Linguee.com – A Search Engine For Translated Texts
Linguee is a flexible resource that hopes to take online translation one step above and beyond. What the site does is to combine machine translation (a la Google Translate) with human input in order to let you find equivalents that are grammatically correct, and that also respect the intrinsic nuances of every language.
When looking anything up, you will be presented not only with dictionary entries but also with texts that have been translated by language professional. This is not hard to do because most international organizations such as the United Nations and the European Union publish translated texts online. These are found by Liguee, and presented back to the one who executed the search.
Currently, the following languages are supported: English, Spanish, German, French and Portuguese. When translating anything on the site, you will choose the source and target languages from any of these.
From the above, it is clear that this site is on its way to become something akin to a true translation search engine. How fast it will get there depends on how frequently new languages are added – the site does what it claims to do very well already.
Linguee.com In Their Own Words
“The Web as a dictionary.”
Why Linguee.com It Might Be A Killer
It turns the WWW into a powerful translation tool bar none. The way it mixes dictionary entries with human work is superb.