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THE STUDENTS ABILITY IN TRANSLATING ENGLISH LETTERS INTO INDONESIAN:A Case Study



THE STUDENTS ABILITY IN TRANSLATING ENGLISH LETTERS
INTO INDONESIAN:A Case Study
CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION
A. Background of the Study
            Language is a means of communication because language is symbol and content of messages. Without language, all people cannot understand message and they cannot communicate with other people. But not all people can get the precise and perfect words that can express their opinions and expression. Besides that, utterances may have different meaning to other people. Misunderstanding in communication can be a fatal problem.
            English as International language by which people can communicate each other has great influence in human activity around the world. It is used in almost all aspects of life, such as science, technology, politics, economy, trading, business, etc. English has very important role in international communication, it can be seen that many countries use English as means of their communication or at least in their interpretation oral
contact.
            In Indonesia, English is a foreign language taught at Junior High School. As a foreign language, English has many problems resulting from the differences between the native and target language. The differences may be because of the culture and the linguistics background. Those differences have great difficulties to be learned. As a foreign language, English always gets many problems resulting from the differences between the native and target language. The differences may be because of culture and the linguistics background. Those differences have great difficulties to be learned.
            From the explanation above, it can be taken a conclusion that translation has important role to cover that problem. In this regard, Sutrisno (1997: 1) said “at present translation plays a great role in international communication and the mutual understanding among countries”. The activity of translation urgently needed as one practical from of human skills in transferring any important conveyed in English into target language.
            The translation is needed to search much information of steps especially in using something which has not yet known before. Therefore, the translation is the key to get knowledge and some information. To get a good translation, the translator has to know both the source and the target language very well. They should also know the cultural background of the text so that they can find the?????????????




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