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Source Language and Target Language

Source Language and Target Language

  • Source Language: is the original message or content
  • Target Language: is the resulting outcome after the translation or the interpretation.

Translation and interpretation work well if it is the native language of the translators and it is essential to recognize the cultures of both the source and target languages, in order to fully adopt the content.

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A Language: The Native language of the translator/interpreter in which there is 100% proficiency.
B Language: The fluent language of the translator/interpreter in which all vocabulary, structure, dialects, and cultural influences are known.
C Langua...

They require an ability to be able to understand two or more languages and accurately express the content and information in the other language.

  • Automatic or machine translation: Done using AI software and computers, this is without human intervention and is low in quality.
  • Machine assisted translation: is a dual approach where the machine does the hard translation work, and the human che...

Consecutive Interpretation: When a person speaks a sentence and pauses, and the interpreter then works on the content and speaks it in the target language.

While both translation and interpretation have the same purpose: making the information or content accessible in another language, there is one major difference.

  • General Translation or interpretation is done in a non-specific way and does not cover any specialized vocabulary, cultural influence, or knowledge.
  • Specialized Translation or Interpretation, as the name suggests is specific to certain domains an...

  • Screen Translation: Includes subtitles and dubbing in native languages.
  • Sight Translation: When the source is a written document which is explained orally in the target language.
  • Localization: when the product or conten...

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