What do you think of Google Translate?
- ZirpLv 72 months ago
It's slightly better than tatoeba, but a machine will never translate better than a bilingual human who understands what (s)he is translating.
GT in some ways is comparable to Yahoo!Answers when it still had voting. Sometimes a translation that means the opposite of the original is confirmed as "correct" by several people.
- ?Lv 72 months ago
I think it’s ok if you need a rough translation of something. I wouldn’t use it if I need to read a foreign language book.
- L. E. GantLv 72 months ago
Sometimes, it works well from a foreign language to English. IF the content is simple and avoiding idiomatic stuff.
Not so good going from English to most foreign languages -- too many idioms in English that just don't make sense in the foreign language.