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There are a gazillion crochet blogs online. Some of them are downright wonderful. The patterns one can find on them is nothing short of amazing! There is so much inspiration.

One problem I have had with blogs in languages other than English is simply understanding what’s there. I just discovered a nifty trick for translation and want to share it. The translations are not perfect as crochet is a specific language itself and lots of crochet terms don’t translate well. But, try this:

Find a blog you want to view and go there.

Copy the web address.

Go to www.google.com and paste the web address into the search box.

When the site appears, click the link NEXT to the web address that says something like this ‘translate this page’.

It just takes a few seconds for the huge old cyberbrain in the ether to give a reasonable facsimile of English from Russian, French, Japanese, Portugese, whatever. Really amazing.

Give it a try!

By jd wolfe




Comments

5 Comments so far

  1. paula struz on February 6, 2008 6:02 pm

    would you think of sharing some of your favorite foriegn language blogs. The few I have found have crochet patterns with charts so the language is not the great barrier.

    and yes I do like the google translator

    OKAY, READERS.  PLEASE ADD YOUR FAVORTE FOREIGN LANGUAGE BLOG LINKS HERE!

    Thanks in advance,

    jd

  2. Kim on February 7, 2008 8:53 am

    thanks for the tip, I went searching for some forign crochet blogs, now the only problem is I cant get the translated version as an rss feed

    KIM,

    Click on the RSS link to go to the site, copy the web address, go to google, paste the web address in the google search box, when it comes up, click on the ‘translate this site’.  That should work!

    jd

  3. Kathy G on February 7, 2008 6:17 pm

    Thanks for the information! I actually made my activity for the day translating different Websites with your instructions, and I’ve linked to your blog.

    THANKS, KATHY!! jd

  4. Virgíni on April 29, 2010 3:23 am

    Adorei sua arte!Parabéns!Tudo com muito bom gosto!Vou esperar sua visita!Meu blog: http://www.viroscacroche.blospot.com.
    Abraço
    Virgínia

  5. Ivanna on August 23, 2011 10:06 pm

    I found a website this wonderful woman river glorious I believe that gives portugese to english terminology beautiful please be sure to give her a vote of thanks…..
    http://likeariverglorious.blogspot.com/2008/07/crochet-terms-in-portuguese-by-beatrix.html

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