Literal Translation

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Literal Translation is a term that refers to a translation into a language that follows closely from the original language from which the translation was made.[1]

Such a translation could either be a "Word-by-word Translation" with or without replacing the meaning from its original and basic context,[2] or a "direct translation". when you use to describe something or someone with literal facts, emphasizing that it is true.[3]

Bible Translation Examples

In Biblical translations, a literal translation takes the exact word from Greek or Hebrew and translates it into English (to the extent possible). The opposite approach is dynamic equivalence which attempts to translate the thought or idea behind a word or passage without being exact.

Examples of Bible translations which are literal translations are the King James Version, the New King James Version, and Young's Literal Translation.