French -> German German
French <- English -> German
English -> French
Translation software is able to deliver disastrous results. With the following example,
the result is complete nonsense. For mature readers, this is not surprising at all: Robots do not have the ability to differentiate
like a human being, who has been spending years on learning, and on all imaginable levels.
Surprising however is the enormous success of those fully automated programs ( – I remember my landlord once saying that translators
are expendable nowadays because there are computer programs that can do the same work... – ) comparable in this respect to the drugs business:
there are horrendous sums involved, so people don´t even dare to criticize it publicly; although, in the end, the
destructive effects are not to be ignored any longer.
→ Why translation software
often is not even helpful, but very misleading,
so we can only warn you not to use it without discernment.
A detailed analysis of mistakes in one specific case.
Warum Übersetzer-Software zumindest sehr häufig nicht einmal hilfreich, sondern in hohem Grade irreführend ist,
so dass man vor deren unüberlegter
Anwendung nur warnen kann.
Eine detaillierte Fehleranalyse in einem konkreten Einzelfall. (June 2016 and July 2017)
In the following,
you will get some free samples of my translations
based on articles I found in the press or on the net, belonging to the realms of psychology, philosophy and
politics including economic views and sociological developments.
The following brilliant article I found in the daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung
shows once again that
we are not living in a democracy.
Some of my references from 1997 to 2001:
in France and Belgium, which I had the chance to translate a wide variety of commentaries for
(mostly from French to German, sometimes from English to German). They refer to permanent and temporary
exhibitions or historical buildings such as the Atlantic Wall (in Raversijde), the Popes´ Palace in
Avignon or Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle.
updated: 19th July, 2017.