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Archive for January, 2010

20% Lost In Meaning For Translation

By translationservices On January 30, 2010 NO COMMENTS

Having to translate from one language to another requires one to learn the language for at least 3 to 5 years. A lot of us do not realise that when translating to another language, 20% of the meaning has been lost in the process.

Why is that 20% of the meaning is lost?

1) Different meaning from different language. Words from different has different meanings, evening if it has almost the same for 2 languages, there is still a small difference.

2) Different culture. Even if we are using almost the same meaning word, it may not make sure to the other culture language.

This 20% lost in meaning is true throughout the world, and there is nothing much we can do about it. The best way is to use the translation services in that particular country.

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