A good translator is by definition bilingual. The ...
A good translator is by definition bilingual. The opposite is not【C1】______tree, however. A born and bred bilingual will still need two【C2】______to become a translator: first, the skills and experience necessary for【C3】______; second, knowledge of the field in which he or she will【C4】______. The skills and experience for translation include the ability to write【C5】______in the target language, the ability to read and understand the【C6】______language material thoroughly, and the ability to work with the latest【C7】______and communication hardware and software.
Does a born and bred bilingual【C8】______a better translator than someone who learned language B later in【C9】______？ There is no definite answer, but the following issues are important.【C10】______, a born and bred bilingual often suffers from not truly knowing【C11】______language well enough to translate, with some even suffering from what【C12】______known as a lingualism, a state in which a person lacks【C13】______full, fluent command of any language. Second, born and bred bilinguals【C14】______don't know the culture of the target language well enough to【C15】______top-quality translations, or cannot recognize what aspects of the source language【C16】______its culture need to be treated with particular care, as they【C17】______in a sense too close to the language. And last, they often【C18】______the analytical linguistic skills to work through a sticky text.
On【C19】______other hand, the acquired bilingual may not have the same in-depth【C20】______of colloquialisms, slang, and dialect that the born bilingual has. Also, the acquired bilingual will not be able to translate as readily in both directions (from B to language A and A to language B). Finally, born bilinguals often have a greater appreciation of the subtleties and nuances of both their languages than someone who learns their B language later in life can ever hope to have.