Looking for: French>English Engineering vocab resources
Thread poster: Chelsea Finnemore

Chelsea Finnemore
Local time: 11:56
French to English
Jun 27, 2007

Hi!

I am a freelance translator just starting out, and I currently have a job translating documents from French>English for an engineering firm. The documents are all very technical, and I looking for resources to help me. A lot of the vocab has to do with equipment. Any suggestions for resources would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

Chelsea

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Maria Diehn  Identity Verified
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Useful web pages - Engineering -FR>EN OTHERS Jun 28, 2007

You will find fascinating the enormous amount of resources available online.
The link below is one of the best I have found. Enjoy!
http://www.lexicool.com/online-dictionary.asp?FSP=A12C152

Some keys below:

I use Google images to have a look at the item, when I do not know it, which happens very frequently. Then I know what we are talking about.

Or I write "the name of the item" +jpg and find a picture of it...

I look for parallel texts on the subject matter, through a search that involves pairs of words belonging to the languages I am working with.

Catalogues are a very useful resource.
Zoll/Customs/Aduanas/ files have a lot of useful terminology


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Maria Diehn  Identity Verified
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Interactive polyglot glossary SKF products Jun 28, 2007

This is a jewel: Interactive polyglot glossary SKF products
http://iec.skf.com/
English | Deutsch | Italiano | Português | Francais | Español | Русский | 汉语


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Chelsea Finnemore
Local time: 11:56
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Thanks Jun 29, 2007

Thank you so much for your help! This will make the project much easier!

Chelsea


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Andrew Levine  Identity Verified
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Another option Jul 2, 2007

Sometimes what I do, if I'm looking for a device or part of a device, is Google the ST term and find a website that's selling or renting that object. I make a note of the brand name and the manufacturer # for the product, then I Google that (specifying English-only websites) to find an English-language site selling the same product, and see how they describe it.

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Good tip, André Jul 4, 2007

Good tip, André.

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