Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
0
Translators vs. Dictionaries
Translators vs. Dictionaries
Translators vs. Dictionaries
Translators vs. Dictionaries
Translators vs. Dictionaries
Translators vs. Dictionaries
Translators vs. Dictionaries
Translators vs. Dictionaries
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Translators vs. Dictionaries

674

Published on

Explore the differences between a translator and dictionary.

Explore the differences between a translator and dictionary.

Published in: Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
674
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
9
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Translators vs. Dictionaries Stephanie Gutshall Spring 2011 - EDIM 510
  • 2. When to use… <ul><li>Use a translator to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate with non-native English speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Translate short, simple sentences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use a dictionary to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate with non-native English speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Translate individual words </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. <ul><li>Translators are not always reliable . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you want me to hand in the homework? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Correct Spanish : ¿Quieres que entegue la tarea? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google : Qué quieres que haga entrega de la tarea. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I am 10 years old. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Correct Spanish : Tengo diez años. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Babel fish : Soy diez años. </li></ul></ul></ul>Evidence of Unreliability
  • 4. Power of a Dictionary <ul><li>Dictionaries put you in control. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online ( http://wordreference.com ) or paperback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See all related options of one definition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose the most accurate translation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many include a conjugation tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If not, conjugate verbs at http://verbix.com </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. Recommendations <ul><li>If you have no prior knowledge… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use simple sentences in a translator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check translations with a dictionary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask a native speaker or language teacher! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you have some prior knowledge… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid translators if possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use dictionaries and conjugation tools </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Online Dictionary – How To <ul><li>Pay attention to word order! </li></ul><ul><li>For most languages… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look up words individually. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nouns and adjectives must match form. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look up infinitive of verb (to … ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conjugate verb (Use conjugation tool) </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. The Bottom Line <ul><li>Translators will get your point across. </li></ul><ul><li>But they are not always accurate. </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries are more reliable. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider your options! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your best source: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Someone who knows the language! </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. References <ul><li>Yahoo Babel Fish translator – http://babelfish.yahoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Google translator – http://translate.google.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Word reference online dictionary - http://wordreference.com </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionary picture - http://www.flickr.com/photos/jvk/19894053/ </li></ul><ul><li>Sign picture - http://www.flickr.com/photos/markjtaylor/2460099436/ </li></ul><ul><li>Language screen - http://www.flickr.com/photos/panapp/3418210108/ </li></ul><ul><li>Conjugation picture - http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/5008037122/ </li></ul><ul><li>Group of people/Spanish students - http://www.flickr.com/photos/zadorspain/2264134784/ </li></ul>

×