2 Ways to Translate

November 10, 2009 / by Rachel Reardon

Chinese English TranslationThere are two ways to translate a sentence.

1. Literal Translation - the meaning of of text from one language to another "word-for-word"

2. Understood Meaning Translation - the general sense of the text but takes into account context, grammar, conventions, and idioms.

At Mango we think offering the two ways to see the translations when learning new words/phrases and conversations makes the learning experience customized to the user's personal preference.

Psst... in our Mango Basic product release on November 23rd you can switch between the two types of translation while in the program.

Which do you prefer Literal or the Understood Meaning?

Topics: Language Learning and Culture

Rachel Reardon

Written by Rachel Reardon

Rachel works with some of the coolest marketers, designers, and writers around to help Mango look and sound its best. She loves bold colors, old books, the Montréal metro, and Star Trek. She has conflicting feelings about the Oxford comma.

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