boots" for Xirong 西戎 "Western Rong-barbarians", and yi 譯 "translate interpret" for Beidi 北狄 "Northern Di-barbarians" ...
Saya Mochizuki - References
... http//translate.google.com/translate?hl=en sl=ja u=http//www.hoosoo.tv/Default.aspx%3Ftabid%3D37%26Search%3DMochizuki sa=X oi=translate resnum=3 ct=result ...
Elka Nikolova - External Links
... task=view id=1072 Itemid=433 lang=en link title/Binka To Tell a Story About Silence http//translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en sl=bg u=http//www.binkadoc.com/bg/The%2520Film.htm ei=V7WtScqiApGksQPLgoXHBA sa=X oi=t ...
Pootle - History
... Pootle was first developed by David Fraser while working for Translate.org.za in a project funded by the CATIA project ... it had been used in various internal Translate@thons by Translate.org.za ... Translate.org.za released various versions and in 2006 Pootle was further developed as part of the WordForge project, a project funded by the Open ...

More definitions of "translate":

  • (verb): Restate (words) from one language into another language.
    Example: "I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S."
    Synonyms: interpret, render
  • (verb): Be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way.
    Example: "Poetry often does not translate"; "Tolstoy's novels translate well into English"
  • (verb): Change from one form or medium into another.
    Synonyms: transform
  • (verb): Physics: subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body.
  • (verb): Genetics: determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA.
  • (verb): Bring to a certain spiritual state.
  • (verb): Change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation.
  • (verb): Express, as in simple and less technical langauge.
    Example: "Can you translate the instructions in this manual for a layman?"; "Is there a need to translate the psychiatrist's remarks?"

Famous quotes containing the word translate:

    Every Age has its own peculiar faith.... Any attempt to translate into facts the mission of one Age with the machinery of another, can only end in an indefinite series of abortive efforts. Defeated by the utter want of proportion between the means and the end, such attempts might produce martyrs, but never lead to victory.
    Giuseppe Mazzini (1805–1872)

    The only way therefore to try a Piece of Wit, is to translate it into a different Language: If it bears the Test you may pronounce it true; but if it vanishes in the Experiment you may conclude it to have been a Punn.
    Joseph Addison (1672–1719)

    It comes in, falling to its knees
    but we can’t translate the language.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)