Links: Translation

Most of the sites listed on this page provide free online translation of text and/or webpages between a number of different languages.

Name translations and transliterations | Free translation | Multilingual translators | Bilingual translators | Find a translator | Translation-related articles | Translation blogs | Electronic dictionaries and translators

Lost In Translation Agency Game by Copypanthers
http://www.copypanthers.com/lost-in-translation-agency


Name translations and transliterations

These are websites offering translation and/or transliteration of names, words and phrases in a variety of languages and writing systems.

Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Hindi, Gujarati, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Thai
http://www.tattoos-by-design.co.uk

Tibetan
http://www.inkessential.com
http://www.tibetan-calligraphy.com

Information about Tibetan | Tibetan phrases | Tower of Babel in Tibetan | Tibetan learning materials

Elvish / Tengwar
Translations into Elvish (Quenya/Sindarin) and transliterations into Tengwar
http://www.starchamber.com/paracelsus/elvish/elvish-in-ten-minutes.html
http://forums.theonering.com/viewforum.php?f=8

Cirth | Sarati | Tengwar, Quenya & Sindarin) | Uruk Runes | Tolkien-related links | Books about Tolkien's invented languages | Tolkien's books in various languages

Chinese
http://www.mandarintools.com/chinesename.html
http://www.transname.com
http://www.char4u.com
http://www.asianbrushart.com
http://www.chinese-tools.com/names
http://www.chinesenames.org

Information about Mandarin | Mandarin phrases | Mandarin links | My Mandarin learning experiences | Mandarin learning materials

Japanese
http://japanese.about.com/bl50kanji.htm

Japanese language | Written Japanese | Hiragana | Katakana | Kanji | Rōmaji | Phrases | Numbers | Colours | Tower of Babel | Japanese links | Learning materials | My Japanese learning experiences

WikiTranslation, where you can request a translation from the community, or help other members by translating their requests

Mongolian (traditional script)
http://www.linguamongolia.com/tran1.html

Information about Mongolian | Mongolian phrases | Tower of Babel in Mongolian | Mongolian learning materials

Irish & Scottish Gaelic
http://www.irishgaelictranslator.com/translation/

Information about Scottish Gaelic | Phrases | Numbers | Kinship terms | Tower of Babel | Songs | Links | My Gaelic learning experiences | Learning materials

Russian
http://www.russian-translation-pros.com/free-russian-translation-service.html

Information about Russian | Russian phrases | Russian idioms | Tower of Babel in Russian | Russian links | My Russian learning experiences | Russian learning materials

Amharic
http://www.amhariconline.com/shop.html

Information about Amharic | Amharic phrases | Tower of Babel in Amharic | Amharic learning materials

Ancient Greek
http://www.translatum.gr/forum/index.php/board,14.0.html

Information about Greek | Modern Greek phrases | Ancient Greek phrases | Tower of Babel in Modern Greek | Tower of Babel in Ancient Greek | Greek links | Greek learning materials | Books about the Greek alphabet

Latin
http://latinforum.org

WikiTranslation, where you can request a translation from the community, or help other members by translating their requests

Information about the Latin alphabet | Information about the Latin language | Latin phrases | Tower of Babel in Latin | Latin learning materials

Arabic - free translation of names and phrases into Arabic
http://arabic.speak7.com/learn_arabic.htm

Information about Arabic | Phrases in Arabic | Tower of Babel in Arabic | Arabic links | Arabic learning materials | Books about the Arabic script | Arabic electronic dictionaries and translators

Tagalog/Baybayin
http://www.eaglescorner.com/baybayin/baybayin.html

Information about Tagalog | Tagalog phrases | Numbers in Tagalog | Tower of Babel in Tagalog | Tagalog learning materials

Please note: some sites have a policy of not providing translations intended for tattoos.

Online dictionaries | Electronic dictionaries and translators

Byvox, professional online translation and interpretation via app, web and mobile


Free translation

Websites where you can obtain free or low-cost translations.

Free translation by humans
http://www.freelang.net/translation/
http://ackuna.com/
http://wikitranslation.org

linguae professional translations

Free Translation Forums
http://help.berberber.com/free-translation-forums/
http://www.oasisllc.com/transtrad/forum.htm

myGengo - Simple, low-cost human translation
http://mygengo.com

Linguosoft

Translation software, handheld translators and other translation products
http://www.ectaco-store.com


Multilingual translators

Please note

Online translation sites enable you to understand the gist of a piece of foreign text or website, but are not entirely accurate or reliable and are no substitute for a human translator. For an illustration of this, see:

http://www.tashian.com/multibabel/

Free online translation between many languages

http://www.worldlingo.com/en/websites/url_translator.html
http://www.behnevis.com/translate.html
http://www.translendium.com
http://www.reverso.net
http://hablaa.com/
http://www.translate.ru/eng/erre.asp
http://www.cucumis.org
http://www.langdy.com/dacc_g.htm
http://www.asiatranslate.net/free-translation.html
http://www.gts-translation.com/freetranslation.asp
http://www.pollyglotto.com
http://prekladac.net
http://www.bubblestrans.com/english/translator.html
http://www.apertium.org
http://www.tolingo.com/pages/free/website_translation.php
http://www.tolingo.com/pages/free/text_translation.php
http://tr.voila.fr
http://www.bablefishfx.com
http://www.babilon-translator.com/altavista-babelfish-translation/
http://www.freetranslations.org
http://howtosay.org
http://www.prevodachbg.com/en/
http://www.spanishenglish.com
http://www.ingilizceturkce.gen.tr

