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Deleting a Translation Memory Entry


Deleting Translation Memory entries is a feature only available on the Growth plan and up. Only Admins and Project Maintainers can delete entries from TM.

When you no longer want a translation to show up as a suggestion and be populated by TM when 100% similarity matches are detected – for example, when a word or phrase is poorly translated – you can remove it from the TM instance of your project. There are a few ways to do this.

Deleting TM entries through the Translation Editor

To delete a TM entry inside the Editor:

  • From inside the Editor, navigate to the TM suggestion you want to delete.

  • Click the x next to the suggestion.


  • In the popup, press Yes to confirm you want to delete the entry.

Deleting TM entries through your project settings

Another way to delete a TM entry is from your project settings. There, you'll be able to search for a term in your source language and see every source string that contains that term along with the corresponding translation.

To do this:

  • From the Dashboard, click on the project that has the TM you want to clean up.

  • Click on Settings.

  • In the submenu, click on General.

  • In the Translation Memory Actions section, click the Search and remove strings from TM... link.

  • In the popup, pick from the TM language dropdown the language of the TM entry you want to remove. If, for instance, there was a TM suggestion in French you'd like to delete, select French in the dropdown.

  • To look up specific TM entries, type in a search term in your source language and press the Return key. You'll see a list of translation memory entries for your search term. For example, if you typed "Password” as a search term, you'd see every French translation for a string containing the word "Password.”


  • Click the Remove icon remove-icon.png#asset:3467 next to the suggestion you want to remove.

  • Click the Remove button to confirm that you want to delete the entry.


It should be highlighted here that already translated strings are not being affected after removing translation memory entries. 

Furthermore, in case of TM groups, since each project has its own Translation Memory instance, removing TM entries from one project does not affect the TM entries of other projects' instances in the organization that belong to the same group.

So, for example, if you have the projects "A" and "B" that belong to the same TM group and their TM instances contain the following TM suggestions:

TM instance of A project:

  • EN: Email
  • FR: Adresse courriel
  • EN: Glossary term.
  • FR: Mot du glossaire.

TM instance of B project:

  • EN: timeline
  • FR: chronologie
  • EN: Glossary term.
  • FR: Mot du glossaire.

after removing the TM entries from the project B, then:

  1.  The TM entry "timeline" will no longer be available to the project A as a TM suggest.
  2. The project A will still have the TM entry "Glossary term" since this entry is also part of its TM instance.