translate (something) from (something)

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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