Time to reset and start all over and reverse thinking.

Here some quotes on translation.

Translation is the art of failure.
(Umberto Eco)

True art selects and paraphrases but seldom gives a verbatim translation.
(Thomas Bailey Aldrich)

Fantastic writing in English is somehow disreputable, but fantastic writing in translation is the summit.
(Jonathan Lethem)

The original is unfaithful to the translation.
(Jorge Luis Borges)

I do not hesitate to read all good books in translations. What is really best in any book is translatable-any real insight or broad human sentiment.
(Ralp Waldo Emerson)

Language furnishes the best proof that a law accepted by a community is a thing that is tolerated and not a rule to which all freely consent.
(Ferdinand de Saussure)

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied.
(Noam Chomsky)

There are very deep and restrictive principles that determine the nature of human language and are rooted in the specific character of the human mind.
(Noam Chomsky)

Apart from this, I would like to recommend an excellent article by Michelle Fram-Cohen “Reality, Language, Translation”