Free Website Localization

A collaborative translation project to help webmasters get free multilingual versions of their web sites: http://www.freelocalization.com

Apex translations

Document and website translation services in more than 120 languages
http://www.apex-translations.com

WikiTranslation, where you can request a translation from the community, or help other members by translating their requests

İngilizce-Türkçe Çeviri

Online translation between 35 languages

Prestige Network free resources (Multilingual Appointment Card and Language ID Card)
http://www.prestigenetwork.co.uk/translation/freerscr/index.htm

How To Translate PDF Files to Different Languages for free
http://www.pdfconverter.com/resources/blog/how-to-translate-pdf-files-to-different-languages-free

Translation Directory

One of the most trusted directories of translation related sites in Internet. Translation Trusted Directory is a high quality human edited directory of the best web resources cataloged in an intuitive and easy way to find: http://translation.trusted-directory.com

linguae professional translations

English 'Dialect' Translators
http://www.whoohoo.co.uk (Scouse, Geordie, Cockney, Brummie, etc.)
http://www.stokeferry.com/visitor/broadnorfolk (Board Norfolk)
http://www.geordie.org.uk (Geordie)
http://www.topfun.co.uk/babelsheep (Cumbrian)
http://www.tuco.de/home/jschef.htm (Swedish Chef)
http://www.talklikeapirate.com/translator.htm (Pirate)
http://www.rinkworks.com/dialect (Redneck, Elmer Fudd, Pig Latin, etc.)

Linguosoft

Translation software, handheld translators and other translation products
http://www.ectaco-store.com

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Bilingual translators

Arabic - English
http://tarjim.ajeeb.com/ajeeb
http://www.almisbar.com/salam_trans.html

Catalan
http://www.translendium.com
http://www.internostrum.com/welcome.php

Chinese - English
http://www.readworld.com/tran

TransName.com - have your name or other words or phrases translated into Chinese
http://www.transname.com

English - Indonesian
http://www.toggletext.com

Polish - English
http://www.poltran.com

Persian (Farsi) - English
http://www.parstranslator.com

English - Spanish
http://www.lingo24.com/contextrans-spanish-english-translation-service.html
http://www.lingo24.com/contextrans-english-spanish-translation-service.html
http://www.english-spanish-translations.com/free-translation/translate-phrase.htm
http://www.spanishdict.com

Translation Software, Dictionary, Spellchecker,...

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Find a translator

Translator forums and databases of translators
http://www.proz.com
http://www.translatorsbase.com
http://www.babelport.com
http://www.translatorscenter.com
http://www.translatorpub.com

FreelancerSupport - lists translation jobs and has other resoures for translators
http://www.freelancersupport.com

linguae professional translations

Translation School: Worldwide translation schools directory
http://www.translationschools.org

Carrie Booth - French to English translation services
http://www.thetranslationbooth.co.uk

English-German translation help service
http://english-german-translation.info/translation-help-we-help-out-translators-in-emergencies/

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Translation-related articles

Articles about translation, typesetting and related topics
http://www.wintranslation.com/article_centre.html

Articles about translation, language, etc.
http://patenttranslators.com/articles.htm

Articles about translating, interpreting and web globalization
http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/translation/articles.html

Articles about translation, localisation and language learning
http://www.lexicool.com/articles.asp

Translation Journal - A Publication for Translators by Translators about Translators and Translation: http://www.accurapid.com/journal/

Better Languages Translation News
http://www.betterlanguages.com/news/

Translation White Papers
http://www.wintranslation.com/translation-white-papers/

Translation Industry Articles by SureLanguages
http://www.sure-languages.com/en/articles/

How to Translate PDF Documents Without Learning Another Language
http://www.investintech.com/resources/blog/archives/2640-how-to-translate-pdf-documents-without-learning-another-language.html

How to become a translator
http://www.translatemedia.com/careers/how-to-become-a-translator/

Translation and language-related articles on Omniglot

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Foreign Language Translation Service


Blogs and translation and interpreting

http://www.becomeatranslator.com
http://www.nakedtranslations.com/en/blog.php
http://translationpost.com
http://brave-new-words.blogspot.com
http://coglanglab.blogspot.com
http://blog.web-translations.com
http://translation-blog.trustedtranslations.com
http://blog.worldlanguagecommunications.com
http://blog.multiling.com
http://transpanish.biz/translation_blog/
http://www.morningtrans.com/category/blog
http://www.tradetechtranslations.com/category/blog/
http://lexcode.com/blog/

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