Looking up translations
Sketch Engine can handle parallel corpora and multilingual corpora to compare different languages or to look up translation examples.
Why work with parallel and multilingual corpora?
Parallel and multilingual corpora can be used by translators to look up how other translators have already translated a word or phrase but also by linguists to look into the behaviour of the same phrase or word in different languages.
How to generate a parallel / multilingual concordance?
Log in to Sketch Engine (or click Home), go to the Parallel section to list only parallel corpora and select the first a corpus. . If unsure which to use, OPUS or Europarl are good options. In the case of a multilingual corpus, the next screen will give you a choice of the second language(s).
The search procedure and the available options are the same as with the standard concordance search. The main difference is that you can optionally specify search criteria for the second language at the same time.
For example: find all sentences in English where jam is NOT translated as mermelada into Spanish.
The result will look like this. Sketch Engine will even try to identify and highlight the translation candidates. (click to enlarge)