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translate (something) from (something)

To adapt the meaning of some piece of speech or writing from its original language (into a different language). The phrase "into something" can be used before or after "from something" to specify the different language. I was hired to translate the company's technical documents from Russian into English. You can learn a lot of idioms and slang by translating song lyrics from French. We've been trying to translate these texts into English from Ancient Greek.
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translate (something) from (something) into (something)

To adapt the meaning of some piece of speech or writing from its original language into a different language. I was hired to translate the company's technical documents from Russian into English. You can learn a lot of idioms and slang by translating song lyrics from French into your native language. We've been trying to translate these texts from Ancient Greek into English.
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translate (something) into (something)

1. To render some piece of speech or writing into a different language. The phrase "from something" can be used before or after "into something" to specify the original language. I was hired to translate the company's technical documents into Russian. You can learn a lot of idioms and slang by translating song lyrics from English into French. We've been trying to translate these texts into English from Ancient Greek.
2. To render or express some piece of speech or writing in different, usually simpler or clearer words. The book tries to translate some of the more complex theory and jargon into more straightforward English, but it loses a lot of the nuance and depth in the process. You'll have to translate these shorthand notes into longhand for me.
3. To render or express some piece of writing, music, film, etc., in a different artistic medium. As good as the graphic novel is, I just don't think it can be translated into a cohesive, meaningful film. He is attempting to translate his most famous play into opera.
4. To render, convert, transform, or express something from one form or state into another. I can come up with really interesting story ideas, but I always have trouble translating them into writing. She was considered one of the brightest up-and-coming athletes, but so far she hasn't been able to translate her potential into meaningful success.
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translate (something) into (something) from (something)

To adapt the meaning of some piece of speech or writing from its original language into a different language. I was hired to translate the company's technical documents into English from Russian. You can learn a lot of idioms and slang by translating song lyrics into your native language from French. We've been trying to translate these texts into English from Ancient Greek.
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translate (something) to (something)

1. To render some piece of speech or writing into a different language. The phrase "from something" can be used before or after "to something" to specify the original language. I was hired to translate the company's technical documents to Russian. You can learn a lot of idioms and slang by translating song lyrics from English to French. We've been trying to translate these texts to English from Ancient Greek.
2. To render or express some piece of speech or writing in different, usually simpler or clearer words. The book tries to translate some of the more complex theory and jargon to more straightforward English, but it loses a lot of the nuance and depth in the process. You'll have to translate these shorthand notes to longhand for me.
3. To render or express some piece of writing, music, film, etc., in a different artistic medium. As good as the graphic novel is, I just don't think it can be translated to a cohesive, meaningful film. He is attempting to translate his most famous play to opera.
4. To render, convert, transform, or express something from one form or state into another. I can come up with really interesting story ideas, but I always have trouble translating them to writing. She was considered one of the brightest up-and-coming athletes, but so far she hasn't been able to translate her potential to meaningful success.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

translate something (from something) (to something)

 and translate something (from something) (into something)
to decode something from something, such as a language, to another. Will you please translate this from Russian into English? I can translate it into Russian from any Romance language.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Essentially, in Wales those that can speak both Welsh and English, and perhaps more specifically those that were born Welsh and speak Welsh and English, feel their communities are under threat from the mewnlifiad - diplomatically translatable as in-migration - rather than from any kind of institutional cultural colonialism.
Although Gailly's play with tenses is not always translatable (the English preterite corresponds to two different past tenses in French, which Gailly systematically contrasts), on the whole, the vivid presence and purely rhythmic suspense characteristic of Gailly's prose are well conveyed in the English translation.
Registry staff had told him rules state if a surname or place name is translatable into English, then English must be used.
Books are more easily translatable and may even have big-name stars already interested, which can make a book very attractive to a studio.
Not all jokes are translatable. At one international conference a speaker was impressed with the attentiveness of many in his audience.
With HL-7, terminology and definitions used by one program are readily translatable to another program so that the two programs can communicate.
This is due in large measure to the fact that his poetry draws, as indicated earlier, on a rich legacy of rhetorical usages, allusions, and other devices which are not easily translatable. The fact that his poetry is highly political and that he was openly critical of the West has undoubtedly contributed to his marginal place in, or even total absence from, Western works on modern Arabic literature.
We have honed our vision over the past 14 years to three standards and three themes, all of which are translatable into any size business in any industry:
A program of meditation is offered, translatable into Christian experience.
Also, since it's TABULAR DATA OMITTED translatable into traditional final average defined benefit terms for government testing purposes, compliance shouldn't be difficult.
And, of course, all languages are irreducibly different (untranslatable), as well as universally the same (translatable), hence essentially "metaphors." Fritz Staal illustrates this thesis by pointing out that "philosophy" (comparative or not) is itself a term not "translatable" outside the context of its origin (Aristotle and the medievals inspired by him)--which seems to imply that what is going on in this volume isn't.
Although not fully translatable, the most approximate English word is humane.
For instance, did you know that parboil is fully translatable, as is fudge or corned beef.
Shawn Smith, the operator of the Mid-cities league and the founder of Texas Elite 7on7 and American Flex Football says, "Tackle players and coaches in the Mid-Cities area will be frothing at the mouth to participate in Flex Football as it will afford them 500+ more reps in the offseason to develop translatable football skills.