Translate or Interpret?

Have perused your posts on this topic
And enjoyed the variations on this theme!
From standard phrases that don’t convey our meaning
To misunderstanding of our emphasise or words

Lived, studied and worked abroad
So using translators has been essential
Some do it literally while others embellish
Best are those that get the emotional and social context

Yet basic communication can often evade us
We need to reframe and question to understand
Because we can hurt another when we miss their point
Active listening is crucial but how many of us do it?

Being honest, direct and concise helps
Then check meaning and intent to nurture
Healthier communication in all our relationships!

Daily Prompt:  Translate


  1. As we navigate through life and have experiences, our translation is an ever changing feed. We must also try and keep up with our own understanding of what is around us, to not get too confused with what is only, in front of our, face.

    my comments lately are writing all in themselves .

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