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Citations - MLA: Works in a Foreign Language

Sources in a Foreign Language

Reference List

To cite a source in a foreign language in your Works Cited list, follow the citation template for your source and add the English translation of the title after the original title. For example:

Johnson, Maxime. La réalité virtuelle pour transformer le télétravail [Virtual reality to transform telelwork]. L'Actualité, 1 June 2020,

In-Text Paraphrase

Considering that the translation can vary if you translate the information yourself or with the help of an app, MLA recommends treating the translation as a paraphrase instead of a quote.

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