Link to

Lost in Translation

An Experiment in Machine Translation
Translations by
Concept and code by Carl
Motivated by Greg and Todd

Created at
which uses the free translator at


Original English Text:
Jingle bells, Jingle bells, jingle all the way,
oh what fun it is to ride
in a one-horse open sleigh

Translated to French:
Tintez les cloches, cloches de tintement, tintez toute la voie, OH
quel amusement il doit monter dans un sleigh ouvert d'un-cheval

Translated back to English:
Tinkle the bells, bells of tinkling, tinkle all the way, OH which
recreation it must go up in an open sleigh of a-horse

Translated to German:
Klingeln Sie die Glocken, Glocken des Klingelns, klingeln Sie
vollständig, OH-, das Erholung es muß oben in ein geöffnetes sleigh
des Einpferds gehen

Translated back to English:
If you ring the bells, bells of ringing, ring completely, to OH -,
recovery it must go above into an opened sleigh the a horse

Translated to Italian:
Se squillate le flange, flange di squillo, squillano completamente,
nell' OH -, recupero che deve entrare sopra in uno sleigh aperto un

Translated back to English:
If squillate the flange, flange of blast, squillano completely, in the
OH -, recovery that must enter over in one sleigh open a horse

Translated to Portuguese:
Se squillate a flange, flange da explosão, squillano completamente,
no OH -, a recuperação que deve entrar sobre em um sleigh abre um

Translated back to English:
If squillate the flange, flange of the explosion, squillano full, in
the OH -, the backup that must enter on in one sleigh opens a horse

Translated to Spanish:
Si squillate el borde, borde de la explosión, squillano por completo,
en el OH -, la salvaguardia que debe entrar encendido en un sleigh
abre un caballo

Translated back to English:
If squillate the edge, edge of the explosion, squillano completely, in
the OH -, the safeguard that must enter ignition sleigh opens a horse


Try a babble translation yourself


Back to...