Help:Translate English into Simple English

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This page gives tips on how to translate English into Simple English. This is not a complete guide. Please expand and improve as well if you see any mistakes or if you have any other more sensible suggestions.

For more help with translation, visit the Simple English Wiktionary, or see Wikipedia:Aids for writing Simple English.

Specific words[change | change source]

A word in English will be shown and next to it will be the Simple English version. This is in alphabetical order.

  • abandon - give up, leave a person or object behind
  • continuous - not ending, going on
  • contradict - to go against
  • expand - to become large
  • individual - person (when it means a person: the word individual has other meanings)
  • justified - lawful, right
  • luminescent - giving light
  • originate - come from
  • specific - special
  • taken aback - surprised and scared at the same time
  • transfer - move to or change to
  • translate - to turn one language into another language or link to Translation
  • various - many
  • film - movie
  • American (United States) - Should be linked to United States ([[United States|American]]) as American can also means something from The Americas.

Television[change | change source]

Most often these changes are because the term can mean different things. It is better to use terms with only 1 meaning, or less meanings if no term exists with only one. The terms should be linked the first time they are used in an article.