It translates."could I say this instead of : can be translated?
I heard this and wondered if this verb needn't be written in the passive to have the same meaning
This word is hard because it doesn't translate in English./ Cannot be translated into English
Oct 10, 2018 10:22 PM
Answers · 1
I'm not completely sure I understand your question.
But, to me 'cannot' is a bit stronger than 'does not'. Cannot suggests that there is no possible way.
Perhaps 'cannot easily be translated' would be a better option?