"At its best, translation offers us the experience and attitudes of another culture or mentality". What are the limits and advantages of translation?

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Title: "At its best, translation offers us the experience and attitudes of another culture or mentality". What are the limits and advantages of translation?
 
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Here criticism can be made when the translation is not understandable. This happens often for some technical items produced in low cost countries if the translator never has seen the product and has no idea of the product he has to describe, especially if the translation is made in English, where mistakes already have sneaked in and then is translated in several languages from the English, so that people can not understand what actually is meant...
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Translation is since the beginning of human culture an important item of understanding between different countries. So the "Stone of Rosette" made it possible to decipher the ancient Egypt language. But here we already see the limits of translation. We never will be able to understand all their feelings...
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