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    Why you shouldn't rely on online translators

    These days, you can get an instant online translation of any text you please. Indeed, some people rely on them to translate their websites into different languages without going to the expense of getting a professional translator.

    But computers are machines, and machines cannot think. This video explains why you shouldn't rely on computers to translate for you.

    Fun with Babel Fish


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    Re: Why you shouldn't rely on online translators

    Thank you from a human German-to-English translator!


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    Re: Why you shouldn't rely on online translators

    hahaha, great! I think I'll have some fun using this website with my colleagues from german section at the college I attend


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    Re: Why you shouldn't rely on online translators

    At best, these translators help you with the language. When I have a Japanese passage that needs translation, I can plug it into Babel Fish and get the general meaning when I'm stuck. From there, it's just a process of refining.

    I couldn't agree more: Rely on professional translators for a professional job.

    Even worse: Students who plug in a homework assignment or presentation into these online translators! Arrgghh!

    Chris Cotter
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