What are the best English-to-Spanish translation resources?

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    #1SpanishDict

    SpanishDict

    SpanishDict has videos, flashcards, a forum, a great reference section and many more resources to to help learn Spanish your own way. This website has a YouTube channel where users can watch.

    Websites

    Free

    Aaradhya Jindal
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "If you're looking to learn Spanish, SpanishDict is a huge help. It'll help you translate anything from Spanish or English. It offers a Dictionary, flash cards, and lists verb conjugations. I used them site when taking Spanish at my local university and it helped me understand my homework assignments."
  2. 48

    #2WordReference

    WordReference
    WordReference is an online translation dictionary for English-French, English-Italian, English-Spanish, French-Spanish, Spanish-Portuguese, English-Japanese, English-Portuguese and more. You can also find definitions, synonyms, antonyms and conjugations.
    Websites

    Free

    Peter Guzman
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "Wordreference is a great translation resource that I have come to rely on because of this solution. I guess I would like to see it compared to other translation sites or have it's features pointed out. As it stands, it is a great tool, but I really don't have any idea why it is better than other translation resources, so I had to rate this solution in the middle of the scale."
  3. 45

    #3Google Translate

    Google Translate

    Google Translate is a free language app available for Web, Android and iOS devices. This language learning/translation platform provides access to instant translations to and from various languages, so users will have a way to communicate.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    Simon Wu
    Written on October 7, 2017
    "With the continual improvement of translation apps, which app offers the most accurate translations for English-to-Spanish translations, you might wonder. The granddaddy of translation apps, Google Translate. With their millions of users providing input, it is a translation resource that few others can match in terms of accuracy."
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    #4iHandy Translator Free

    iHandy Translator Free

    iHandy Translator is a free mobile application available for iOS devices. Users can translate any phrase or sentence to and from fifty-two world languages. It also has a copy-paste function. The app is from the company iHandySoft.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    John Soto
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "iHandy Translator Free isn't just for spanish but 40 some other languages as well. It covers most of the better-known languages. The Spanish translator works quite well given that the app is free. The iTunes crowd rates it very highly as do I. "
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    #5Worldictionary

    Worldictionary
    You can use the iPhone's or iPad's camera at a word and Worldictionary will instantly define and translate it!
    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99- with in-app purchases

    Liu Lee
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I'm trying to learn Spanish and wanted a good dictionary. I tried Worldictionary and it works great for me. It's one of the best apps I've found for translation resources. It's also very easy to use and has a lot of cool features. I strongly recommend it for anyone learning Spanish."
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    #6Instant Translate

    Instant Translate
    Instant Translate is an app for iMessage that translates into more than 100 languages your messages.It comes with a dictionary tool and a voice translation recognition system
    Apps

    Mac

    Free

    Harold Alvarez
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I love Instant Translate because it doesn't require that I know a tremendous number of languages, and makes both the person I am translating with and myself at east. It even works with no Wi-Fi, which is an added bonus in some buildings. "
  4. 38

    #7iTranslate Voice

    iTranslate Voice

    iTranslate Voice is a mobile application that currently supports around 42 languages for both translation and dictionary services. Users can just speak the phrase or word they want to translate and iTranslate Voice speaks the target language.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Kevin Aguilar
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Itranslate is the best app to use on the go if you need a quick translation done on your phone. All that needs to be done is to speak the words or have someone speak into your phone and it will instantly translate it for you. The app is well worth the price and will work all over the world making your trip so much more enjoyable."
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    #8Speak Text

    Speak Text
    If you have documents or web pages that need translation, then SpeakText is a handy app to have on your iPhone.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jose Weaver
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "Speak Text is an incredible app that allows you to communicate with people in all major languages just by speaking in to your phone. It will make travel in other countries and other cultures so much easier and open up new experiences for everyone that uses it."
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    #9SayHi Translate

