The Technology of Translation - 6 Minute English

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BBC Learning English

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Technology offers new ways to translate between languages. Is this translation accurate? How does it work? Learn some new vocabulary with Sam and Rob as they discuss the relationship between translation, technology and the human brain.

This week's question:
Braniff, an American airline, famously made a translation error in one of their adverts.
How did they mistranslate the phrase "fly in leather"?
a) fly in lava
b) fly on a cow
c) fly naked
Watch the video to find out the answer!

Vocabulary
metaphor
way of describing a person or thing by comparing it to something else, often found in poetry and literature

It's raining cats and dogs!
(idiom) It is raining heavily!

chunk
a large part of something

rote
learnt by memory in order to be repeated rather than properly understood

automated
done by machines instead of humans

flummox
confuse someone so much that they don't know what to do

You can find a quiz and more on our website!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english_2022

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Trâm Dương

02.08.22 в 09:34

2:05

陳品妤

26.07.22 в 02:30

I saw that many people in my country who are not good at English often rely on Google translation. If they type some Chinese sentences, and it will show some weird sentences in English, and teachers would not appreciate this kind of work because it sounds unnatural.

Hướng Dương

10.07.22 в 07:15

Thank you for your programmes. They are useful for people and your voices are clear and comprehensible. In this programme I can learn more new words help me improve them. Once again thanks for your lessons and hope that you will have more interesting programmes and bring everybody a lot of benefits.

Jaya Mohan

29.06.22 в 13:22

I really enjoyed this topic of language translation. BBC is always great.

binheve

28.06.22 в 13:36

i just want to ask that that can you use Neil's and Sam's voices? Their voice are the most casual and i find they are very fit and clear for me

Hoàng Nguyễn

26.06.22 в 04:26

3:47

Hoàng Nguyễn

26.06.22 в 04:26

3:38

Juan Angel Perez

23.06.22 в 19:45

Thank you so much for this excellent program!!!!!

Kim Sejeong

20.06.22 в 18:17

Very informative thanks for sharing

SMDB

20.06.22 в 13:58

Bangladesh

Raja Ashiq

20.06.22 в 11:30

It would be better if you upload the video with subtitles.

Thanks WELCOME

19.06.22 в 11:09

Nice

Mirror Mask

19.06.22 в 07:34

In javanese language in indonesia there is a similar expression for RAIN DOG AND CAT , UDAN KETHEK NGILO

UDAN is rain
KETHEK is monkey
NGILO is LOOKING IN A MIRROR

Trang Đậu

18.06.22 в 05:09

This is a useful topic with me. Because when I stated learn English, i always translate word by word. It made the sentence not only not natural but also misunderstood. It’d like me become difficutly over the period. Recently, i watch moive more than before taking see situation in the film.
I know I have double about grammar as well as vocabulary so i comment not natural and polite. But i hope you ignore to me and i’ll find out more than

Tarsy on drugs

13.06.22 в 12:03

My speak want to develop, my speak level of low or poor. Any person can help me?

abolfazl abouali

13.06.22 в 07:29

Really good and functional for learning. Thanks

English & Chinese Speeches

12.06.22 в 06:28

That’s great

huajie666 liu

11.06.22 в 10:53

Computers can't deal with novel thinking. And they can't correctly translate metaphors sometimes.

Huyền Đinh

11.06.22 в 02:35

I try to listen to 6 minutes everyday to improve my English skills. Thank you so much for this great program.

Айдай Бекайдар

10.06.22 в 08:58

love you bbc learning english

Hằng Dương

10.06.22 в 00:57

flummox- very confused that don't know what to do
rote learning involves memorizing information that you repeat but don't really understand.
a metaphor is a way of describing something by reference of something else

Bianca Avaro

09.06.22 в 22:33

I loved this topic!! I'm currently studying to become a translator. Hearing Rob say "está lloviendo" is a bonus!! Haha very good

Pavlo Butenko

09.06.22 в 19:16

There are cases around the world when one product is named differently in different countries because its translation sometimes could be even obscene or bad for marketing

Danilo Borini

09.06.22 в 17:16

Technology is something amazing when used in a proper way, but this one will make people lazy.
This is a personal view.

Denis Ka

09.06.22 в 16:56

Rob's pronunciation is more clearer and more understanding for my ears.

Pavlo Potapchuk

09.06.22 в 15:53

Great podcast.Thanks a bunch for sharing.Keep it up.Sending love from Srilanka❤️

09.06.22 в 15:15

ahmed elmenshawy

09.06.22 в 15:02

This episode has been added befor 8 days

Suraj Mishra

09.06.22 в 14:39

Hi Sam , you are a native

A B

09.06.22 в 14:33

please

Scum Bot

01.06.22 в 12:28

This topic is so interesting as many ppl tells me that never learning English as there,s many apps that can help you

Geovane Araujo

31.05.22 в 16:04

Very good lecture. Here in Brazil we have a interesting idiomatic expression that have different meaning in English. When a person says "You are a cold feet", we want to express that someone has bad luck, but I know that in English it means totally different. It means that someone has no courage. I wonder how languages are very interesting and different at same time.

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