This assignment is only for NATIVE
speakers of a language other than English
French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and German.
||Load up you kiddy book (or any
other document of your choosing) in MS Word.
Copy the entire report to the clipboard: Choose Select All from the Edit menu, then Edit menu Copy or Ctrl + C or the Copy icon.
Minimize the Word window .
Come back to this screen and
Go to the translation site by double clicking on http://babelfish.altavista.com/cgi-bin/translate?
Paste your kiddy book report (or any other assignment you have submitted)
Translate it to French or Spanish or Portuguese or Italian or German
Print out the result.
Highlight the translation and copy it to the clipboard so you can translate back to English.
Compare the original English with the twice translated English and highlight the strange wording.
Find a native speaker for the language, and see what he/she thinks.
Find site in your native language and translate into English and then back to your native language.
http://www.altavista.com/ lets you select the languages in which you will enter your search criteria and in which resultant sites are written.
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