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Saturday, November 17, 2007

I'm So Excited!

One of the blog sites I visit every day is my friend, Chiloe, in France and she sends me to amazing French stitchery sites (and an amazing blinkie site, too!). Sadly (and here is a lecture on American education from an American teacher) our education system is so deficient (and arrogant) that we only educate our children in one language. I speak (and read) only English (con solamente un poquito del Espanol). I'm grateful for the amazing pictures on the French sites, but was getting frustrated that I couldn't READ (and LEARN) from them.

Then it dawned on me (duh!) that AltaVista has a wonderful site called BabelFish that will translate words and phrases! I was able to go translate a few things and while I was there, found that I could get code for site translation on my own site, too. So, in my sidebar there's a link to Babel Fish and another link to the site translator. If you want to try to translate my site give it a try. And if you would leave a comment and let me know how it works, I would appreciate it. I suspect it will be an awkward translation at best, but if it's understandable that would be great!


Chiloe said...

I tried it and I'll say it's ok for french: not great but fine ;) At the end, it translated great for big !!! lol I think it's enough for people who want to be able to read your blog. I also use http://www.reverso.net/text_translation.asp?lang=FR&action=new for the languages I don't speak. It's not great either but it works ;)

Chiloe said...

Thanks for answering Debi.I want a reading method that teach kids how to read. I don't mind if it 's mexican spanish more than spanish from Spain because Chuy is mexican and it's the spanish she hears everyday . She will learn the "good" spanish when she will 11yo or more at school.I don't want story books as I have some.