[Lesson 4] Make lyrics worldwide: how to translate the lyrics

Say it in another language, but maintain the structure

  1. Remember, the rules for transcription and formatting can also be applied to translation
  2. Translate line by line
  3. Only add translations that you have personally done
  4. Pay strict attention to the context of the lyrics
  5. Keep the original words if they cannot be translated 

Do's and Don'ts

  • Don’t - Copy/paste.
  • Don’t - Use machine translation services
  • Don’t - Translate in romanized version.
  • Do - Discuss with the language-specific community members
  • Do - Follow the “Transcribe” and “Format” guideline

If you have doubts, you can always ask in the Musixmatch Community Slack channel

Want to know more about how to translate perfectly? Check our Writing Guidelines

Are you experiencing issues when adding Translations? Check out how to solve the main issues

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