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What are the best linguistic tools to translate texts from French to English?

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What are the best linguistic tools to translate texts from French to English?

There are several French to English or English to French translation tools, but the best free language tools to translate long or short texts from French to English or from English to French are:

  1. Deep L
  2. Reverso
  3. Linguee
  4. Word Reference
  5. Google Translate
  6. Microsoft
  7. Translation

These linguistic tools are more and more essential, because we are regularly confronted with foreign languages, for this it is important to use sites with a reliable, efficient and fast translation.

What is the difference between an online translator and a dictionary?

A translator is used to translate a word, sentence or paragraph from one language to another, so you will not have a multiple translation but a word-to-word translation. However, some translators such as Google Translate and Deepl offer several meanings of the searched word.

An online dictionary does not allow you to translate an entire text or paragraph, but it gives access to several meanings and explanations of the word you are looking for. This linguistic tool also offers synonyms and pronunciation, some dictionaries even offer conjugation and others offer cultural points.

One of the best online dictionaries, it has a simple and easy to navigate interface, several language pairs available: English-French, English-Italian, English-Spanish, French-Spanish, Spanish-Portuguese and English-Portuguese.

When you are looking for a word, the site offers you several translations and explanations accompanied by examples in order to give a better explanation of the word you are looking for. The site also offers a phonetic transcription, you can find audio recordings in various dialects.

Fortunately or unfortunately for many of us, English is almost always in demand for a job these days (unless you are in a Franco-French environment). The reputation of French in foreign languages is no longer to be hidden, we we have a real problem with languages.

However, it is never too late to start learning, relearning or perfecting it. Although there is no better way to master English than by immersing yourself in an English-speaking country, you can start from home, thanks to   your computer or phone.

Many free online language tools have appeared to help you dive into English grammar, spelling, exceptions, and familiar words. Follow them !

Learn with videos on YouTube

This platform abounds with English teachers   (certified or not) who give lessons through videos. There are channels of all kinds: serious, humorous, playful... Depending on your level, there are channels in French, and for the most advanced, lessons given by native speakers. This is the perfect opportunity to listen to the pronunciation of an English speaker.

You can follow foreign youtubers to familiarize yourself with an accent. But don't rely on automatic captioning to learn new words, especially if the person is using slang.

Listen in English

Getting your brain used to a new language also means listening to it. In addition to music or films and series , many podcasts have emerged to improve listening comprehension.

The BBC , an English public channel, offers a whole range of podcasts on different subjects. So you can choose a topic that interests you. Some programs are intended for apprentices in the English language, so the speed remains suitable for a beginner ( 6 minutes English , The English we speak , etc.).

The most important thing when learning a new language is constant work, never give up and have fun!

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