It’s a common misconception that bilingual people are all capable translators. Based on the terrible translations that pop up occasionally – from advertising campaigns to user instructions for your TV – this is evidently not the case.
Bilingualism is not the only prerequisite for being a good translator
A professional translator is a bridge between the source language and the target language; they can convey the message of the original text whilst employing appropriate style and terminology to produce content in their native language. A bilingual person may speak two languages fluently, however may not be good at moving information between the two, especially in writing.
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