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#3: Initial revision by user avatar Dale Hartley Emery‭ · 2019-12-08T03:05:03Z (about 2 years ago)
I would refine the advice thus: Translate _the viewpoint character's experience_ into the language of the reader.

That is, if the viewpoint character hears gibberish, you translate _the experience of hearing gibberish_ into the reader's language.

#2: Attribution notice added by user avatar System‭ · 2019-12-08T03:05:03Z (about 2 years ago)
Source: https://writers.stackexchange.com/a/8904
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#1: Imported from external source by user avatar System‭ · 2013-09-14T18:34:10Z (over 8 years ago)
Original score: 6