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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Help in buying from abroad.
Dear Amazonians, I have been asked to give a review of this product. Please bear in mind this is MY opinion, so take from it what you will.
I buy DVDs and CDs from all the countries where Amazon has an overseas office so I thought this software would be of great value as I only have very little knowledge of some of the languages required. It is also very cheap in...
Published on 1 Mar 2009 by I. J. Mcwhinnie

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some experience necessary
OK,Systrans it isn't,but it is a useful tool PROVIDING YOU ALREADY HAVE A BASIC KNOWLEDGE of the language in question.Like all translation software it also requires the user to think carefully about what they actually want to say - for example,a football MATCH must be described as a GAME,otherwise it will be translated as 'match' as in 'to light fires'.If you have that...
Published on 23 Jun 2006 by Angleterre


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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some experience necessary, 23 Jun 2006
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This review is from: Language Translator - Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese & English (Video Game)
OK,Systrans it isn't,but it is a useful tool PROVIDING YOU ALREADY HAVE A BASIC KNOWLEDGE of the language in question.Like all translation software it also requires the user to think carefully about what they actually want to say - for example,a football MATCH must be described as a GAME,otherwise it will be translated as 'match' as in 'to light fires'.If you have that basic knowledge of the language then you will spot errors like that.So,useful - but use with caution!
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I'm very dissapointed, 15 April 2006
This review is from: Language Translator - Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese & English (Video Game)
In the manufacturer's description says:"Language Translator provides quick and easy translations in Spanish, French, German, English, Italian and Portuguese" but it's only from Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese TO ENGLISH, and FROM ENGLISH TO the other 5 languages.

In the manufacturer's description also says:"Language Translator is a full-blown machine translation tool. Unlike some 'translation' programs, Language Translator doesn't just replace individual words; instead it breaks down complex sentence structures, identifies parts of speech, resolves ambiguities and synthesizes the information into the components and structures of the new language."

This program translate word by word, doesn't "break down complex sentence structures", doesn't "identifie parts of speech" and doesn't "resolves ambiguities and synthesizes the information into the components and structures of the new language."

I need a transaltor because I don't know the other languages, and the program only works in Spanish or English. Do I have to know another languages to work with a translator????

I'm very dissapointed, and this item, in my opinion, got very negative mark!
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Translator???, 14 Mar 2006
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This review is from: Language Translator - Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese & English (Video Game)
If you need to translate "yes" from French to English this software is for you, however if you need to translate something more complicated I would look elsewhere. I used it to translate a short e-mail from French to English and couldn't stop laughing at the result. As for Web pages, forget it. Nice gimmick.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A useful tool for certain applications, 12 Jan 2007
This review is from: Language Translator - Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese & English (Video Game)
This product can be a useful tool if your expectations are realistic. If you're expecting it to translate a letter you've just written (or received), I would say forget it. The product doesn't handle grammar and its choice of words often fails to fit the particular context. However, where this product comes into its own is translating large files, texts from the internet or other documents very quickly in order to get the gist of what the document is saying. It can help you focus in on the bits that are relevant to you, so that you only end up reaching for the dictionary for the last 20% of the document... but you will need to reach for the dictionary at some point! It's useful to quickly filter out irrelevant text written in a foreign language, but be warned that you may also filter out important text. In summary, it's a useful tool for certain applications, but definitely a hammer rather than a scalpel.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Help in buying from abroad., 1 Mar 2009
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I. J. Mcwhinnie "IJM" (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Language Translator - Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese & English (Video Game)
Dear Amazonians, I have been asked to give a review of this product. Please bear in mind this is MY opinion, so take from it what you will.
I buy DVDs and CDs from all the countries where Amazon has an overseas office so I thought this software would be of great value as I only have very little knowledge of some of the languages required. It is also very cheap in cost but not in content. First you pick the country you wish to buy from, Lets say Germany, Now choose English to German. Then type what you need to say in English and then press a button and hey presto the translation come up in German. It must be said that the translations are not perfect and some can be rather funny, but it does give an idea of what has been presented to you in German, or any other of the languages you need to use. Take this small test. First choose one of Amazons overseas office, Type in a request for a DVD from perhaps France. Yes they have the DVD you want but what are all those foreign words and how do you buy that DVD?. Run the mouse over a paragraph and select and copy the paragraph, Paste into the LANGUAGE TRANSLATOR and away you go . I am not much good at posting a review but at the end of all this work all I can say is that I am glad I purchased this product IJM
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3.0 out of 5 stars Partially helpful language translator, 28 Jan 2010
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As language translators go, this one is average.

It does not integrate with Wordperfect 4, Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel and is basically a stand-alone piece of software.
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