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    #1

    Greek into English

    Could you please tell me where I can find sites dictionaries forums that can help me translate certain expressions that we use in Greece into English.I've tried translatum systran google but they don't usually work...I don't get the exact meaning they just translate word by word not words into their content...

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    Re: Greek into English

    I've googled "Greek-English translation" and the first link (under the Google Translator, of course) is http://www.lexilogos.com/english/greek_translation.htm.

    Also, it would be a great idea if you started using punctuation in your posts. Reading the way you write isn't easy, and it's likely to make some members give up before giving you potentially valuable/useful answers.

    PS: I don't speak Greek, so I don't know whether the translator I found will be of any use to you, but it may be worth trying it.
    Last edited by charliedeut; 12-May-2016 at 17:51. Reason: Added PS
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    Re: Greek into English

    Translation sites generally only work well for direct word-to-word translations, and even then they're fraught with error.

    Certain expressions will never be translatable word for word - for example, an idiom by definition has a different meaning unrelated to the component words.

    The best approach is to translate idiomatically, which is something humans can do pretty well (assuming they're fluent in both target languages), but computers are still pretty bad at.

    Your best bet may be to try posting in some online forum, such as our own Other Languages sub-forum. There are of course numerous other similar forums on the Internet, but what you're asking is really a human job, not a computer job.
    Last edited by Skrej; 12-May-2016 at 19:51. Reason: typo
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