source text

source text (plural source texts)

  1. (translation studies) The original text from which a translation is done into another language, often abbreviated as ST.
    • 2004, Christina Schäffner, Translation in Undergraduate Degree Programmes, edited by Kirsten Malmkjær, John Benjamins Publishing Co, p. 119:
      [S]tudents in their first year believe that source text and target text should be identical in content, that the TT should be a reproduction of the ST in another language, and that the TT should read well and be understandable.
Antonyms Translations
  • German: Ausgangstext
  • Russian: исхо́дный текст

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