transcribe (something) into (something)

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transcribe (something) into (something)

1. To make a written or typed copy of some source, especially an audio source, in a particular language. I found it easier to transcribe the interview into English first and then translate the written words into Japanese. I still have to write in my native language first, before I can transcribe the lines into English.
2. To translate or transliterate some piece of writing into a different language or alphabet. I was hired to transcribe the company's technical documents into Russian. For the first activity, I want you to transcribe the Japanese romaji into hiragana and katakana.
3. To create a transcription of speech sounds using written phonetic symbols or representations. The hardest part of writing the grammar guide was transcribing all of the pronunciations into the International Phonetic Alphabet. The trouble with transcribing the pronunciation of words into Roman characters is that they can create confusion due to having their own context-sensitive pronunciations.
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