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Tsar
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Problems with translation?

Post by Tsar » October 10th, 2012, 7:52 pm

Sometimes I encounter problems with Google translate. The word or phrase doesn't make total sense so I have to think of possible synonyms or do my best to guess the most probable meaning. Is there anyone who could help me become better at determining meanings or verifying I understand?

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Re: Problems with translation?

Post by zboy1 » October 10th, 2012, 10:50 pm

Tsar wrote:Sometimes I encounter problems with Google translate. The word or phrase doesn't make total sense so I have to think of possible synonyms or do my best to guess the most probable meaning. Is there anyone who could help me become better at determining meanings or verifying I understand?


Google translator is useless! I used it a few times to practice on my Korean, and the translations often come out garbled and incoherent. Even some basic Korean phrases that I know, come out incorrectly on Google translate. So my suggestion is to use another translator and don't bother using it.

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Post by fschmidt » October 10th, 2012, 11:11 pm

It depends on the language. Translation to Spanish is quite good. Translation to Hebrew is bad. I would be interested in any alternatives to Google Translate, especially for Hebrew.

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Re: Problems with translation?

Post by Tsar » October 10th, 2012, 11:29 pm

zboy1 wrote:
Tsar wrote:Sometimes I encounter problems with Google translate. The word or phrase doesn't make total sense so I have to think of possible synonyms or do my best to guess the most probable meaning. Is there anyone who could help me become better at determining meanings or verifying I understand?


Google translator is useless! I used it a few times to practice on my Korean, and the translations often come out garbled and incoherent. Even some basic Korean phrases that I know, come out incorrectly on Google translate. So my suggestion is to use another translator and don't bother using it.


I'm using it to communicate on VKontakte to translate Russian.

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