In the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people lack basic information about how to keep themselves and their communities safe. We thank you once again for your unwavering support in translating content to enable people to make informed choices.
As you have been involved in translating COVID-19 content, have you come across terms or concepts that have been challenging to translate in your target language?
Example: Basic protective measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 include recommendations for “social distancing”. This term refers to a set of actions that reduce close contact between people in order to limit the transmission of the virus. But translating this term is a challenge in many languages, because of different cultural contexts and social implications.
If you came across a COVID-19 related term that posed a challenge when translating into another language, you can let us know through this survey . You can flag up to three terms every time you take this survey. If you find any new terms that are difficult to translate in any language, remember you can always take this survey again.
We are keen to gather our community’s thoughts on this. Your inputs will be valuable in improving our translation processes as well as guide our support to partners in developing clear and comprehensible content.