Translation Site

Decorating By Kitagrl Updated 5 Oct 2008 , 2:14am by dawncr

Kitagrl Posted 4 Oct 2008 , 8:31pm
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Maybe I'm just the slow person to think of this, but I just realized that I can use a site like this:

http://translation2.paralink.com/

to help me communicate with other languages here on the board. I used it to PM someone who is Russian (guess I'll find out if it worked, if she responds!) and I just "read" a couple Spanish posts this way too.

The translation isn't perfect but it lets you know what is being said. Just kind of neat, especially if viewing a photo in a language you do not understand.

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JanH Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 12:03am
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Cool. Thanks for sharing. icon_smile.gif

SweetVictoria Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 12:20am
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Thanks for sharing, Kitagrl! icon_smile.gif

vaticano Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 12:24am
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also Google has free translation!

indydebi Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 2:00am
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I also use this one: http://www.freetranslation.com/

You should spot check these once in awhile so see how it translates back. I worked for someone with a last name of "Elder" and they used one of these to translate a letter to another language. To test it, they then translated the German version back into English and it came back with a last name of "Old Man". icon_lol.gif

Kitagrl Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 2:02am
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Originally Posted by indydebi

I also use this one: http://www.freetranslation.com/

You should spot check these once in awhile so see how it translates back. I worked for someone with a last name of "Elder" and they used one of these to translate a letter to another language. To test it, they then translated the German version back into English and it came back with a last name of "Old Man". icon_lol.gif




LOL I do! I did the free registration on the one I listed (with my junk email address) and it then does automatically re-translate back what I write, so I can check it before I use it. I have made several changes before actually copying and pasting what I write! It was cool emailing a Czech member of CC using this translator service though. Really neat.

dawncr Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 2:14am
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Don't know if it's still around, b/c I haven't used it in a while, but I used to love Babbelfish (or was it Babblefish?).

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