I’ve been using Babelfish to translate Chinese text to English, and I’m pretty happy with it. Babelfish has been my favorite translation tool for years, for all languages.
Admittedly, the results around perfect — especially for Chinese — but they’re good enough for me to get a general understanding of the text or website I’m translating. As an added bonus, occasionally the results are unintentionally hilarious!
Another translation tool you might want to try is Google Translate.
Know of a better translation tool? Post a comment below and tell me about it.