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Discussion on: How do non-native English speakers cope with language specific concepts (they learnt in English) in their mother tongue?

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Risa Fujii

Japanese engineer here - I was surprised to find that my coworkers use the Japanese translation for most technical terms, in both writing and speech. I learned programming in English and didn’t know the Japanese terminology, so I had to look up the English translation for some words at first (sometimes still do).
That said, I use the English terminology myself when I speak/write in Japanese, and no one has corrected me or expressed confusion. So I think everyone knows the words in both languages, they just prefer to use Japanese.