In this tutorial, I just want to share with you, the easiest way to read and write in English on the internet, using Google Translate. Actually, there are many tools and software to make translation and writing on the internet. Many are free, and some more you have to pay for it. Insya Allah, in the future, I will write more.
Introduction to Google Translate
Google Translate is an automatic translator – that is, it works without the intervention of human translators, using state-of-the-art technology instead. Most commercial machine-translation systems in use today have been developed using a rule-based approach, and require a lot of work to define vocabularies and grammars. Google Translate system takes a different approach; Google feed the computer billions of words of text, both monolingual text in the target language, and aligned text consisting of examples of human translations between the languages. Google then apply statistical learning techniques to build a translation model.
Google Translate currently supports translation between any of these 51 languages:
* Afrikaans * Albanian * Arabic * Belarusian * Bulgarian * Catalan * Chinese (Simplified)
* Chinese (Traditional) *Croatian * Czech * Danish * Dutch * English * Estonian
* Filipino * Finnish * French * Galician * German * Greek * Hebrew * Hindi
* Hungarian * Icelandic * Indonesian * Italian * Irish * Japanese * Korean * Latvian
* Lithuanian * Macedonian * Malay * Maltese * Norwegian * Persian* Polish
* Portuguese * Romanian * Russian * Serbian * Slovak * Slovenian * Spanish
* Swahili * Swedish * Thai * Turkish * Ukrainian * Vietnamese * Welsh * Yiddish
If you aren’t sure what language you’re attempting to translate, the ‘Detect language’ option can figure this out for you. The accuracy of the automatic language detection increases with the amount of text entered.
Using Google Translate for various purposes and functions:
You can use Google Translate to:
- Translate the whole page (web and blog) you read online. You can read Chinese web, even you don’t know even a word in Chinese.
- For eBayers. There are eBayers who don’t know even a word in French can make money on eBay French, using Google Transalte.
- I personally, using Google Translate to write in English. (I may need to edit it, sure..).
Guide to use Google Translate to read page (web and blog)
Let say, you want to read MBP blog in Malay. This is the only 2 Steps you need to do:
1. Paste the URL into the box at Google Translate.
2. Hit the [TRANSLATE] button.
Tadaa.. MBP blog then transform to Malay.
Guide to use Google Translate to translate text from English to Malay
In this tutorial I will show you how use Google Translate to translate text in English to Malay.
First, you open the Google Translate at http://translate.google.com/
(Google Translate at http://translate.google.com)
Set the text original language to be translated. In this tutorial, the text original language is [English].
Specify the language you want the text to be translated into. In this tutorial, the text to be translated into Bahasa Melayu [Malay].
Open the text you want to translate.
Highlight the text you want to translate. Then copy it.
Return to the Google Translate at http://translate.google.com/.
Paste the text to be translated into the box provided.
Then, press [Translate].
Within few seconds, your translation is ready. You can read directly in the Google Translate page, or you can copy the translation into Notepad to be saved or edited.
Hope that this tutorial are useful and helpful. Insya Allah, I am writing ‘The Islamic Guide To Step Into The New Year’ after this. I try so it can be published in early January, 2010.
Until we meet again, I pray, may Allah always love you and your family.
PS: Happy new year. It is not about the new year celebration, new year resolution, etc. It is about time.. Wal Ashr.
PS2: I suggest all muslimah to get a copy of Majalah ANIS-January 2010. There are many tips and guide for us to step into the new year.
(Majalah ANIS January 2010)