If your spanish (or other language, for that matter) skills are not sharp and if you need to have something translated, click this link: http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en
I received a letter this morning and wanted to be sure of the precise translation. Now, it’s a word-for-word translation and so doesn’t “read well” but you’ll get the gist of the matter. I only say this for impersonal letters… getting the gist of something is not the same as getting the literal intended meaning. Many things get lost in “translation.”
This wasn’t intended to veer toward Bible translations or interpretations or paraphrases… but I see some similarities and the extreme liberties taken these days.