    SayHi Translate
    Instantly speak another language, with SayHi Translate for iPhone and iPad... for free!
    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Jerry Franklin
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "A simple to help you with foreign languages while you are traveling or trying to study. Just speak what you want to say in your language and then choose which language you want it translated in to. So simple."
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    #10Cambridge Dictionary

    Cambridge Dictionary
    The official Cambridge dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English. Meanings and definitions of words with pronunciations and translations.
    Websites

    Free

    Emma Vasquez
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "This translation dictionary is okay for needing to know single words, but it's terrible for needing a lot of words translated. I don't find it that helpful when trying to communicate with my Mexican penpal. I wasted too much time trying to make it work."
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    #11Voice Translate Pro

    Voice Translate Pro
    Voice to voice translation. Instantly Speak 10+ languages.
    Apps

    iOS

    $3.99

    Jeremy Wallace
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "This is a great app. I was on a trip to Spain and it really helped me out. Of course I don't know how accurate it was since I don't understand Spanish, but everyone told me it was fine. A few small mistakes here and there but nobody ever failed to understand what I needed. Definitely recommend."
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    #12Microsoft Translator

    Microsoft Translator
    Microsoft Translator is a free translation application that supports over sixty languages for online and offline use. The app for iOS and Android can be used for translating text, voice, conversations, camera photos and screenshots.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Timothy Martinez
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I have never used Microsoft translator, but I have extensive experience using Google Translator, which works wonderfully. If the Microsoft Translator app has OCR built into it using the camera on a phone, I could see it being very useful as you could quickly translate things you see printed in real life. I know Google Translator supports this which has been very helpful on multiple occasions. "
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    #13Translate voice

    Translate voice
    Translate voice is a free translator app for Android devices that supports over 80 languages and keeps track of translations historically. It also corrects spelling and makes words suggestions.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Lauren Castro
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "This is by far the most advanced and easy to use translation app I have ever used! I also like that it keeps a history of my translations so I can refer back to them at a later date. "
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    #14Speak & Translate

    Speak & Translate

    Speak & Translate is an indispensable voice and text translator that allows communicating effectively in any corner of the globe. Instantly speak 54 languages and hold written conversations in more than 100 languages!

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- Free, with In-App Purchases

    Richard Reyes
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "Speak & Translate has been an extremely useful tool for me in the past year. I went on vacation to the Dominican Republic where the language is Spanish. Even though most people spoke English I decided to use Speak & Translate. The locals loved it and thought it was very cool. I picked up on a lot of Spanish throughout the trip, and by the end I didn't even need the app a lot of the time. This app is great for traveling and interacting with the locals."
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    #15Collins Dictionary

    Collins Dictionary
    Online Dictionary and Thesaurus from Collins has over 1 million words: Definitions, synonyms, pronunciations, translations, origin and examples.
    Websites

    Free

    Jose Gomez
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "Collins is a comprehensive dictionary and thesaurus, encompassing a huge breadth of language. Extremely useful for anyone looking up specific words and moreover, allows translation to other languages which is a huge plus."
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    #16gtranslate

    gtranslate
    gtranslate is a Firefox add-on that translate any text in a webpage, using the Google translation services, just by selecting and right-clicking over it.
    Software

    Firefox

    Free

    Rakesh Bhatnagar
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "It works really well. I guess for what it is worth it is only for people I think who are either not from this country or are trying to learn new language I guess. Well for what it is worth it works well for what it does."
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    #17QTranslate

    QTranslate

    QTranslate is a free translator for Windows. With this small utility, you simply select the text you want to translate and then press Ctrl+Q to show the translation in the popup window, or double Ctrl click to show the translation in the main window. QTranslate also has the ability to speak text and perform a dictionary search. You can also open the main window and type text manually to translate to your preferred language.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Harold Bowman
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "This is a really great piece of software, with a very small footprint, for Windows users. In a nutshell, it uses several translation services, and will translate foreign text for you with a shortcut combination key. It also has a small audio engine that can read this aloud to you, though your mileage may vary on how accurate it is. For as small as the program is, it's nice that it's ready to go when you need it, without having to hunt around for a translation service online. Good product, and it's free!"
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    #18Bab.la

