If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.
French : Translation Versus Adaptation
British Vs. American English
Below are some examples of different usage in British and American English.
You may already be aware of some of these differences, others may surprise you.
Untranslatability in translation or when a word has no good equivalent
But how about words that don’t translate at all because the situation they grew out of just doesn’t exist elsewhere?
The Role of Research in Translation
The worst case scenario, of course, is when a translator is doing a highly technical piece that is not in their areas of specialization.
This can be akin to starting from scratch, with the translator having to almost literally look up every word and research every concept.