New to trados fin/eng
Thread poster: kikuhawki

kikuhawki
Finland
Jul 30, 2014

Hey guys, i am a bit new to trados and everything seems really complicated.
My Main goals would be to translate from Finnish to English and vice versa.
What TM's should i use as a beginner to get started?


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ghislandi  Identity Verified
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Information Jul 31, 2014

Hello
I am from SDL.
We have some good videos to help you get started which you can find on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeCTib6EEYZH0OeJUNsdVXNWDZv3QpYcj

If you look at the quick tour around Studio and translate a single document you should get a good idea on how to use the software.

If you do not have any translation memory you could:
1) Create one using your old translations - so if you have already translated documents in electronic format you can use alignment to create a TM.
There is a video on Alignment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5ik0lOk37Y

2) Create a blank TM and as you start translating you create your first TM - this will grow quite quickly and of course the more you translate the more it grows

3) You could connect to free machine translation - BeGlobal Community - this might help you translate faster. Ie you use machine translation, edit the result ... store in the TM.
I am not sure of the quality of the machine translation English - > Finnish - but it could be worth a try.

You could also ask around for TMs - but ideally the TM should be relevant to what you are translating - hence the best way is use past translation to start with ... or really building your own.

I hope this helps.

Kind regards
Massi


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SDL Community  Identity Verified
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You could also... Jul 31, 2014

... generate an English Finnish TM to help you get started from the DGT resources. the process is described here : http://wp.me/p2xDjK-64

This might bbe helpful because it gives you a large resource to start off with and you can create an AutoSuggest dictionary with this too.

Regards

Paul


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