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1. The best sites to translate documents for free
1.1. 1. TranslaDocs: Online translation of document
1.2. 2. DeepL: possibly the best site for translating documents
DocTranslator. Online translator for Word, PDF, PowerPoint, etc. documents. Unlimited.
Collins dictionary translator.
1.5. 5. Grammarly
1.6. 6. Linguee
1.7. Free translation or professional translation?
It is fascinating to see how other languages influence our own. With the millennial generation, we have discovered that we no longer have a platonic love, but a crush. Now, instead of a milkshake, we drink smoothies, and instead of registering we check-in. But even though it seems that everyone is fluent in other languages, the truth is that automatic translation engines are used more and more frequently.
It happens quite often. We need to translate a text and the question arises: which website will be the best to translate a document for free? If this has also happened to you and you have arrived here, it is best that you continue reading because we are going to tell you which are the best websites to translate your documents.
TranslaDocs is the best known. Besides being free and instantaneous, it translates from Spanish to more than 100 languages and vice versa. It is a very good option for those who are looking for a cheap translation, although we must be careful with the meaning of the words, as it is still not very accurate.
One of its best qualities is, without a doubt, that you can listen to the pronunciation of the words in the desired language.
On the other hand, being so famous, the advantage is that we can find other websites that use the Google translator, but adding an improvement. This is what happens with DocTanslator, once it has translated the text, it puts it back without losing the format or the style it had previously. In point 3 I explain more about this translator.
DeepL is one of the automatic translation engines we like the most. It is a service launched by the team that created Linguee, another site we will talk about later. This site allows translation into 9 languages with 72 language combinations. It is quite accurate with the meaning of the words and can help you translate a document for free and fast. Of course, the document must be in Word or PPTX format. If you need to translate a PDF, here is a link to the blog on how to translate a PDF for free.
The great advantage of DocTranslator is that it supports many formats: .doc, .docx, .odf, .pdf, .ppt, .pptx, .ps, .rtf, .txt, .xls, and .xlsx. In addition, it is free and unlimited. The translation quality is lower than DeepL, but if you are looking for a free option to translate a large volume of text, this is the translator for you.
The Collins dictionary website can help you identify which word is the most appropriate in another language based on its usage. It also allows you to translate entire documents. It is important to note that this translator has more than 30 languages, although it is perhaps not as well known as the previous ones.
Another very useful tool that can help you with your translations is Grammarly. This page is aimed at those documents that, once translated, need a second revision. It helps you avoid mistakes that you might have missed. Who hasn’t forgotten to add an “s” to the third person singular when the verb is in the present tense? To avoid such mistakes, the best thing to do is to make sure that everything fits grammatically.
Another advantage of Grammarly is that you can add it for free to your Chrome browser and it will be useful in countless tasks.
Linguee is not an ordinary document translator. Rather, it is a free multilingual online dictionary. What makes it different from the rest is that it incorporates a search engine that provides access to a large number of similar phrases from documents published online. This way, by comparing for yourself their usage and the meaning you want to give to them, you can choose the one that best suits your translation.
Finally, another website similar to Linguee is WordReference. This one focuses more on the comparison of words, while Linguee focuses on sentences and, therefore, we will be able to better understand the context.
Several websites can be used to translate a document cheaply. We have highlighted the ones we have found most relevant, but there are many more. If you use one that you particularly like, please share it in the comments.
Even so, we want to emphasize that the use of an automatic translation system or a professional translator depends on the purpose of your texts.
Although there are already plenty of resources to translate a document for free, if you need a publishable quality translation or to attract clients, the best option is to contact a professional translator.
This will avoid misunderstandings and build trust with your readers and customers. A poor-quality translation can damage your image and reputation. Go for the option that will help you grow safely.
And if you are interested in knowing how much a translation costs, we leave you with this blog artic