Teaching in a school that almost never uses English despite learning the language reinforced one thing:
Never do literal translation.
Many people opt to do literal translation, word for word even in official documents whether it be in school or at the workplace. That is a big NO.
Literal translation can potentially take away the meaning of a sentence. The correct way to translate anything is to read the full sentence and identify the contextual meaning.
Now that brings us to something else: Contextual meaning.
What is context? What is contextual meaning? What is the significance of it?
The Oxford dictionary denotes that:
A word has multiple meanings but when applied, used in certain pieces of text, it usually denotes only one meaning. Therefore the context should be considered to determine the meaning of the word. Most of the time, context is developed intuitively by the language user.
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