Welcome to Pootle, thanks so much for joining the team!
If you're translating into a language other than English, you'll want to set Pootle so that you can read both the Pali and the English. To do this, go to the user Settings via the menu at the top-right corner. Under "Alternative Source Languages" add "English -en". That's it!
Now when you open a project in your language, you should see both the Pali and the English.
To help get ready for work, we've prepared some additional guidelines.