Online engines

Online translation engines are no substitute for genuine human translations. Use them with caution and discretion, as they are prone to the following common errors:

  • Inappropriate or non-existent verb tense - English sports several verb tenses that are very subtle and difficult to express in other languages.
  • Homographs - one of a group of words that share the same spelling but have different meanings.
  • Auto-antonyms - a word with multiple meanings, one of which is defined as the reverse of one of its other meanings.
  • Ill-chosen Synonyms - different words with identical or at least similar meanings.
  • Incorrect association of adjectives or adverbs with nouns.
  • Incorrect articles selection, omission or reduction (only present in English with "a" vs. "an", but much more prevalent in European languages)


Translator, Dictionary, WWW-translator

IBM Alphaworks machine translation - website demo

Babel Fish : Text Translation and Web Page Translation

English-based translator, links to dictionary & thesaurus

Machine Translation Engine - Access 20 on-line machine translation systems from a single screen. Have various online machine translation systems translate your texts simultaneously, compare the results and select the one that best suits your needs.

Free Text and Web Translation from SDL

Dictionary, text and web translator
Online translation facility

Google Translator toolkit

Translate words, phrases, web pages between languages, and identify a language — English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Greek, Norwegian, Chinese, Japanese & Korean

Linguatec is the leading provider of language-technology software for office use in Germany. Primary areas of activity are automatic translation with Personal Translator, natural-sounding speech output with Voice Reader, and speech recognition with Voice Pro, voted number one by Germany’s leading consumer safety group Stiftung Warentest. Text Translation

Free Online Translator and dictionary - English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian) and Russian languages.

Dictionary - Dictionaries FROM/TO German, French, English, Italian, Spanish and more for free

On-line Translator, Free Automatic Translation, Dictionary

Online Translation, Translation Software and Translation Servers

Text and URL translation

Free Online Translator


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