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How to translate SurveyMonkey surveys

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You can easily translate a survey for SurveyMonkey with the translation management system POEditor. Here are the steps.

1. Prepare your .po files on SurveyMonkey for translation

In SurveyMonkey, go to Design Survey > Options > Language and create the languages you want to translate your survey into, then download the corresponding .po files to your computer.

If you need more detailed instructions on how to do this, please see the link in the resources section at the end of this article.

2. Set up a translation project on POEditor

If you don't have a POEditor account, create one. Then create a translation project for your survey in your account and add your default survey language to it, as well as the languages you want to translate to.

Using the Import functionality in the project page, import the default survey language texts to the project. These will be imported as your project's terms.

Import terms and translations (Project page) - POEditor localization management platform

Then go to each of the other project languges and import any translations you might have in the .po files generated by SurveyMonkey.

Import Translations from File (Language page) - POEditor Localization Platform

3. Choose how to translate your survey

To translate a survey for SurveyMonkey with POEditor, you can choose between one or more of the following translation options:

In case you decide to order translation services from one the integrated LSPs, you'll need to go to the default survey language in your POEditor project and use the Copy terms to translations feature.

Copy terms to translations (Language page) - POEditor Translation Management System

This is necessary because we don't allow sending terms to our partners, as many of the terms POEditor users have in their translation projects are string IDs or keys (which are not the actual texts to be translated, but some codes).

4. Export survey locales and upload to SurveyMonkey

After the languages in your POEditor project are 100% completed, export them to your computer and then upload them to the corresponding languages in SurveyMonkey.

Export localized survey - POEditor localization platform

The languages in your SurveyMonkey survey should also show a completion rate of 100%, which means that you can start collecting responses in your chosen target languages!


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