The word "translate" can be interpreted several ways.
It can mean to record phonetically.
It can mean to transliterate.
It can even mean to slide things in a space!
The essence of this puzzle is that the essence of essence is ess. But here at ΣUMS, we consider sigma and ess interchangeable!
You might have translated these foreign alphabets into English, but you should still see remnants of the three alphabets hiding in these words. What do they spell? Try again if your answer isn't thematic enough.