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On translating

I’m a dictionary addict. I would even go as far as to say I’m a dictionary fetishist. I cannot go without my dictionaries. Every time I’m busy translating, I have at least four actual and two digital dictionaries, and every word I have to look up I’ll look up in all of them. Good practice? Yes. Time-consuming? Oh, yes. Enjoyable? More than anything. 

It’s no wonder translating a text takes me ages.