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Can I use Google Translate ?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by daigia123, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. daigia123

    daigia123 Regular Member

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    Hi everyone
    My language is not English. So can I use google translate to make articles in english ?
    Is it safe with google ?
    Thanks,
     
  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Any articles you create or translate using Google Translate will sound odd to anyone who speaks English, even if they'e grammatically correct.

    Take this Russian phrase by Zinaida Gippius I used in Google Translate as an example:
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    The English translation should read, "If you need to explain, then it is not necessary to explain", but that's not the only issue here. That sentence will sound oracular to most English speakers, so unless you're writing an article that provides words of wisdom, the tone may not fit the rest of the article.

    You'll also have an issue with spelling. You see, if you translate a word that happens to have a spelling variant, you'll need to know which variant to use. An example of this would be colour vs colour. So if you're writing an article for a US audience, you'll need to use "color", but if your audience is from the UK, you'll need to use "colour". If you use the wrong one, your audience will assume you're misspelling the word.
     
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    knowing25 Elite Member

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    Yes you can use google translate and yes it is safe.
     
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  4. vitarank

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    You may, but the translation won't be accurate. You still have to make some changes. @Zwielicht pretty much gave an in depth explanation :)
     
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    Google translate has one of the worst translation service on the internet.
     
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    I would suggest you look for a few articles online that are relating to whatever you want to write about in your article. Cut them in pieces, add a little of your own knowledge in it and use a little google translator. Never copy and use 100% the same sentences otherwise Google won't like this.

    This will help to get better and accurate articles and texts. Also, you are learning faster this way. Neither is English my personal language :)

    And install "Grammarly" plugin in your browser (I use Google chrome). It doesn't autocorrect but helps you to avoid grammar- and spelling mistakes.
     
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    you not can use translate google for article for google.
    PS: Translated via Google Translate
    #Irony
     
  8. Twynne

    Twynne Junior Member

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    I wouldn't unless you want to go through the translation and make A LOT of changes. The translation is going to be all over the place. Good luck!
     
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    Yes you can but it wicks.
     
  10. rocketman

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    I suggest Freetranslator.com. This tool has extra features like : You can upload .doc file to translate whole files.
     
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    yes google translator is safe you can use it.
     
  13. daigia123

    daigia123 Regular Member

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    Thank you. I see many replies here and maybe google is not good enough. But my buddget is small, google translate is my final choice. Can I incrase traffic fast with google translate ? Anyone tried it ?
     
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    Yes you can. After you translate the articles rewrite them a bit to make them readable, that way they won't be backwards translatable.
     
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    Alexis Gil Registered Member

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    As it was written before it is not recommended to translate the whole article. You can translate separate words and compose sentences by your own. In other case they can sounds strange for the native-speaking people.
     
  16. wojteq171

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    Google translate is not intuitive
     
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    there should be service which gives good grammattical translation
     
  18. bloodytoilet

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    Definitely not for the whole article.. grammar and punctuation would probably end up wrong.
     
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    You can certainly use Translate but its not the best option to be honest. Suggest you find a translator to do this properly.
     
  20. Hamming

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    use Bing translator.