How well do you convey information?

Question: What makes a GOOD translation?

Answers:

  1. Good knowledge of the languages in which we are using...
  2. Having ability to make online translation...
  3. Being born as a native of the language...
  4. Ability to guess right...
  5. You need to know a lot to be able to make good translations...
  6. All you need to do is to translate as you feel it...
  7. Sometimes it's better interpreting the idea, not just for translation sake...

Actually none of the above answers RIGHT the Question: What makes a GOOD translation!

Not understanding the stakes inherent to each translation can cost your communication a whole lot more than you can think...And send a wrong signal to your audience!..

Yet, why all the above did not answer right the question? 

Because those answers are based on generic assumptions... Indeed humility or lack thereof sets the tone in communication and translation matters...