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Multilingual / Multicultural Health Brochures, Translation Tools, and Information Resources

This web page provides links to various translation tools that let you take a phrase, copy and paste it into a dialogue box for translating that information into your native language. Not all native languages are represented though various languages are periodically added to these sites.

Translation Tools

Bing Translator Tool
Google Language Tools
Health Translation Directory
WorldLingo Online Translator

Bing Translator Tool (from Microsoft)
This allows you to translate words, blocks of text, or websites in English, Italian, French, Chinese, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese, Korean, or Portuguese.
If you do not want a word to be translated add an x on each side of it. (Eg: I like xHotx xTeax).
An easy-to-use site for rapid translations where you get the "gist" of foreign language text and web pages simply by typing or pasting a web site page URL address or specific text. The languages include Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portugese, and Norwegian.

Google Language Tools
Google allows you to search a phrase in your own language to easily find pages in that other language. The translated results are presented for you to read.

Health Translation Directory
Created by the Better Health Channel and the Victoria Department of Human Services enabling health practitioners and those working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse background to find translated health information available in Victoria, Australia and elsewhere. There are four options for searching the directory. Choose the preferred option from the tabs you'll find on the top of the web site. offers free sound integrated resources for learning languages. Thirteen so far and counting!

WorldLingo Online Translator
WorldLingo's free online translator provides text and web page language translations in Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese and Korean.

Page Last Updated: January 18, 2013