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frank

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How do you translate German ebay to English
« on: May 12, 2012, 12:37:01 PM »

Hi,
Can anyone tell me how to translate German ebay pages into English, at one time I had an option on XP to right click and translate, but now does not have that option.
     Thanks for any info
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Re: How do you translate German ebay to English
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 12:46:58 PM »

I normally cut and paste relevant text into Google Translate; not the most sophisticated approach, but seems to work for me.
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Re: How do you translate German ebay to English
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2012, 01:02:37 PM »

If Google Translate fails you or yields gobbledygook, I might be able to help, as I speak some German. I'm limited when it comes to melodeon technicalities in German, but I might be able to make an intelligent guess. There may even be German members on the forum who could clear up any queries.
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Re: How do you translate German ebay to English
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2012, 01:09:52 PM »

If you use Google Chrome browser it does it automatically

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Re: How do you translate German ebay to English
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2012, 01:28:21 PM »

 Thanks for replies, I have bought a couple of melodeons from Germany, at one time you could translate the whole page [not just text] .

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I treied to download that chrome , do you have to register and sign in , thats what it was prompting me to do, can you use firefox as well as chrome?, Im a creature of old habit and a bit of change frightens me,  I would not know what I was doing with it ant being PC techy do not like change, i should live with the times

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Re: How do you translate German ebay to English
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2012, 01:53:40 PM »

Maybe if you could paste the text on here we could all chip in our two penneth.  I understand a fair bit of German - don't ask me to speak it!  But someone sitting right behind me speaks excellent German.(ssh! - we'd have to look up the technicalities  But maybe if you hang on, a German member might crop up to help.

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Re: How do you translate German ebay to English
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2012, 01:58:09 PM »

I generally copy/paste the ebay item url into http://translate.google.com/.  That then gives you a translated web page and you can click hyperlinks etc and still get translated text. 
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Re: How do you translate German ebay to English
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2012, 02:03:37 PM »

If you use Google Chrome browser it does it automatically
There is a fairly easily found setting to turn it on and off.

However, I just switched it on and went to German Ebay - it translated all the Ebay stuff and didn't even attempt to translate the item description!  ;D

My German is good enough to get by with a little help from the dictionary at Leo. It's good practice. Also means I can can converse with the seller well enough sort out delivery queries etc.
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Re: How do you translate German ebay to English
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2012, 02:13:11 PM »

I generally copy/paste the ebay item url into http://translate.google.com/.  That then gives you a translated web page and you can click hyperlinks etc and still get translated text.

Tried that and it works well enough to know whats going on.

Thanks for all replies
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Re: How do you translate German ebay to English
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2012, 12:41:51 AM »

However, I just switched it on and went to German Ebay - it translated all the Ebay stuff and didn't even attempt to translate the item description!  ;D

That's what it does for me :(
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Re: How do you translate German ebay to English
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2012, 08:05:40 AM »

If Google are trying to mke you sign your life away when you download Chrome, try SRware iron a free build of the the Chrome software base, which also doesn't report anything of your browsing habits to Google (which Chrome does)

And yes, you can have Chrome/Iron, Firefox and other browsers on your system all at once, but obviously only one of them at a time can be your system default browser .

I think you can set its behaviour on pages in a foreign language - mine pops up a bar at the top of the page saying something like "This page is in Indonesian (or whatever). Would you like me to translate it?" and a couple of buttons.
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Re: How do you translate German ebay to English
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2012, 10:28:33 PM »

I always use Babelfish. You get some great German equivalents of Franglais!  ;D
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Re: How do you translate German ebay to English
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2012, 10:45:01 PM »

Thanks for the SRware-IRON link, a clean and fast browser !! ..........

I can translate German pages, what I can`t do is get them to post to the UK if they don`t want to - there was a Strasser Soloist Steiriche-Harmonika not picking up any bids because it was in the very rare (for Germany) ADGC ? key (it had DG in the middle anyway)- GREAT for the UK & perfect for me, I`d have loved it but wouldn`t send outside Germany :( .... these boxes are so damn rare in the UK and I`d love one (especially a Strasser), can`t by any stretch afford the new prices at Thomann.

No doubt Americans feel the same way watching numerous boxes passing through E-Bay UK and few willing to send to the USA .
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Re: How do you translate German ebay to English
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2012, 12:31:07 AM »

SRware iron a free build of the the Chrome software base

thank for this  ;D
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