translator

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English translatour, from Old French translator, translatour, translateur, from Latin trānslātor, agent noun from perfect passive participle trānslātus, from trānsferō (carry across), from trans (across, beyond) + ferō (bear, carry).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈtɹænzleɪtɚ/, /ˈtɹænsleɪtɚ/, /ˌtɹænzˈleɪtɚ/, [ˌtʰɹænzˈleɪtʰɚ], [ˌtʰɹænzˈleɪɾɚ], /ˌtɹænsˈleɪtɚ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtɹanzleɪtə/, /ˈtɹɑːnzleɪtə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪtə(ɹ)

Noun[edit]

translator (plural translators)

  1. A person who converts speech, text, film, or other material into a different language. (Contrasted with interpreter.)
    • 1980, Gerald Ford, “Boyhood—and Beyond”, in A Time to Heal[1], New York: Berkley Books, →ISBN, page 95:
      "You don't believe the Soviet Union is going to reduce its defense budget, do you?" Boggs asked.
      Premier Chou didn't wait for the translator to finish. "Never, never, never," he replied in perfect English.
  2. (by extension) One that makes a new version of a source material in a different language or format.
  3. A computer program that translates something from one language to another using machine translation.
    Synonym: machine translator

Usage notes[edit]

In the localization industry, a translator deals specifically with text as the input, while an interpreter deals with speech or signing as the input.

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English translator, from Middle English translatour, from Old French translator, translatour, translateur, from Latin trānslātor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /transˈla.tɔr/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -atɔr
  • Syllabification: trans‧la‧tor

Noun[edit]

translator m pers (feminine translatorka)

  1. (literary, translation studies) translator (someone who translates)
    Synonym: tłumacz

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

translator m inan

  1. (computing) translator (computer program that translates something from one language to another using machine translation)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

adjective

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adjective
nouns

Further reading[edit]

  • translator in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • translator in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French translateur, from Latin translator, translatoris.

Noun[edit]

translator m (plural translatori, feminine equivalent translatoare)

  1. translator (someone who translates)