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  • Ludwig.guru icon

    Ludwig.guru

    Linguistic search engine and contextualized translator. The final solution for your writing doubts! Search, compare, translate, learn and get inspired.

    Free Web / Cloud

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    • It completes Google Translate, by giving contextualised examples in English. The only limitation is that it only translates into English Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Lingoes

    Best (portable) translation service of the world using Google Translate, Babelfish, Yahoo translation and.... Lingoes sits in the system tray and becomes ones pop-up...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Last update from 2014-08-16. See http://www.lingoes.net/en/translator/download.htm
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    Apertium

    Apertium is a rule-based machine translation platform. It is free software and released under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Languages supported in...

    Open Source Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Firefox

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    Microsoft Translator

    Microsoft Translator is your door to a wider world. Translator apps are specially designed for all of your favorite devices to translate anything, anywhere, and anytime...

    Free Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone ... iPad Apple Watch Android Wear

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    Yandex.Translate

    Yandex.Translate - synchronized translation for 85 languages, predictive typing, dictionary with transcription, pronunciation and usage examples, and many other features.

    Free Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Telegram ... iPad Apple Watch

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  • OmegaT icon

    OmegaT

    OmegaT is a free translation memory application written in Java. It is a tool intended for professional translators. It does not translate for you!

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Linguee

    Linguee is both an editorial dictionary and a search engine for translations from the bilingual web. Our language pairs include EnglishGerman, EnglishFrench...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    Tatoeba

    At its core, Tatoeba is a large database of example sentences translated into several languages. Search example sentences translated into many languages. Add and...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    QuickTranslate

    QuickTranslate gives you instant access to translations in your right-click contextual menu, just right-click to see any language.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Chrome ... Yandex.Browser

    • Discontinued Broken Link and can't find it at Chrome Web Store.
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    PROMT Translator

    PROMT Free Online-Translator.com is an online translation service from PROMT, a leading machine translation product and solution provider. Online-Translation.com...

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud

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    • very good alternative, f.e. Russian translate Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    dict.cc

    dict.cc is not only an online dictionary translating from English and German to 21 languages. Its an attempt to create a platform where users from all over the world can...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Google Translator

    Google™ Translator is a powerful tool to translate selected words (or sentences) to a wide range of supported languages.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome Firefox

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    StarDict

    StarDict is a Cross-Platform and international dictionary Software. It has powerful features such as "Glob-style pattern matching", "Scan selection...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud AmigaOS

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  • Lion (LEO dictionary) icon

    Lion (LEO dictionary)

    Lion allows you to send a query to the German-English, -French, -Spanish and -Italian LEO dictionaries (Chinese is currently not supported) with a click of your mouse...

    Free Personal Windows Android iPhone S60 HP webOS ... Blackberry Windows Phone

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Google Translate Comments

My Spanish Teacher Hates Me 1 Helpful

Comment by arkadiydeliev
about Google Translate Aug 2016

We once had to write a passage in Spanish, about 2 pages long. I wasn't bothered enough, so I went straight onto Google Translator and did the deed. Next thing I know is I am on a week long detention course. My fault, but be warned not to use it when you are not supposed to, because it has its faults!

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like all machine translation it's not without faults

Comment by trekeyus
about Google Translate Feb 2013

It gets it right enough that even if it's a bit off you still get the basic gist of the sentence.
sure there is room for improvement but it gets the job done and is there when you need it.

[Edited by trekeyus, February 20]

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My favorite daily translation tool is the portable version ...

Comment by em4020
about Google Translate Jun 2011

My favorite daily translation tool is the portable version of Lingoes Translator (1) on a synced SugarSync Folder
Lingoes Translator includes Google Translate and Yahoo Translation or Babelfish and you can compare the translations of many sources.
After installation (many languages) it works with individually selectable dictionaries or online translation services. I like it very much, that I get a quick translation of a text, if I copy it in the clipboard. This is really very comfortable.
The portable version is ideal for use on my Sugarsync folders, which are synchronized on my 2 computers (office and private).
(1) http://www.lingoes.net/en/translator/download.htm
Small Lingoes iconLingoes

SugarSync also available for WM, as a portable-app and with free 2.5-10 GB instead only 2GB

SugarSync has 3 advantages in comparison with other online-memory services:
(A)
Link to the download of the portable app:
http://www.portable.bg/en/component/search/Sugarsync/?ordering=&searchphrase=all
The portable SugarSync-app should be able to run even on a computer, where you do not have administrator rights
for the installation procedure, e.g. to run from a USB-memory-stick
(B)
With the following Bonus-Registration link you start SugarSync (only a few weeks) with 2.5 GB instead normally only 2.0 GB: http://bit.ly/bxgp6f and you can reach a maximum of 10GB and more for free usage.
(C) SugarSync is available for Windows Mobile

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Hello Aaron!I have immediately tested your tip and with htt ...

Comment by em4020
about Google Translate Jun 2011

Hello Aaron!
I have immediately tested your tip and with http://www.frengly.com a translation have made German to English and then the same text with PROMT translator. Unfortunately, were with frengly.com immediately several clear mistakes.
I am almost inspired by PROMT translator of the perfection. I have never got this quality with Google Translate. This was rough always a little bit. Also this comment was written in German and translated by PROMT. PROMT is obviously highly professional translation software which may be used limited up to 3000 characters also free of charge. I had to do manually only one correction.

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Yes they do good, but again sometimes they are not going to ...

Comment by Aaron
about Google Translate Jun 2011

Yes they do good, but again sometimes they are not going to get it correct. I had to switch between various, because they all would do different in different situations. You can also try Frengly I sometimes can get it do better:

http://www.frengly.com/

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I used this translator a lot when I took a language class a ...

Comment by Aaron
about Google Translate Jun 2011

I used this translator a lot when I took a language class at school. it is not always accurate, but if you know the language, then it helps get you the little translations done quickly and then you can fix a few things that it did not get right.

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