DeepL this month launched two new languages: Russian and Portuguese. DeepL says Portuguese translation handles the nuances of the Portuguese language, with a wide vocabulary encompassing Brazilian and European Portuguese.
Russian is the first DeepL language to use a non-Latin script. According to DeepL, the results are beyond anything yet seen from Google or even Russian Internet giant Yandex.
To test system performance, DeepL Translator and the services of internet giants translated 500 sentences, which were then presented to professional translators. Just as with previous languages, DeepL Translator consistently achieved the highest quality ratings between Russian, Portuguese, and English.
DeepL Translator now supports 72 language combinations between English, Portuguese, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, and Dutch. The neural networks are training to master further languages, including Mandarin and Japanese.
DeepL headquarters in Köln, Germany
According to Jan, writting on The Second Half, the translations in DeepL are more natural and ‘human’ than the output of Google Translate.