A Westerner who translates from Japanese to English says he prepares by having native speakers prepare an "under-translation" for him. Does anyone know what that term means?

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I've never heard that, but it sounds like it means 'a rough translation', ie an approximate one.

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This might mean not to translate everything. Or he may wants incomplete translation but im not sure maybe he means the other way around...cheers! Emotion: smile