Prolingo News Desk : As the concept of global village becomes clear, the scope of translation is increasing. Countries of the world are coming closer. This proximity is also in business with politics. This proximity has intensified the need to bridge the gap between languages. The translation which was limited to a particular literature in the medieval period has reached every document, big or small. Over time, the work of translation also took the form of an industry. The translation industry has proved to be the fastest growing industry to date. Whatever literature exists in the world, it will take a long time to reach another language. In such a situation, the future of translation is also bright.

What is translation?

When a thing written in one language is written in the same manner in words, grammar, script of another language, it is called translation. Translation is needed to read literature written in another language in their language. Hundreds of languages ​​are written and spoken all over the world. Dialogue between these languages ​​can be called translation. The history of translation is very old. Perhaps the older the human civilization, the older is the history of translation. The need for translation increased as business spread across the world. Today translation has become an essential function for the operation of every industry. Without this, the speed of dialogue between two nations of the world cannot be promoted. From this, the importance of translation work can be underlined.

Who can do the translation work?

Translation work is a difficult and time consuming task. In India, 99.99 percent people are able to speak, write and read in the same language in which they are brought up. There are very few people who have the ability to write, read and speak in two languages. Translation work is basically done only by people who can write, read and speak in two languages. Until a person cannot write what is written in one language in the same manner, he cannot do the work of translation. From this perspective, being multilingual is the first condition of being a translator. If we look at the history, we find that behind all the translation work done in the medieval period; there have been political, trade relations of the countries. Today, when the world has become technologically advanced, the scope of translation has also increased considerably. The number of translators has also increased.

Which documents have to be translated?

A person may have to translate any document related to him. From birth certificate to death certificate, any document has to be translated into another language. If you want to go outside India for a job in another country, then the government of that country sets some rules for visa application. In applying for a visa, you may have to translate your birth, resident, educational certificates or any other document. This is an example of going abroad as a professional or student. Even as a citizen, we need to carry our talk from one language to another. Legal documents, government documents, educational documents, etc. are many such forms which require translation.

Which languages ​​are translated?

Our country is one where it is said that “2 kos pe Paani badle, 4 kos pe Baani”. Languages ​​like Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Manipuri, Assamese, Kashmiri, Bhojpuri, Awadhi, and Maithili exist in our country. Such a diversity of languages ​​is rarely found in any other country. In such a situation, translation is required for dialogue in all the languages ​​in the country. In India, the literature in these languages ​​needs to be translated among them. For business needs, the trend of translation from English to Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi etc. languages ​​has increased very fast. Famous foreign companies of the country get their advertisements translated into these languages. These companies also provide documents for their employees in the language of their state. It also requires translation from English to regional languages. 

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