Translation Tool – Traduku Posted by Transparent Language on Oct 28, 2009 in Esperanto Language
Since I’m usually averse to Internet translations, I’ve been somewhat reluctant to mention a tool called Traduku. If you’ve ever had experience with Babelfish, it functions much like the (in)famous web translator. Insert some text, or a URL, into the appropriate field, click a button for the desired language, and check the results. The page where it translates for you has a neat feature where you can run your mouse over the given text for a list of synonyms or other possible translations.
After playing with a few sentences, I’m not entirely disappointed with Traduku. Like all translation tools, however, I strongly caution you to proofread what it gives you…Who knows what its algorithm might be giving you! Here are a few sample translations of sentences I tried, so you can judge for yourself. Of course, a firsthand check might be the best course of action!
“I doubt that this works.” – “Mi dubas ke ĉi tiu labor.” (Probably should be “laboras,” or “laborus.”)
“Do you mind if I test?” – “Ĉu vi permes-as, ke mi ..u testas?” (Interesting hyphenation there.)
“Splendid.” – “Grandioza.” (One-word translations seem more reliable.)
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