Bilingual or Multilingual Termbase in Trados Multiterm 2015
Thread poster: Katya Danova

Katya Danova
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:03
English to Bulgarian
+ ...
Jun 13, 2016


I am fairly new to the Trados Studio and I am currently trying to figure out how Multiterm works.

I am fluent in English and Greek and would like to translate from both languages (not simultaneously), into my native language, which is Bulgarian.

My question is when creating a Termbase memory is it better to create a multilingual, and if yes, does Trados automatically recognizes from which language I am translating and finds the term for me, or is it better to create bilingual termbases for each second language instead. Thank you!


Walter Blaser  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:04
French to German
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Termbases are by default "multilingual" Jun 13, 2016

Hi Katya

Unlike translation memories, MultiTerm termbases are always multilingual. This means that an "entry" contain the terms for all the languages you have chosen to be included in your termbase.

Whenever you open a termbase within a project in Studio, Studio will automatically check that the language pair of your Studio project is covered by the languages in your termbase and also automatically adjust the settings so that the two correct languages are displayed and updated when you add a new term or correct an existing one.



Katya Danova
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:04
English to Bulgarian
+ ...
Multilingual Terbase Jun 13, 2016


thank for your quick response and for clarifying the matter. I was just about to begin some experimentation with creating and importing termbases into Trados Studio, but you have saved me some time, which I can now use into exploring other aspects of the software.



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