Top Ten Free Translation Tools

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The top ten free online language translation tools.

The Top Ten

1 Google Translate

It is quick, but not always grammatically correct

Rubbish - variable from day to day ; inaccurate ; frequently incomprehensible ; today translated only half of the text - left other half untranslated!

Excellent

Far away from the perfect, but the best (for english-, german- and italian-croatian translations)

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2 Bing Translator

One of the best I have seen!

The best. Google translate can't even measure up to this one

I've been inputting the same phrase on various websites. So far I've found dictionary.com and Bing to be the best (I looked after finding some nonsense on Google). Bing has a thumbs up/down feature which I find very convenient and, hopefully, they act on it.

First time using. It must add Urdu as well because it is language of more than 1 Billion people on earth. But in other cases it looks very Good. At least in sense of Sentence structure and composition.

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3 ImTranslator

It is by far d best

Love it whether I haven't used it yet.. laugh out loud...

You so stupid bunch

Its awesome! EVEN I HAVEN'T USED IT YET! :) lol!

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4 PROMT

Glory to god this is the best

Not good at all. At least as far as translation from english to greek concerns. Inaccurate with many mistakes.

Prompt online-translator is not always working but it makes the best or the most correct translations of any language it offers. I m looking for another one like that but not even one other translator can reach that level of correct translation

Good tool language wise but screen is stuffy. - rednbluearmy

5 Free Translation

@rednbluearmy I just want to add one more tool in the list. Can you please let me know how can I add the tool.

I happy becouse I have one

Free online translator website without adds.

We are sending your letter dated 23.07.2013 and replying the same as stated.

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6 Freetranslations.org

Wonderful!

This is a great online translation site which I have ever visited. What is more, no any adds on this site. I am sure that at least 4 out 5 will vote on this site, if they give it a try to use it.

liked it.

Voice translation sounds great indeed.

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7 Reverso

Does not correctly translate english to spanish

but better and more appealing than google translate - ronluna

CPU hog on my linux older machine. Couldn't use it

Reverse is good because it can translate any language to the other

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8 SDL

International company offer free translations; also includes website translator. - rednbluearmy

Really nice. love your website. keep it up. you've got my vote 100%

Comparing a paragraph translation from Portuguese to English made by three software, SDL was the best.

Best with technical translation - only one that knew the Finnish word for suspended sealing!

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9 ConveyThis

Best free translation widget. Period.

This one is the best of the most appealing and useful translation tools in the internet. You can embed them to your own website. There are lots of choices in the design of your button. Take a look and see why that tool is indeed the best among the best translation tool ever created in the internet. - ronluna

Paras käännös suomenkieleen tästä lauseesta :

"It's rare to meet someone with a mind just as beautiful as their face."

10 DeepL Translator

By far the best

It gives accurate transaltion. No need to do a lot of fixing, the terminology is also accurate. It really sounds great and quick

Best way to get alternative ways in translations!

Best!

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The Contenders

11 Linguee.com

Gives context, examples of usage and pronunciation. One of the best if not the best out there!

I'm using Linguee every time I can't choose the right translation with normal online dictionaries. Linguee gives a context, which is perfect to avoid any mistake in your translation. You don't always have the proper word you looked for, but there are always results.

I use this daily for my translations from French to English. Shows the words/phrases in context.

I highly recommend it!

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12 WordReference.com

Great for nuance.

Eh, that's what my French teacher makes me use.

Some very wordy people on this site. Has helped me out a lot

It's one of the best translators, plus there's a forum included that people can use to ask for a complex translation, really good

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13 Power Translator World 15
14 Ingilizceturkce.gen.tr

This is the most popular online translator website in Turkey. I suggest you should add it to your list.

Great site. I though it was in Turkish at first sight, but then I realised that it also has English version, which is fantastic and great to use.

A great website indeed.

15 Ginger Translator

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16 Traddukah
17 BabelXL
18 Babylon-Software

I'm surprised this hasn't come up yet.
babylon is the leading online translation software in the market as of today
and can translate from over 70+ languages in a matter of seconds!
When you have a software like this for free its really silly using anything else

19 Mymemory.translated.net

MyMemory claims to be the largest "Translation Memory", which is a database that stores "segments", which can be sentences, paragraphs or sentence-like units (headings, titles or elements in a list) that have previously been translated, in order to aid human translators, and I think they're telling the truth.

