Caveat emptor is Latin for "Let the buyer beware" and certainly applies to "free" translation.

However, there is a time and place when using a free translation tool may be appropriate.

Read on!

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A free translation is a translation that reproduces the general meaning of the original text. It may or may not closely follow the form or organization of the original.  -- LinguaLinks Library

Free Translations and Free Translation Tools

Perhaps the most popular Translation tool in existence today is the Google Translate tool. (See link(s) on the left side of this page).  This tool is both useful and well-known.

There are also other tools ranging in size and scope from mobile apps to dedicated websites to installable software.  However, as with most things free, be aware that these come with NO implied warranty or guaranty.  These are best used for quick phrases or some rudimentary translations.

We have provided a few of the more popular free translators on the link section to the left.

If you are a business looking to ensure that your materials are translated accurately then you need to use a company like ours.  We look forward to hearing from you!