1. September 30 is International Translation Day it is celebrated each year and is the feast day of St Jerome, patron saint of translators. St Jerome translated the Bible into Latin in the 4th century. His translation, called The Vulgate, was the official Catholic Bible in the 16th century.
  2. The most translated authors of fiction are Agatha Christie, Jules Verne and William Shakespeare.
  3. The most translated book is The Bible, with Pinocchio in second place.
  4. The word ‘translate’ comes from the Latin ‘to move from one place to another’.
  5. The languages most often translated into others are English, French, German, Russian and Italian.
  6. The most common for translation into are German, French, Spanish, English and Japanese.


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