Bilingual Text with Microsoft Word

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Bilingual Text with Microsoft Word

Postby mentecuerpo » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:00 am

Bilingual text with Word Document Translation.
Word Document must be connected to the internet to get machine translation

Sample:

https://youtu.be/ObsnbuaJ3O8

Pick Any song you like, audiobook with text, etc.

Get the lyrics of the text you want to translate.
In this case Italian Aria, Barber of Sevilla.

Copy the lyrics text in an online text tool, for example https://onlinetexttools.com/
Tool: Remove All Empty Lines
Tool: Add Line numbers

Paste the numbered line text into a word document.
Select all the text

On the word Ribbon menu:
Insert
Table
Convert Text to Table
Number of columns: 1
OK

Add two columns to the left of column one.

Now you have a table with three columns.
Column One has the Target Language, Column Two, and Three are empty.

Microsoft Word Menu Ribbon:
click: Review
Click: Translate
Click: Translate document

Paste the translation on the automatically creater new word document on Column two.

Select column two and change font to 8 and light Calibry
Select column one and change font to 14 and Calibri

Select the complete table
On menu ribbon in word, go to Table Design, Layout
Click Convert to Text
Tick Paragraph Marks

Then, you should have your bilingual text with machine translation.
No table.

If you want, you can create a video with the music and the screenshot and post it on YouTube as a private video for you to review from wherever you are.

See the following Youtube video.
https://youtu.be/ObsnbuaJ3O8
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Re: Bilingual Text with Microsoft Word

Postby mentecuerpo » Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:21 pm

I want to say that I figure out how to do this from scratch after hours or testing how to do it.
I cannot find any other tutorials online.

If you find another way of doing bilingual texts with line by line translation, let me know, I am interested in the topic.

In the meantime, this works well and creates bilingual text in seven to ten minutes.

For example, I just created a bilingual text from Dr. Psycho Season 2 Episode 2 in less than ten minutes using this system.
Eighty pages with 793 bilingual lines.

Now, I can watch the episode in German and learn phrases and interesting words and idiomatic expressions.

An effortless way, in my opinion, to acquire vocabulary with comprehensible input.
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Re: Bilingual Text with Microsoft Word

Postby Doitsujin » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:47 pm

I like the idea, but Bing translator simply isn't as good as DeepL for major European languages.
For example, one example translation in your screenshot is:

Soll ich die Musik ausmachen?
Should I make the music?


Which doesn't make sense at all.

DeepL offers the following translations

Soll ich die Musik ausmachen?
Should I turn off the music?
Should I turn the music off?
Shall I turn off the music?


BTW, I'm using a different method. I simply translate the original .srt files with DeepL via QTranslate and display them simulatanously with KMPlayer.
To facilitate this task, I created a quick & dirty Python script that converts .srt files to text files and splits them into smaller text files with less than 5000 characters.
I then simply paste the source text from these smaller text files into QTranslate and translate them one by one with DeepL.
Once all part files have been translated, I reassemble them to a .srt file.
It's less elegant than your solution, but the translations are usually more comprehensible.
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Re: Bilingual Text with Microsoft Word

Postby mentecuerpo » Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:07 am

Doitsujin wrote:I like the idea, but Bing translator simply isn't as good as DeepL for major European languages.
For example, one example translation in your screenshot is:

Soll ich die Musik ausmachen?
Should I make the music?


Which doesn't make sense at all.

DeepL offers the following translations

Soll ich die Musik ausmachen?
Should I turn off the music?
Should I turn the music off?
Shall I turn off the music?


BTW, I'm using a different method. I simply translate the original .srt files with DeepL via QTranslate and display them simulatanously with KMPlayer.
To facilitate this task, I created a quick & dirty Python script that converts .srt files to text files and splits them into smaller text files with less than 5000 characters.
I then simply paste the source text from these smaller text files into QTranslate and translate them one by one with DeepL.
Once all part files have been translated, I reassemble them to a .srt file.
It's less elegant than your solution, but the translations are usually more comprehensible.


I like your solution with the .srt to text script.
Thanks for the feedback.

I experimented with your idea, and it is possible to use DeepL translation using Microsoft Word tables.
I downloaded DeepL software to my pc;
then, I dragged the word document file with the original German Language transcript.
DeepL translated the whole thing, bypassing the 5k character limit. It gave me a separate word document with the English translation.

I added an extra column, the second column in Bing, the third if the DeepL.

It works well too.
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