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The power of Google Translate

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Edit: an interesting related discussion:

Google Translate Just Improved Dramatically

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/BonBonChat
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I once tried translating "I don't want war" through about 10 languages and it came back as "I want war"... don't trust it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MerlinAK
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Weird what effect removing one comma can have^^

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Portofan
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Yes, changing "auch" to "auch genannt" also makes the translation much better! And "Volkswirtschaft" alone is correctly translated as "national economy", but "Die Volkswirtschaft" not! Very mysterious.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MerlinAK
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Die Wege von Google Translate sind unergründlich. Thanks for posting ;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kansokusha
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So the effectiveness of the machine still depends on the human.

Good.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SGuthrie0

I have found Google Translate to be very helpful in my learning Spanish.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Portofan
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Yes, I don't think it's that bad, in fact it often does an amazing job, but this example was just so funny.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NoNoEsImposible

A more reliable translation service is SpanishDict. It is (as you can see from the example) more reliable than Google Translate.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/frankenstein724
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the example above isn't very good. You don't judge MT's ability to handle language X by its ability to handle language Y, that's just silly.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Neon_Iceberg
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Try Yandex Translate. In some cases it can be more accurate than Google's one.

https://translate.yandex.com

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Portofan
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This phrase is indeed better on yandex. Thanks for the tip!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dancepointe
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Go Google Translate! :P Very insightful.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NeonMoogle
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What fun! :D

I admit that I do use it to look up individual words instead of consulting dictionaries sometimes because its convenient.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Deyan161
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Ausgezeichnet!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vrexo
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That's not Google Translate - That's just German; It happens to me as well :D.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adamyoung97
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Google Translate + Amharic = Hilarious

Here are some translations I've encountered using it:

ያልገባኝ ነገር (The thing I don't understand) -> "Math"

ጠፋህ (You disappeared[/You were inactive]) -> "Grapegatherers"

አልተኛሁም (I haven't slept) -> "Asleep"

There have been many others but I can't remember them.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/knudvaneeden
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This is typically something which should be reported to Google Translate.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NyahMathis1

I'm assuming English isn't your first language. You speak it great

1 year ago