What do translators do?

Howard Curtis, winner of the Marsh award for children's literature in translation, explains that translation is about more than putting words from one language into another.

What do translators do? Of course, they take words written in one language and put them into other words in another language, trying to give the same meaning. But it isn't always as simple as that. Languages work in different ways, we don't say things the same way in different languages. 

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