The site is extremely simple to use with the standard looking translate button that most sites use. It has nearly Every language, if not all, to choose from when translating. You can translate to and from Any languages.

When you translate, it goes to another page where you are given 2 possible types of results.
The first is called "Machine" translation, which I find is more accurate most of the time.

The second is "Human Contribution", which gives many additional results in addition to your translation. It breaks down and gives the translation for every word in the translated sentence. It also shows possible alternate ...more

20 Tomedes

24/7 Customer Support

Provides extremely fast human translations into over 50 languages

21 Yandex Translator

Being a Russian site, this should be the best Russian translation service. I have also found it translates Eastern European languages well too.

I am loving this translator so far

22 TranslateDict.com

Voice translator sounds great!

Free text and voice translation site in 51 languages.

23 IATE (Inter-Active Terminology for Europe)

Most reliable European terminology search engine.
IATE Inter Active Terminology for Europe is the EU's inter institutional terminology database. IATE has been used in the EU institutions and agencies since summer 2004 for the collection, dissemination and shared management of EU specific terminology.

24 Yamtoo.com

The Best Free Website Translator (it uses Google Translator)

I use this to translate Websites, it's very easy!

25 SpanishDict

The Best Spanish Translator and Dict

26 SpanishEnglish.com

It is a online translation site for free, which is not only for Spanish translation, but also more than 50 languages.

27 Cloudwords

Hi there

We just released our Free version of our Enterprise Translation Automation Platform.

We hope folks review it for inclusion in this list.

Cloudwords is free for a customer to use for up to three languages in 5 concurrent projects at time. Included with Cloudwords free edition, there is a choice of integrations with Marketing Automation (Marketo, Eloqua, SFMC, etc), Content Management (Wordpress, Drupal, etc) or product content (Github, Subversion, etc) that automatically interface with existing tools.

By using Cloudwords, a customer can choose free or low cost Machine translation or go to Language Service Providers in our marketplace to receive 'bids' on the work to be translated and then choose the best price/package.

Cloudwords customers have experienced 60% reduction in translation cycle time and over 50% reduction in translation costs.

28 British National Corpus (BNC)

"The British National Corpus (BNC) is a 100 million word collection of samples of written and spoken language from a wide range of sources, designed to represent a wide cross-section of British English, both spoken and written, from the late twentieth century.
You can search for a single word or a phrase, restrict searches by part of speech, search in parts of the corpus only, and much more. This is a link to the simple search facility hosted by the British Library" (http://www.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/)

29 Phrase

A strong translation management platform with lots of features for quite a straightforward web and app localization.

30 Boostingo
31 Translation Guide

Does the job but the interface is not very appealing. - rednbluearmy

Shrek approves of this translator.

32 HandyTranslator

Human machine translation with translation memory and glossaries options. The program features a graphical user interface that can be located anywhere on the screen side by side with the text being translated. Both the translation memories and the glossaries are bi-directional (For example: they can be used in English-French and French-English translation). Both are text files that can be easily edited using any word processing tool (Notepad, MS Excel, MS Word, etc. ) Features also including importing SDL TRADOS translation memories (TMX and Workbench-exported translation memories) and WordFast TM's. Extra features include aligning previous translations, etc. - ammokhtar

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34 TalkingTranslator for Android Phones

This is a free app that I made and use at different areas. I can see it's not the best but the translator is powered by Yandex and uses Google speech to speak the translated text.

35 Wanslate

The Wikipedia translator -- very useful for technical translations. Harnesses the vast amount of cross-lingual information on Wikipedia and Wiktionary, and present it in a neat, time-saving way. Simple user interface. Built for translators, by a translator, but is a generic tool for anyone who wonders what a word or phrase means, which language it is and what it is in other languages. All Wikipedia languages (currently 292).

36 Spanishto-english.com

Instant Spanish to English translation. Daily vocabulary and grammar lessons

Instant Spanish to English translation. Daily vocabulary and grammar lessons.
Spanish to English - ryanhall

37 Rian

Great replacement for Trados and memsource.

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