Jeff asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 decade ago

what website or software that can easily translate an entire english paragraph into french or german language?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    learn at about.com

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No such thing...translation REQUIRES a human. There are too many variables...synonyms, homonyms, words that are spelled the same but mean different things. Past participles that are translated as past tense...idiomatic expressions, differences in word order, spelling errors.

    How do you translate "bow"? Which way do you pronounce it? Does it mean to bend at the waist? or is it something you put in a little girl's hair? or something you use to shoot an arrow? or the front end of a boat? Or "played"? Is it the past tense or the past participle?

    Can't be done.

    At least, not YET. Never say never....they WILL eventually invent something that can think that well, but for now...you GOTTA LEARN HOW TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGES.

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  • 1 decade ago

    YOU NEED THE HUMAN TOUCH!!!

    Babelfish, Google translate, etc. are good for looking up a word or two, but not for translating paragraphs. Language is too personal for a computer to handle.

    Source(s): Language Experience
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Try Google Translate

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  • 1 decade ago

    Forget it. No website is able to understand the German or French language. That have to be done by real people.

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  • 4 years ago

    Babelfish is good but quite inaccurate grammatically. It does give you a rough idea though. Alternatively you could always try and find someone who speaks French and ask them.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You can use Google translator, but still translation need a human touch, so after translating your paragraph you should match it to your original one by your self & arrange it.

    Good luck.

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  • Gary B
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    In my experience, translate.google.com does pretty well.

    However, be very careful about just using the translation blindly. For specific work usage, we use wordreference.com. You should at least get a native speaker to read over it to make sure you don't put up some real howlers. :-)

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  • Odile
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    All online translators do a mediocre job of translating. They translate literally. Use a dictionary and do it yourself.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Babelfish, google translator.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The language tools from Google are pretty good (http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en).

    Or you may want to use 'Babel Fish' (http://babelfish.yahoo.com/)

    Keep in mind that you still want to use your commen sense, 'cause these translator programs are not always right.

    Source(s): Google.com http://babelfish.yahoo.com/
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