Initially available as a web app to detect and translate between languages, Google Translate is now also available as an API. Google Translate API supports over a hundred languages. The Yandex Translate API offers programmatic access to the Yandex cloud-based machine translation service for easier embedding in mobile or web applications. Appearing on the list as a free translator app for Windows, iOS, and Android.
OK, so it sometimes mistranslates things but often the way it translates it will highlight mistakes I have made. It won’t tell me what the right answer is, only that the phrase I thought meant “I am afraid of heights” actually means “you are startled by carrots”, so I have to go away and work out how to fix it. As well as sending translations via message or email, you can also save to things such as Dropbox, Evernote, Pinterest, and Pocket depending on your squirreling app of choice. The sharing feature is great for sharing translations with other apps . Pretty much the same reason as the instant camera translation is useful. Although the benefit of this in comparison is that you can be more selective as to exactly which words, phrases, sentences or entire paragraphs you translate.
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It promises to give more accurate and natural translations for text. Translate.com is one of the world’s largest professional translation services. We cooperate with the APKZ Mobi native-speaking translators in over 90 languages to provide fast and proficient human translation services on a 24/7 basis. Our translators include experts in all fields and industries to provide our clients with high-quality translations in a fast turnaround. Translation is a complex linguistic activity because meaning is elusive. Language is an inherent social activity and it takes more than mere syntactic and grammatical competence to arrive at the ‘presumed’ meaning of an utterance.
Another use of this is in the classroom, where in foreign language classes it’s usual to record unknown vocabulary on the board during the lesson. I sometimes use a Google Doc and share it with the students, but here we can use a Google Sheet and it can translate the words automatically as I add them. First, the source text , second, the source language , and thirdly, the target language . Note, you have to use the codes “en” for English, “es” for Spanish (español).
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Now that I’m back and really into studying European Portuguese I find the Berlitz phrase book differs quite a bit from Google Translator translations. If you’re headed to Brazil where you probably won’t have an internet connection while out and about, you can download an offline dictionary app like the Ultralingua Portuguese-English Dictionary. At $19.99, I think it’s overpriced and the translations are pretty mediocre, but I’ve yet to find anything better.
- It’s easy to use, and accessing it is not too different from a regular Google search.
- Now, users will see the correct language displayed at all times, no matter how many times it is clicked.
- Google Translate comes integrated with a digital phrasebook, which lets you sync data across devices.
- what the primary language really expressed without seeming absurd.
- To access this feature online, just set the text input box to your target language.
Tap the Import icon to translate a photo you’ve already taken with your phone. You can also use the shutter button on your device and the app will ask you to highlight the text that needs to be translated. Let’s say you want an Italian translation of an English phrase. Tap the name of the current language on the top-left side of the screen and select English as the source language.