Answered By: APUS Librarians
Last Updated: May 30, 2024     Views: 7

There are many free tools that can translate blocks of text (or even entire documents) into another language.  If you’re learning a new language, you can use them to check your written or spoken phrases.  Or, if you’re trying to read or listen to information in a language you don’t know well, ask the tool to translate it for you.  Remember, though, that no translation tool is perfectly fluent in any language – and all may struggle with the technical or advanced terminology in textbooks or peer-reviewed articles.

A few examples are linked below, but you can find others by searching the web for free language translation tools (or something similar).  Keep in mind that many of these applications offer limited services for free, and may prompt you to subscribe for more features.

Selected free translation tools:

If you are studying languages, the library also offers language courses through Pronunciator.  Find it in the library's RESOURCES menu. 

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