Technical glossary of translation terms
Occasionally, you’ll come across some unfamiliar terms on the intercontact website or when talking to people in the localisation and translation industry. You’ll find many of these terms listed here with short explanations.
Target language (TL)
The target language refers to the language into which a piece of text is translated. For high-quality translations, it is essential that the translator speaks the target language as their mother tongue.
See also: Source language, Source text, Target text
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