Robotics in French

Hello, I am level 20 currently in French, and in a few months I will be attending a robotics competition with teams from all around the world, including French speaking countries. The last time I went (two years ago) I had trouble talking to some of the other teams because of the language barrier, does anyone have any recommendations on how I could learn some more French words that are specifically robotics related before I go this time?

February 18, 2018


What I do to familiarise myself with a new technical field: Read stuff about that field in my target language.

In my case, these are for example the websites of our customers and suppliers. Here I can see what terms they use, and how they put them together in sentences.

For you, this may be interesting: A Robotics event taking place in France. If you read the French version of this site, you will probably already learn something, and you can find additional links.

I hope this helps. :-)

February 18, 2018

I'll read the website for the competition then, thank you so much.

February 18, 2018

There are also specialized glossaries; for example this one (I searched for it by entering "robotics English French glossary" in the google search):

Or this one:

I don't know what your discussions will be about, but perhaps you can just browse through these and see if something looks like something you might say :-)

February 18, 2018

And this is an example of the type of additional module that we could spend lingots on. Highly specialized vocabulary that some will find interesting, but others won't.

I doubt my wife would be happy if I learned to flirt in French, so that's a specialized vocabulary.

February 18, 2018

You could have a look at this Swiss/French robot manufacturer's site, which is available in English and French:

February 22, 2018

For me, linguee is a trust-worthy translating website. Just write down the words you want to know, and linguee will translate them with a sentence context.

February 18, 2018

I also use Linguee. However, one has to be a little cautious because the texts are translations, and some of them are not very good (normally, however, these "uncertain" translations are marked by an alert triangle).

Whenever I find something in Linguee, I check it against other, monolingual, sources.

February 18, 2018
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