Poll: Are you using DeepL or DeepL Pro?
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May 2, 2018

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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:56
Member (2006)
German to English
No May 2, 2018

idea what it is.


neilmac  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:56
Spanish to English
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No May 2, 2018

It depends what you want to use them for. I tried a brief comparison with GT4T, which performed better in my case (mostly lists of chemical names). However, I think GT4T will soon be leveraging DeepL as well, if it isn't already doing so.

I don't used MT for large screeds of text, just shorter chunks which I then tweak. In general, I'm wary of using MT on an industrial (i.e. large) scale, as without rigorous PEMT revision, any mistakes in previous versions may be perpetuated.


Teresa Borges
Local time: 00:56
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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No May 2, 2018

I didn’t know what it was and I’ve never heard of it before, but I searched the Net. As a rule, I don’t use MT.


DZiW (X)
English to Russian
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Nope May 2, 2018

MT is for rush provisional translation only--it's just a draft to speed the typing up a bit, not the translation--whatever they try to brand it.


Jan Truper  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:56
English to German
Yes May 2, 2018

I use it as sort of bilingual thesaurus -- I can click on a word and several options appear. I use it instead of Linguee now (I think they share the same database, anyway).


Eckhard Boehle  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:56
English to German
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Now I know what it is! May 3, 2018

I tried it yesterday, I usually use Reverso Context - which is very useful for the patent translations I am doing - and Linguee and sometimes Pons and Wyhlidal, just for fresh ideas, and very seldom Leo.
I will probably try out DeepL a bit more, but I prefer to get the terms in context which is more illustrative.


Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:56
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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TM or Professional Translator, not both May 5, 2018

A professional translator who uses MT will soon be dismissed by their clients. It's a matter of time.
Note: CATs are not MTs.

Nikolay Novitskiy

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