Each of the following sentences is followed by four words or group of words. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word or group of words.
This is a_____ translation of the speech.
Correct Answer : B.
A literal translation is one in which you translate each word of the original work. Since each language has its own idiom, a literal translation leads to awkward usage. A literal translation is therefore not considered good. A good translation gives the meaning of each expression, sentence or paragraph, using words that sound natural.