[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Good Software to Translate German to English

Krampetz at aol.com Krampetz at aol.com
Thu Aug 29 12:26:37 PDT 2013

I have found Polish and Russian translations flow smoothly,  but  German
translations often read odd and need further  'interpretation'. 

I've noticed that Google translate handles formal German fairly well,   but 
falls apart dealing with 'conversational' German - (i.e. emails.)
I read an essay once that described the reasoning on this oddity,
had to do with informal German tending to run together words that  
machines can't separate (i.e.  Google), etc.    
And of course the German of:  "throw me down the stairs my hat" usage 
of putting the verb before the object that often throws Google  translate
into twisted results of "Huh?!?"
In a message dated 08/29/13 10:31:49 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
udo-edelgard at freenet.de writes:

Hello  Paula,

you can try the google  translator:


If it doesn't make  sence, please contact me and I will try to help you.

Regards from  Germany,


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