Translator plugins

Last Update: January 12, 2015

Let me start by saying I speak fluent Spanish and English.

I translate both.

I am NOT impressed with Google,Yahoo,or other translators I have seen.

There are phrase,sentences, that simply get lost in the " translation".

I've seen this on many sites.

Yes,I know many members here use them. But if you took the time to really see how they " translate" what you want to say,and what the "translator" says could be quite different.

A word to the wise.

Just saying.

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Debbi26 Premium
Hmmmm, what would you suggest for those that don't speak several or even more than one language?
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Papi Premium
Hi Debi :)
I would suggest a professional translator.
You work hard to say what you want in the language you want( usually English) but the translator can so distort what you want to say that potential customers get turned off.

Imagine if a few grammatical errors in English will turn you off
then the errors I have seen on sites are so distracting from the original text that it is truly a deterrent to read from your site again.
If you have a page or blog you would like me to take a look at,let me know.
- No charge,I will check it gladly :)
We help one another here,it goes without saying :)
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Debbi26 Premium
Thanks, Edmund. You're sweet. I'll keep that in mind.
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Papi Premium
Please do.
The difference can literally mean gaining or losing potential customers.
And all because the translator you trust just did not do its job.
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Christabelle Premium
Wow, I never thought about this but it makes sense. This is great of you to share this and give everyone a head's up!
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Papi Premium
Christa,you and anyone else who reads this is most welcome :)
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Rochelle1 Premium
They don't even speak Spanish(Castilian) at least you can understand them. And they don't speak Spanglish either! so what do you do?
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TheCatherine Premium Plus
if you can't translate something yourself then pay to get it professioanlly translated if you need it
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Papi Premium
Rochelle I wish I could tell you.
I just feel that members believe that what they write is being faithfully translated,not so.
Check out NGansley comment.
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Papi Premium
Yes! Yes! Yes!
Well worth the money so potential customers aren't turned OF.
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TheCatherine Premium Plus
Absolutely you may not be able top see the nonsense a translator is spouting out but a potential customer can
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Papi Premium
So true- if it's jibberish you just lost out.
NGansley is right.
Type something in English.Check out the translation.
It can really be disheartning.
Why call them translators?
Maybe " generalizatinators" would be more apt?
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NGansley Premium
I agree! They can definitely be used to get a general meaning of a few words here and there but they do not provide a workable translation. For grins, type something into it in English, flip it to another language and then back to English. The results are often amusing!
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Papi Premium
Yes they are.
I will not use them.
I've gone to some sights and amusing is not really that if your potential " customer" can't understand what you are saying!!
This things can actually deter people from reading on.
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NGansley Premium
Sorry, I forget text does not relay emotion. Add an eye roll to amusing!
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Papi Premium
Haha :)
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TheCatherine Premium Plus
Totally one hundred percent agree with you, but the problem is you have to speak two languages to understand how bad those translaters are.
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Papi Premium
This is a sad reality.
But if you can,then you know what I mean :)
Don't like them,won't use them.
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TheCatherine Premium Plus
It's because I do thatI know what you mean
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NGansley Premium
This is why I recommended translating back and forth a few times. You will get a good idea for how "well" they work, with out even speaking a second language.
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Papi Premium
True,true,true :)
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