Transcription vs. Translation
Transcription and translation are often-confused words. Their meanings differ completely.
A transcription (noun) is a written or exact copy, or it is a recording.
2. (v.) [transcribe]
1. "I wrote a transcription of the doctor's notes for each patient."
2. "A transcription of the video is available on the website."
3. I transcribed the podcast into a report.
A translation (noun) is a new version or description or a transformation.
2. (v.) [translate]
1. "My teacher translated the Latin text into common English."
2. "At our meeting, let's discuss how to translate thought into action from better policy-making."
3. "Hospitals often hire a translator for patients who speak languages that doctors don't know."
Together in a sentence:
"My job was to accurately transcribe the teacher's verbal translation of the French text as he gave it to the class."
Circle the Correct Answer:
1. Please transcribe / translate the German text into English.
2. I think an interesting career would be a medical transcription/ transcribing.
Answers: translate, transcription
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