free translation


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free translation

 and loose translation
a translation or restatement that is not completely accurate and not well thought out; a translation or restatement done casually. John gave a free translation of what our Japanese client asked for, and we missed the main issue. Anne gave a very free translation of the ancient Chinese poem.
See also: free, translation
References in classic literature ?
This is a very free translation of the Song of the Returning Hunter, as the men used to sing it after seal-spearing.
Even your traditions make the case in my favor, Chingachgook," he said, speaking in the tongue which was known to all the natives who formerly inhabited the country between the Hudson and the Potomac, and of which we shall give a free translation for the benefit of the reader; endeavoring, at the same time, to preserve some of the peculiarities, both of the individual and of the language.
Companies like Google and Facebook have invested in providing their sites in many languages and have offered free translation tools.
com)-- Mobile Translate provides free translation online browsing by phone, tablet, Mac or PC.
With the free translation services, users have the ability to communicate in 45 languages.
The organizer has cooperated with official travel agency to arrange the official hotel booking for the pre-registrants; Translation service: all the pre-registrants will be provided with 2 hours' free translation service during the fair.
Another helpful tool is Google Translate, which provides free translation in 80 languages and 5,112 language pairs.
The free translation did not originate with the CIA; it is the translation used by Iran's state news agency and others in Iran.
Now the PONS Publishing House expands its online dictionary by technical terms of the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry: since the beginning of 2012, GEA Refrigeration Technologies offers with its GEA WordBock App a free translation tool for industry-specific terminology--this data is now integrated into the online dictionary by PONS.
NATWEST has unveiled a new partnership which sees it sponsoring the free translation service to businesses promoted by the Welsh Language Board.
Pick up free translation equipment from the Welcome Centre, and settle in your seat for a feast of colourful entertainment.
His free translation, published in twelve volumes between 1704 and 1717, set off a European craze.
But first I checked out the free translation and typed in the word aeFarhana', which I thought meant aeGlad'.
The Syrian author tells the tale of an interpreter whose unconventional views on the role of free translation in creativity and culture see him condemned for betrayal.
Herman Hendrickx in his book The Infancy Narratives supports this Jeremiah echo and offers this thought-provoking free translation of the second half of Luke 2:7: "The inn is not the proper place for them to stay, especially for the child.