translate

verb
1 change sth from one language to another
ADVERB
literally

‘Tiramisù’ literally translates as ‘pull-me-up’.

accurately, correctly
freely, loosely, roughly
generally, usually
variously

a Greek word variously translated as ‘summit’, ‘top’ and ‘finishing stroke’

VERB + TRANSLATE
attempt to, try to
be difficult to

This word is difficult to translate.

PREPOSITION
as

The word ‘sensus’ can be translated as ‘feeling’.

for

I don't speak Italian—can you translate for me?

from

The book has been translated from the Japanese by Livia Yamaguchi.

into

an expression that is difficult to translate into English

PHRASES
widely translated

The novel has been widely translated.

2 change into a different form
ADVERB
well

The story translates well to the screen.

easily, readily
automatically

Teacher expectations do not automatically translate themselves into student results.

not necessarily

Higher sales won't necessarily translate into profits.

effectively
directly
ultimately (esp. AmE)

The lost trade revenue ultimately translated into job losses at home.

VERB + TRANSLATE
attempt to, try to

They tried to translate the theory into simple concepts.

be difficult to
PREPOSITION
into

A small increase in local spending will translate into a big rise in council tax.

PHRASES
translate sth into action, translate sth into practice

The group attempts to translate these ideas into action.

Translate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑book, ↑idea, ↑lyrics, ↑novel, ↑passage, ↑text, ↑word, ↑work

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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