Google Translate Adds 20 Languages to Real-Time Text Translation ‹ Reader —

30 Jul

Google Translate Adds 20 Languages to Real-Time Text Translation 

the real-time text translation began with seven languages – English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

The new ones added are Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian.

and it can do all that without internet connection. imagine that !!! but i think not if u are using chromebook.

sounds great doesn’t it? but google still cannot translate very well into and out of english. i cannot imagine it will do better when it starts to translate from one relatively obscure language to another even more obscure.  but i think they mean they will translate street signs, and warning signs, and menus. not conversations. i think with simple asking for directions  they will do well.

the speaker function might come in useful for quick translation while u speak, instead of having to write it down.

but all this seems to work for smartphones. i do not know how to add it to my chrome, or even if it is possible to get that in my chromebook.

i have been ‘chatting ‘ to a guy in Nice, france, using google translate and it is real difficult at times. i think it is the slang words that confuse google.  ‘small friends’ as translated by google means boyfriends in french. my chat friend must have used petit ami , instead of copain. but when u realise i know all this because google told me, haha, you have to admit google is rather good actually.

it even gives me a new use of ‘boyfriend’

denoting an item of clothing for a woman or girl that is designed to be loose-fitting or slightly oversized.
a boyfriend cardigan

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