How do I discuss translation in Chinese? I want to express to a Chinese speaker how and English speaker learning Chinese interprets Chinese language (in a few simple cases).
猫 is cat, expressing it's English translation:
红茶 is black tea, expressing that I interpret 红 literally as "red":
"In English, "红茶" is translated literally as "red tea".
What I am hoping is that people here will provide several different ways to communicate this in Mandarin. Other examples are welcome, of course.