What does the formal/informal feature do and how do I use it?
The formal/informal feature allows you to choose between formal and informal tone of voice for your translation. In particular, the feature determines the pronouns and related words used in your translation.
For example, the phrase Thank you for using DeepL Pro! can be translated to German differently depending on the situation and social relationship between the speaker and the target audience. In the formal context, the pronoun Sie will be used, so the formal translation could be Vielen Dank, dass Sie DeepL Pro verwenden!. In informal situations, the pronoun du is preferred, so the appropriate translation could be Danke, dass du DeepL Pro benutzt!.
With the help of the formal/informal feature, you can quickly adjust the tone of your translation by choosing one of the options in the drop-down menu: formal tone, informal tone, and automatic choice.
Currently, you can use this feature when translating into the following languages:
Further languages will be added in the near future.
For Japanese the feature has a slightly different functionality and is called plain/polite. More information can be found here.
Available for both target languages Portuguese (all Portuguese varieties excluding Brazilian Portuguese) and Portuguese (Brazilian).