Lv 4
Allie asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 2 months ago

What do you think of Google Translate?

3 Answers

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 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 7
    2 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. 

  • 2 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.

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