English to Chinese Translation Software: Chinese English Free Translation Tool
Looking for free Chinese translation software? Here’s a Chinese English free translation tool for you. But did you know that there is a right and wrong way to use free online translators? Read on for important advice. At the bottom of the page, you'll also find links to information about professional translation services, including a pricing guide.
Caution: When not to use a free language translator
Any automatic translator should be used with caution. You can use it as a dictionary, or for your own general understanding of something you are reading in Chinese. However, you are taking a risk if you use a free language translator for communicating with other people or for anything important. For example, it is very risky to use a machine to translate a letter to a client or an article for your website. You could end up sounding silly, not making sense, or even saying something different from what you meant.
Why Chinese translation software is not reliable
An automatic translator is like an advanced dictionary. It can take a word in English and match it to a word in Chinese. But it can't think about those words. It doesn't know what they're talking about. Often, there are two possible translations for a word. Think of the word "arms." It can mean the body parts that hang from your shoulders. Or it can mean weapons. Each possibility can be a totally different translation in another language. If the machine translator makes the wrong choice, you can see how the translation can go very wrong.
Why we love Chinese translation software anyway
Machine translators are wonderful tools. Many of them, like the one on this page, are free. There is no faster or more convenient way to get a rough translation from Chinese. You can translate a whole website in just a few moments! It's only important to keep in mind the limitation of these tools and use with caution.
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