There are dozens of languages spoken in Africa. Indigenous languages, pidgins, and creoles are among them. There are also a few daughter languages from the colonial period that are still spoken in the area. People in every country speak more than one vernacular due to ethnic and linguistic variety. Ethiopia’s situation is no different. Amharic is the country’s official language and lingua franca. However, Oromo, Somali, and Harari are spoken by a substantial number of people. The vernaculars have affected Amharic since they are frequently in contact with each other.

What is the easiest approach to convert an English document to Amharic for free?

Google Translate (#1)

Google Translate is the world’s most well-known machine translation service. Those who have used it in the past may recall how horrible it used to be, but Google Translate has vastly improved with the introduction of numerous new technological improvements (including Google Neural Machine Translation (GNMT) on top of it all).

Not everyone is aware that you can use Google Translate to translate complete papers. The following file formats are supported:.doc,.docx,.odf,.pdf,.ppt,.pptx,.ps,.rtf,.txt,.xls, and.xlsx.

– Click here to go to this page

– Select “Documents” from the drop-down menu.

(Document Translation Services from English to Amharic)/caption] – Choose English as the source language and Amharic as the target language before uploading your paper.

– Select “Translate” from the drop-down menu. You will receive a translated document from Google.

TIPS: You can provide your own translation if you believe the English to Amharic document translation is inaccurate. Click the Contribute a Better Translation link when hovering over a line of the translation. Click Contribute after typing your translation into the text box. Google Translate has received your translation.

Deepl Translator (#2)

Deepl is a service that launched in late 2017 and instantly drew industry notice. The service accepts.docx and.pptx files.

– Go to this website – Hover over “Translate document” with your mouse. A menu will display with the opportunity to change the target language. Choose Amharic as your target language.

– Select “Translate document into…” from the drop-down menu. In a few of seconds, Deepl will translate the document.

Google Docs

Google Docs may be used to convert an English document to Amharic.

With Google Docs, you may translate English documents or write in Amharic.

Open a Google Docs document in English on your PC.

Click Tools in the top menu, then Translate document.

Choose Amharic as the language for the translated document and give it a name.

To translate, press the Translate button.

In a new window, a translated version of your English document will appear. This copy is also available in your Google Drive.

Translate using Google Docs (A detailed step by step guide)

Document translation

Don’t be concerned if you ever need to share a document with someone who speak a different language. Google Docs makes document translation simple.

With just a few clicks, you’ll be able to translate your work into over 100 other languages.

To discover more about document translation, watch the video below.

To translate a document, go to Tools and then Document Translation.

Type a name for the translated document in the dialogue box. The name of the new language is added to the beginning of the title in our example.

Select the language you want to translate the document into from the drop-down menu.

Press the Translate button to begin. The translated Google Doc will appear in a new tab.

Translate by clicking

The document that has been translated is a copy of the original document. The original document is unaffected, and you can toggle between the original and translated versions by using the browser tabs.

Original and translated copy

While the translation is generally adequate for conveying the intended information, it is crucial to note that it is not flawless. It’s best to have a native or fluent speaker review the paper if you need a precise translation.

Linking Within a Document

Creating a link to a heading

Headings are typically used at the start of a section, and you may link to them in just a few steps. Take a look at our Text Styles course to learn more about generating headings.

Let’s add some text to the New Client Overview heading.

The desired text should be highlighted.

Select Link from the context menu when you right-click it.

Select the heading you want to link to from the Headings drop-down menu.

To create the link, click Apply.

To use the link, first click it, then select the heading name from the drop-down menu.

Bookmarking a page

What if you wish to connect to a specific part of your work, such as a statistic or important fact? Bookmarks can be used practically anywhere, whether on a blank area, a block of text, or an image.

To make a bookmark in Google Docs, follow these steps:

Highlight the information that you want to be highlighted. It’s a statistic in a table in this case.

Select Bookmark from the Insert menu.

To the left of your pick, a little bookmark icon will appear.

Creating a link to a bookmark

Now let’s add some text to our newly formed bookmark:

Choose the appropriate text.

Select Link from the context menu when you right-click the text.

Select the bookmark you want to link to from the Bookmarks drop-down menu.

To finish the link, click Apply.

Bookmarks and links that can be shared

You can also make a shareable link that takes them straight to the bookmark. Simply click the bookmark icon, right-click the word Link, and choose Copy link address from the menu that appears. That link can be shared with anyone who has authorization to see your paper.

Even if you save your Google Doc as a PDF or Word document, all of these links will still work. Whether you’re online or not, linking to headings and bookmarks can make it easy to access important information.