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When Translations Drift Away from Meaning

Drift Away

Drift Away (Photo credit: Charisma Jonesford)

The article “9 Little Translation Mistakes that Caused Big Problems”  by Arika Okrent has clear examples of wrong translations and the implications for intercultural communication, international relations, and marketing.

Interestingly enough, most examples in the article involved translators who translated into their second or third language and not into their native language. Food for thought.