In an item list on a web page, I have a colored legend:

  • green - Translated and published

  • red - Not yet translated

Is it correct usage? Or should I say "not translated yet"? Or maybe both are acceptable?

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The pattern you are using is

not yet verb-ed
not verb-ed yet

Both are acceptable.

not yet translated

has more the feeling that the translation is underway or almost finished but still being worked on, as in "not yet finished" which is an idiom.

not translated yet

has more the feeling of the translation has not started yet, as in "not done yet".

In both cases the final translation does not exist yet.

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