Audience versions of this page: FamilyOn September 30, 1953, the world first recognized International Translation Day. The date was chosen to honor the birthday of St. Jerome, who translated the Bible from Hebrew and Greek into Latin in the late 300s.Translation is increasingly important as globalization creates a more interconnected world. Most translators work for the government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), or multinational corporations. Translators “help politicians negotiate complicated treaties and agreements to avoid international conflicts and wars, help parents obtain the necessary treatment for a sick child in an emergency room . . . ensure that machinery can be used safely around the world through professionally-translated technical manuals, and that software is localized so that we can all use it in our primary language.”
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry avoid Verb
to stay away from something.
to make more complex, difficult, or detailed.
a disagreement or fight, usually over ideas or procedures.
connection of different parts of the world resulting in the expansion of international cultural, economic, and political activities.
Encyclopedic Entry: globalization government Noun
system or order of a nation, state, or other political unit.
person who moves to a new country or region.
connected with one another.
having to do with more than one country.
set of sounds, gestures, or symbols that allows people to communicate.
language of ancient Rome and the Roman Empire.
mechanical appliances or tools used in manufacturing.
small instructional booklet.
multinational corporation Noun
business that manages the production of goods or delivers services in several countries.
required or needed.
to discuss with others of different viewpoints in order to reach an agreement, contract, or treaty.
to get or take possession of.
person who serves as a representative of the citizens of a geographic area to the local, state, or national government.
first or most important.
to identify or acknowledge.
electronic programs of code that tell computers what to do.
to turn written or spoken text into a different language.
version of something in a new or different language from the original.
official agreement between groups of people.
large-scale armed conflict.