I like to play chess. Most moves in chess are translations because they are forward and backward over a certain distance. Each part of the chess piece is moving in the same way. The chess piece has not changed shape after the move.
Another game that involves translations would be the rubik's cube. These guys can sure make it move!!!
Now, onto rotations!
A shape is rotated around a point in a counter clockwise direction or a clockwise direction. The shape has been moved or transformed after a rotation but the shape has not changed. It's orientation or direction that it is facing has changed but not the shape.
Skaters who can spin are excellent rotators. They are rotating around a fixed point. Good skaters can spin around one spot without "travelling."