To translate is to betray

“Translator, traitor»- Italian proverb

This quote originates from the italian phrase ‘traduttore, traditore’, which implies that, in order to translate anything, you must betray some aspect of the original text, as a complete translation of any text cannot possibly convey every truth about the source.

Even the quote above is not translated in its entirety, as its rhyming scheme had to be changed in order to translate it to English.

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