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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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"I cannot muster the 'we' except by finding the way in which I am tied to 'you,' by trying to translate but finding that my own language must break up and yield if I am to know you."
This volume is comprised of fourteen papers that were presented at a one-day symposium held under the aegis of Harvard University's Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies in May of 1994 in order to investigate "How to translate not only language, but the culture conveyed by that language and expressed through it." Thirteen papers are narrative, reflective, and lend to the reader an eye, so to speak, with which to gain insight into the step-by-step process of critically editing and translating Indological and Buddhist manuscripts and texts from Sanskrit, Vedic, Tibetan, or North Indian vernacular into English, French, German, or Italian.
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In 1661, the precocious chemist, explorer and mathematician, Johannes Becher produced a numeric system that was allegedly able to translate from Latin into German and postulated a generic mechanism that could be extended to all vernacular languages.
Besides communicating with hotels in their own language, you might also find it helpful to be able to translate websites containing information about the area you are planning to visit.
In numeracy, why does deunaw (two nines) translate correctly to 18, whereas deuddeg (two tens) and pumddeg (five tens) translate incorrectly to 12 and 15 respectively?