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

Chelsea Finnemore
Local time: 03:43
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

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2007-06-28 17:50]


 

Maria Diehn  Identity Verified
United States
Member (2007)
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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


 

Maria Diehn  Identity Verified
United States
Member (2007)
English to Spanish
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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


 

Chelsea Finnemore
Local time: 03:43
French to English
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Jun 29, 2007

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

Chelsea


 

Andrew Levine  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 03:43
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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.

 

Maria Diehn  Identity Verified
United States
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Good tip, André Jul 4, 2007

Good tip, André.

 


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