PDA

View Full Version : English-Chinese Translation



Poppa John
15-07-2002, 12:13 PM
Have taken a Chinese Homestay Boarder. Does anyone know of an English-Chinese translation CDRom programme that I can type a word or sentence into & have it translate? He has come in with a gadget like an Electronic Organiser, mini-mini Laptop, that does it but all the instructions/keys etc are in Chinese. He said it cost $200 in China, I suspect that is US $200 (about NZ$450) as Dick Smith wants NZ$498 (shock horror, picks himself upoff the floor). I have the computer, can I just load a programme into it. Any ideas folks?? Curious Poppa John :)

PS does anyone know how to toilet train a Cockatiel?. He insists on dropping little parcels around the house. Thank God he's not a seagull.
Happy Poppa John :)

godfather
15-07-2002, 12:19 PM
You can fix the cockatiel problem easily.

It requires a small injection in the ear.

A small piece of lead is injected (from a gun).

No more droppings.........

This advice is free....

godfather
15-07-2002, 12:23 PM
For on-line translation go to

http://www.babelfish.altavista.com/tr

select english to chinese

godfather
15-07-2002, 12:27 PM
Oops - wrong link (no www required).

Try:

http://babelfish.altavista.com/

godfather
15-07-2002, 12:29 PM
In the interests of economy, feed the cockatiel to the boarder, preferably stir fried, on rice (sans feathers)

Poppa John
15-07-2002, 02:02 PM
Goddie. You cruel old s*d!!!:O. Will try babelfish, thanks (shie-shie). Happy Poppa John

Graham L
15-07-2002, 03:43 PM
Got any recipes for babelfish?

godfather
15-07-2002, 04:33 PM
Yes Fish and Cheeps (the Cheeps come from the Cockatiel)

cadifan
15-07-2002, 04:59 PM
Try searching Google (http://www.google.com)

I found http://www.translation.net/chinsoft.html

yepee
02-06-2005, 05:05 PM
To office in-charge

Scouse
02-06-2005, 05:13 PM
Hi PJ Still got the boarder - and/or the bird?

Poppa John
02-06-2005, 05:55 PM
What on earth is THIS doing here? It was over & done with long ago !!! PJ :confused: :confused:

Poppa John
02-06-2005, 05:58 PM
Scouse, Penny has just dropped. Boarder & bird were in Auckland. Have a different kind of 'Bird' now. Got married & moved to Wanganui. PJ

Scouse
02-06-2005, 07:19 PM
Hi PJ. Just caught my fancy. Wonder where yepee sprung from?

Poppa John
02-06-2005, 07:23 PM
Hi PJ. Just caught my fancy. Wonder where yepee sprung from?


Scouse. Does seem od eh. Is he/she trying to contact Bruce B? PJ

jesseycy
02-06-2005, 11:18 PM
Have taken a Chinese Homestay Boarder. Does anyone know of an English-Chinese translation CDRom programme that I can type a word or sentence into & have it translate? He has come in with a gadget like an Electronic Organiser, mini-mini Laptop, that does it but all the instructions/keys etc are in Chinese. He said it cost $200 in China, I suspect that is US $200 (about NZ$450) as Dick Smith wants NZ$498 (shock horror, picks himself upoff the floor). I have the computer, can I just load a programme into it. Any ideas folks?? Curious Poppa John :)

PS does anyone know how to toilet train a Cockatiel?. He insists on dropping little parcels around the house. Thank God he's not a seagull.
Happy Poppa John :)

Nah,most likely he means it costs NZ$200.... You can buy one in HK for below HK$300, I saw them when I was in HK a while back....

The keys are all in chinese? I saw some of those "translator gadgets" with small qwerty keyboards, and you can either choose a chinese or english interface...

Apteryx
03-06-2005, 04:28 AM
Word 2003 will do it for you right there on the page in 3 seconds - word, sentence, phrase or entire page.
High;ight the words.right click. click translate.set english to Chinese and there it is!

I use it all the time for ESOL students

Scouse
03-06-2005, 09:06 AM
Hey guys.... PJ and I have been pondering this because..... look at the dates of the original thread. :cool:

dkbaj
13-06-2005, 12:03 AM
I know of a program that translates a word, sentence etc when you roll your mouse over a sentence or a word. I know it is produced by kingsoft but do not know where to find it as it was installed on our desktop computer by my sister.,..... ok just found it on google ... kingsoft powerword.
here's one site..
http://www.asiazest.com/kipov5.html

I'm sure there are many other places where you could find it ..

Renmoo
13-06-2005, 12:24 AM
I know of a program that translates a word, sentence etc when you roll your mouse over a sentence or a word. I know it is produced by kingsoft but do not know where to find it as it was installed on our desktop computer by my sister.,..... ok just found it on google ... kingsoft powerword.
here's one site..
http://www.asiazest.com/kipov5.html

I'm sure there are many other places where you could find it ..
We love freewares.... perhaps you should post a nice little link to free ones as well?:D

Poppa John
13-06-2005, 05:04 PM
Hey People drop this topic. Please The student in Question is now back in Northern China. In the event we did not need a translator as his English became much better than my Chinese. So we now have a Chinese young man in China speaking Chinese with a Yorkshire accent !!!! PJ