I need to translate the names of many small businesses (e.g. Main Street Laundromat, 6th Avenue Cafe) in the US from English into Spanish. What software can I use?

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    Google Translate? Bing Microsoft Translation? Also, what do you mean by 'translate the names...'? Proper names (e.g., "Ray's Cafe, Pharmacy, and Cleaners") should not be translated; generic business types (e.g., "pharmacy", "dry cleaners", "luncheonette") generally are. Aug 26, 2019 at 13:14
  • Thanks, I edited my question. I understand your concern with proper names, but some proper names that are based on more generic names can be translated.
    – wwl
    Aug 26, 2019 at 14:41
  • What is the purpose of this translation? If you are preparing a business directory, for example, you should not translate even those "generic" proper names; if you are preparing a procedural manual of some sort where you are using examples, it might be appropriate to render the names into the language of the manual. Aug 26, 2019 at 15:20


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