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Word-for-word translation of immersion webpages

Is it better to do a (grammatically correct) word-for-word translation when practicing in immersion, or write an equivalent but nicer-sounding translation?

March 29, 2013

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Word-for-word translations result in awkward, stilted English at best, a completely incorrect meaning at worst. Stay close to the original while making it sound like something an English speaker would actually say.

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