UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/trænsˈleɪt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/trænsˈleɪt, trænz-, ˈtrænsleɪt, ˈtrænz-/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(trans lāt, tranz-, translāt, tranz-)

Inflections of 'translate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. translate the [text, book, page, quote]
  2. translate this [page, website, document]
  3. translate (it) into [German, Spanish]
  4. translate [German] to [Spanish]
  5. translate (from) [German] into [Spanish]
  6. translated from (the) [German]
  7. (has been) translated into [many, multiple, several, 20] languages
  8. [skills, abilities] that can translate to [different, new]
  9. this translates to [roughly, approximately, around]
  10. translate [well, poorly, automatically]
  11. doesn't translate [literally, precisely, exactly]
  12. cannot be translated [literally]
  13. translate [this] for me
  14. translate for [an agency, a company, the UN]
  15. translate for your [friend, husband, visitor, guest]
  16. translate the [information, data] into something [useful, understandable]
  17. translate [thought, ideas, plans] into action
  18. [edit, publish, modify, adapt] and translate
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