You can also translate web pages - just select the URL option and enter the address of the page to be translated.
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Having problems? Try breaking the text into smaller pieces and do a little at a time.
Some writing styles get much better results from machine translation software than others. Ideally you want to keep things as simple and unambiguous as possible. Pretending to write for a child can help.
- Reduce ambiguities. Computers don't understand context so often make mistakes if a word has multiple meanings or is slang.
- Use short sentences. Limit to one idea per sentence if possible.
- Be specific. Try replacing words like it and that with the thing you are talking about. "I stepped on it" would become, "I stepped on the mat".
- Spelling and grammar are important. Always run your text through a spell checker before translating it.
- Avoid abbreviations and acronyms. Say cannot rather than can't and it is rather than it's.
Please be aware that even the best machine translation software can only give a rough approximation.
For high quality translations, you will need a professional translation company.
Latin is probably the most interesting of the European languages. Formerly spoken in Ancient Rome and the Italian peninsula where much of our art, science and culture originated. This has resulted in many words, phrases and even grammar being passed to our modern times. Some would say it's a dead language, yet it's still taught in many schools and widely used by scholars and clergy. It's a good foundation that makes learning other subjects much easier.
Anything that's been around for a long time will have many variations, which can make translation difficult. Is it old, modern, classical, renaissance or even medieval? Most people will study just one variation or time period, but it's good to be aware of the full and rich heritage.
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