eTranslation, the EU’s automated translation tool now offers automatic translation to and from Chinese (simplified). Chinese is the second non-EU language being served by eTranslation, as Russian was introduced earlier this year.

Why these two languages? Because small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) want them!

Nearly 3,000 SME indicated their language needs through a public consultation organized by the European Commission.

In addition to the already available languages (24 EU official languages, Icelandic and Norwegian) SMEs top needs are:

  1. Russian,
  2. Chinese,
  3. Arabic.

pie chart of translation needs

eTranslation is offering free automated translation across 28 languages to:

  • EU institutions,
  • SMEs across the EU,
  • national public administrations,
  • Connecting Europe Facility’s projects.

eTranslation does not aim to replace the unique expertise of human translators, but it can help overcome language barriers by providing a gist of the documents.

Express your views of what languages, tools and developments you need in the ongoing 2020 survey.

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