Free Online Translations

There are a number of free online translators which translate from English to Ukrainian or Polish and vice versa. The best known is “Google’s Language Tools.”

To test each online translator, I used to following English sentences to see how they translated into Ukrainian. “Hello! My name is Jim and I am very pleased to meet you. I’m from Toronto, which is in Canada”.

Then I took the resultant Ukrainian sentences to see how they translated back into English. The differences are highlighted.

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GOOGLE TRANSLATE at: http://translate.google.com/

Google Translate has supported 54 languages up till now. You can enter text or a webpage URL, or even upload a document, Google Translate can do the rest, but it won’t auto-detect your input text until you select Translate from Detect language. It is the best known online translation

Google—English into Ukrainian
Доброго дня! Мене звуть Джим, і я дуже радий зустрітися з вами. Я з Торонто, який знаходиться в Канаді.

Ukrainian translated back into English

Hello! My name is Jim and I am very pleased to meet you. I’m from Toronto, which is located in Canada.

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WINDOWS LIVE TRANSLATOR at http://www.bing.com/translator/

Windows Live Translatoris is the name of Microsoft’s new free service (currently in beta) which lets you translate text from English to 43 other languages, including Ukrainian, Polish, Dutch, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian, and vice versa in some cases. You can either have a text of up to 500 words translated or you can translate an entire web page.

WINDOWS LIVE TRANSLATOR—English into Ukrainian

Вітаю! Мене звати Джім, і я дуже радий зустрітися з вами. Я з Торонто, який знаходиться в Канаді
Ukrainian translated back into English

Congratulations! My name is Jim and I’m very happy to meet with you. I am from Toronto, which is located in Canada

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ParaLink at http://translation2.paralink.com/,

ParaLink—English into Ukrainian
Привіт! Моя назва Jim та я одержую дуже задоволення щоб зустріти вас. Я є з Торонто, котрий є у Канаді

Ukrainian translated back into English
Hello! My name Jim and I receive very satisfaction in order to meet you. YAEZ oronto which is in Canada

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Reference.com at http://translate.reference.com/,

Reference.com—English into Ukrainian
Привіт! Моя назва Jim та я одержую дуже задоволення щоб зустріти вас. Я є з Торонто, котрий є у Канаді

Ukrainian translated back into English
Hello! My name Jim and I receive very satisfaction in order to meet you. YAEZ oronto which is in Canada

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Tradukka at http://freenuts.com/translate-the-language-in-real-time-with-tradukka/

Tradukka is such a website from which you can translate the language in real time, your text will be translated while you are typing. Tradukka supports 52 languages, and lets you translate up to 5,000 characters at a time.

Tradukka—English into Ukrainian
Вітаю! Мене звати Джім, і я дуже радий зустрітися з вами. Im від Торонто, який знаходиться в Канаді

Ukrainian translated back into English
CONGRATULATIONS! MY NAME IS JIM AND I’M VERY HAPPY TO MEET WITH YOU. Im from Toronto, which is located in Canada

Better Results Needed

If you need better results use a human to perform the translations. Live translation can be costly, however, there are some who offer genealogy translation services free of charge.

With any free translation service, do not expect these volunteers to translate pages of documents free of charge. However, sending them a sentence or a paragraph should be acceptable. Requests to translate longer texts will probably be ignored or rejected.

Free, human translators can be found at:

Cucumis free online translation service at http://www.cucumis.org/translation_1_w/

Cucumis is based on the exchange of services for the benefit of all. To use the Cucumis services, you must be a registered member (Registration is free.). You gain points when you translate a text, and you need points to submit a text to be translated. However, even if you only speak one language, you can still earn points simply by signing up. Details are available at http://www.cucumis.org/translation_1_w/.

Freelang at http://www.freelang.net/translation/index.php

Freelang’s free Translation Help Service enables you to contact a translator and get some help to translate something you don’t understand. Hundreds of volunteers are available, offering translations in many languages. Free translations are limited to short and non-commercial texts. However, for longer documents or for commercial work, professional translators are available for a fee.

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