YOUNG TRANSLATORS' LIBRARY

Below you will find sources that can be useful when translating and contribute to your own development.

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GENERAL SOURCES

IATE (Interactive Terminology for Europe). The EU’s terminology database.
Use Google Trends to see how your translated keywords perform on Google.
Translation of Literary Style – How do you transfer the writing style of the original author? A blog by two experienced translators.
Dictionary from English to several European languages
Dictionary and corpus of terms and text already translated in various resources. It indicates in which resource the text translated can be found. Reverso also has conjugations, grammar and Dictionary. It also has a forum.
Glossary of medical terms
Select your language pair and start reading what other translators (facing similar challenges) agreed on
Linguee aligns strings in one language (e.g. English) with strings in another (e.g. Spanish), performed by extremely competent and experienced translators who work for the UN, the European Union, UNESCO, etc.
Legal: Clear explanation about how a contract is formed, what its essential components are and more.
Wordassociations
Online dictionaries in EU languages
Terminology bank for various EU languages.

ENGLISH SOURCES

On Thesaurus.com you can find synonyms for English words.
Grammarly offers us a nice overview of English (US & GB) grammar and punctuation.
Dictionary.com is the world’s leading online source for definitions, word origins and more.
If you’re having trouble understanding the meaning of an English legal term, you can quickly and for free find a basic definition in Black’s Law dictionary
EU document about writing style, abbreviations, false friends

GERMAN SOURCES

Nthuleen offers us a nice overview of the German grammar.
EU document about writing style, abbreviations, false friends

FRENCH SOURCES

Legal terminology
Portal for a number of linguistic resources (lexicographie, corpus, outils etc)
Basics: Conjugation, grammar and spelling.
Conjugation
Punctuation
Dictionary
Rimes Dictionary. This can be useful when working on children books and activities where there are often poems and songs
Spelling and more
Terms published on the French Journal Officiel
Quite detailed overview, of typographical rules in French
Portal about the French language, with ressources and links that can be helpful
Dictionary covering various terminological domains.
Style: How to write administrative texts easy to understand?
EU document about writing style, abbreviations, false friends

Dictionary for French synonyms

Basics: Langue fran├žaise – Principes
French Dictionary

DUTCH SOURCES

On Synoniemen.net you can find synonyms for Dutch words.
Taaladvies offers us a nice overview of the Dutch grammar and punctuation. Use this link if you’d like to learn more.
Woordenlijst.org helps you find the right conjugation of every word in the Dutch language.
This source represents a Dutch guide to SEO translations.
This website contains advise on grammar, spelling (interpunction etc.) and word choice.
EU document about writing style, abbreviations, false friends

SPANISH SOURCES

EU document about writing style, abbreviations, false friends
The official dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy
Dictionary of legal terms of the Royal Spanish Academy
Dictionary of American terms of the Royal Spanish Academy
Spanish monolingual terminology database
Bilingual dictionary including numerous terms per field

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