    Bab.la
    The bab.la website offers a wide range of multilingual dictionaries to meet your translation needs. It offers up to 28 languages. All dictionaries include synonyms, examples and context to see how words are used in real life situations.
    Websites

    Free

    Xiang Wang
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "Bab.la is a hard to remember site with a single purpose that it does well. It includes pretty much any language you want to have. It's good for individual words and not entire sentences, but if you're doing it manually, it's a good resource."
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    #19SYSTRAN

    SYSTRAN
    SYSTRAN is a free online translation service that also has a pay option for a more advanced downloadable software.
    Websites

    Free

    Brandon West
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "This software works really well with translation and is an invaluable asset to have if you find yourself frequently needing to translate information. It is very user-friendly and anyone can use it. I have not found a better app for translation and I have tried quite a few. "
  17. 9

    #20iSpeech

    iSpeech

    iSpeech has an API that allows you to create high-quality speech audio in multiple formats such as mp3, wav, WMA, mp4, and flac. It also offers a variety of other online services and apps, including the iSpeech Translator.

    Apps

    Web, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Nicholas Scott
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I've used iSpeech and think it is a great product. However, other than a mobile app it is not a translation resource at all. Great product, but only a translator as a movile app."
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    #21iTranslate

    iTranslate

    iTranslate is the leading translation and dictionary app. Easily translate text, websites, or start voice-to-voice conversations in over 100 languages. The app also offers translations offline or by placing a camera on the foreign language.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Donald Mason
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I highly recommend this app to those that may travel abroad or deal with other cultures on a constant basis. Intuitive design and ease of use make this a must have app."
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    #22Wordfast

    Wordfast
    Wordfast is a user-friendly, platform-independent translation memory technology for translators, LSPs, corporations, and educational institutions.
    Websites

    Free

    Jack Wallace
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "When I need to translate from English to Spanish, especially for high-volume, turning to a Computer-Aided Translation (CAT) system like Wordfast is the only way to go. This software runs on multiple platforms and includes a linguistic guide, supporting almost 40 languages. A must-have for those who often need to translate!"
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    #23WorldLingo

    WorldLingo
    WorldLingo, is a provider of translation and localization services and technology.
    Websites

    Free

    Crystal Barnett
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "The website for World Lingo is very slow and almost unusable at times. However, I like that they can provide real time translation services through email or instant messaging. This is very convenient. I live that there are over 100 languages to choose from. You could communicate with almost anyone in the world. "
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    #24GTS Website Translator

    GTS Website Translator

    GTS Website Translator is a website that offers translations services online for your daily-basis needs. Here you will be able to translate web pages completely for free save them and post them on your own website. The translator offers the possibility to post-edit the translation if needed. 


    Websites

    Free

    Mark Jordan
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "This is a great tool for free translation of Spanish website pages. Includes an online editor for post editing the Spanish machine translation."
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    #25Fast Translate

    Fast Translate

    Fast Translate - Dictionary & Translator is a translation app that will help you translate almost any language. It has an easy-to-use interface, it allows you to copy the translated text if you want to include it in an e-mail or text message, and much more.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Juan Rios
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "Fast Translate is a decent, basic translator. If it were special, it would be more popular, though."

Summary

Best English-to-Spanish translation resources
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SpanishDictWebsites 53 Free
2WordReferenceWebsites 48 Free
3Google TranslateApps 45 Free
4iHandy Translator FreeApps 44 Free
5WorldictionaryApps 43 Paid
6Instant TranslateApps 41 Free
7iTranslate VoiceApps 38 Free
8Speak TextApps 35 Free
9SayHi TranslateApps 32 Free
10Cambridge DictionaryWebsites 31 Free
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