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Translation Facilitates Communication

Translation Facilitates Communication

Translation plays a key role in many areas of life, including business, diplomacy, education, Literature and cultural exchange

Shoukat Lohar

thumb-400-600-business-translation5513Translation is the process of converting text or speech from one language to another. As the world becomes increasingly connected, translation has become an essential tool in facilitating communication across linguistic and cultural barriers. The importance of translation cannot be overstated, as it plays a key role in many areas of life, including business, diplomacy, education, Literature and cultural exchange.


In today’s global economy, businesses are increasingly operating across borders. To be successful, they need to be able to communicate effectively with customers, suppliers, and partners in different parts of the world. Translation enables businesses to overcome language barriers and expand into new markets. It also helps them to create marketing materials, product manuals, and other documents that are tailored to the needs of their international clients.


Translation is essential in international diplomacy, where accurate communication is critical. Diplomats and government officials rely on translation to negotiate agreements, resolve conflicts, and build relationships with other countries. Without translation, misunderstandings and miscommunication can occur, leading to diplomatic crises and other negative outcomes.


Translation is also important in education, particularly in multilingual societies where students speak different languages. Translation enables students to access educational materials in their own language, which is essential for their academic success. It also promotes cross-cultural understanding and helps to break down linguistic barriers that can lead to social and economic inequality.

FirdosiCultural Exchange

Translation plays an important role in promoting cultural exchange and understanding. It allows people to access literature, music, film, and other forms of cultural expression from around the world.

Translation also enables the sharing of ideas and knowledge across different cultures, which is essential for the development of a global community.

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Translation is an essential tool in today’s interconnected world. It plays a crucial role in facilitating communication across linguistic and cultural barriers, and it is essential in many areas of life, including business, diplomacy, education, and cultural exchange. As the world becomes more connected, the importance of translation will only continue to grow, and it is essential that we continue to invest in this vital field.

Translation-1Translation has been a vital tool for spreading knowledge and ideas across different cultures and languages. It has enabled people to read and understand literary works from different parts of the world, and to appreciate the richness and diversity of human expression. Poetry, novels, short stories, and memoirs are just some of the literary forms that have been translated from one language to another, allowing readers to experience the thoughts and emotions of authors from different cultures.

One of the great benefits of translation is that it allows us to access works of literature that would otherwise be beyond our reach. For example, the works of Latif, Firdosi, and Hafiz, Dostovisky which were originally written in Sindhi, Persian, and Russian would not have been accessible to English-speaking readers if they had not been translated into English. Similarly, the works of Arabic, French, and German writers would have remained alien to readers who do not speak those languages if they had not been translated.

Translation has also helped to preserve literary works for future generations. As the gems of thoughts from Deogens, Socrates, Plato Aristotle pathogoras, Bakhitian to John Dewy wouldn’t be accessible to us unless we have translation.

Translation-2Many literary works, particularly those from ancient and medieval times, were written in languages that are no longer widely spoken or understood.

Translating these works into modern languages has ensured that they are still accessible and relevant today. For example, the works of Homer, Virgil, and Dante, which were originally written in ancient Greek, Latin, and Italian respectively, have been translated into many different languages and continue to be read and studied around the world.

Translation-3In recent years, there has been growing interest in translating literary works from regional languages into more widely spoken languages. For example, there is a need to translate books, short stories, novels, and memoirs from Sindhi to English, and vice versa. Sindhi is a regional language spoken in Pakistan , Sindh , India and in the world where Sindhi live consequently there is a rich tradition of literature in Sindhi that is not widely known outside of these regions. Translating this literature into English would allow a wider audience to appreciate and learn from the literary works of Sindhi authors.

On the whole: translation has played a crucial role in making literary works from different cultures and languages accessible to a wider audience.

It has allowed us to learn about the thoughts and emotions of people from different parts of the world, and to appreciate the diversity and richness of human expression. As we continue to explore new literary works from different cultures, translation will remain an essential tool for bringing these works to a wider audience.


Shoukat LoharShoukat Lohar is Assistant professor in English at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro. He can be reached at Shoukat.ali@faculty.muet.edu.pk

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