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What whole sentences translator to use?

Do you know any good whole sentences translator that is not that bad as google translator? (spanish to english) Thanks in advance!

8 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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Nope, in all the years I've been teaching and studying languages I've found a few good bilingual word dictionaries but absolutly no sentences translators that I could be sure would not make a mess out of sentences. Give up the idea and learn as Duo and other courses teach you. Each sentence is individual. Every language has a myriad of expressions that do not translate word for word which is all the translation sites can offer.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Heike333145
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I agree. I've tested quite a few of them, and all of them need some postediting. Sometimes the translation provided is so bad that it would have been better if I had translated the sentence right from the start.

So I would not recommend these tools for language learning. Their output can be very confusing.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elizadeux
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It's not a whole sentence translator, but I find that having a good dictionary program with example sentences and idiomatic expressions can be helpful. I like wordreference. For example: http://www.wordreference.com/es/en/translation.asp?spen=recorrido

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pv1204
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I use spanishdict.com. It will give you three different translations. Not perfect but acceptable. Try it and see what you think. Good luck!!

8 months ago
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