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Yeah, Dad, Google Translate Knows Your Dutch Vulgarity

Google Translate is a pretty magical app. I think we can say that without equivocation. Google recently added the ability to point and shoot words and have them instantly translated – and the darndest thing is that it actually works. Google Translate also improved its real-time conversation feature and added support for more languages. Basically, the Google Translate app is …

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Google Translate Just Became More Magical

Google just launched a major update for Google Translate, which enables users to point their smartphone cameras at words (such as on signs), and have them instantly translated. Before, you could snap a picture, and Google would translate the words for you, but now all you have to do is point the camera, and the image will change to a …

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Google Translate Gets Support For 10 More Languages

Google announced the addition of ten new languages to Google Translate. A year ago, the company announced that it had reached the 80-language milestone. Now, it’s up to 90. The new languages are: Chichewa (Chinyanja), Malagasy, Sesotho, Malayalam (മലയാളം), Myanmar (Burmese, မြန်မာစာ), Sinhala (සිංහල), Sundanese (Basa Sunda), Kazakh (Қазақ тілі), Tajik (Тоҷикӣ), and Uzbek (Oʻzbek tili). “These 10 new languages …

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Google Launches Translate Community

Google just announced the launch of a new Translate Community aimed at helping the company improve its translation quality for the 80 languages it already supports. The community is aimed at multi-lingual language enthusiasts, who will also be tasked with helping Google launch in additional languages. “In the new community, you’ll find options to help with a variety of things, …

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Google Translate Hits 80 Languages Milestone, Adds 9 New Ones

Google Translate has hit the 80 languages milestone, as Google announced the addition of support for nine more languages. “Whether you’re trekking to a new place or simply trying to communicate with someone who doesn’t share a language with you, Google Translate can help you connect to new information and people,” says software engineer Arne Mauser. “Today, we’re launching 9 …

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Google+ Gets a New In-Line Translation Feature

Google has just announced that they are beginning to roll out a new native translation feature inside Google+. With Google Translate inside Google+, you’ll see a “Translate” link directly underneath any text that’s in a foreign language. Simply click the link and watch the text translated in-line, and click again to return to the original text. “The Google Translate team …

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Google Translate Gets Handwriting Input On Homepage

Google announced that handwriting is now available as an input option for Google Translate on the Google Translate homepage. “Handwriting input lets you translate a written expression, even if you don’t know how to type the characters,” writes product manager Xiangye Xiao in a blog post. “For example, suppose you see the Chinese expression “饺子” and want to know its …

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Google Translate Adds Bosnian, Cebuano, Hmong, Javanese & Marathi

Google announced that it has added support for five new languages to Google Translate, which brings the total to over 70 languages supported. The new languages are: Bosnian, Cebuano, Hmong, Javanese and Marathi. All of them except for Bosnian are considered to be in alpha status, so they still have a lot of work to do, but the company says …

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Google Translate Adds Support For Khmer

Google announced that it has added support for the Khmer language to Google Translate. This is the 66th supported language. The launch comes with the ability to use a virtual keyboard and the ability to read Khmer text phonetically, for users who don’t read the Khmer alphabet. “Khmer is a challenging language for translation systems for two reasons,” says Google …

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IKEA Pillow Google Translates to ‘Cuddle Rape’

What happens when you type the name of a certain style of pillow from IKEA into Google Translate? Well, something interesting, that’s what. Redditor 3rxx noticed that the Google translation for the IKEA pillow collection “Gosa Raps” is “Cuddle Rape.” Yes, cuddle rape. You can try it for yourself, it checks out. Before you start to think that IKEA is …

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Google Translate For Android Gets Offline Support

Google just announced the launch of offline language packages for Google Translate for Android. With the feature, you don’t need an Internet connection to translate your way out of a jam. If you open the app, and select “offline languages” from the menu, you will be able to choose a package for download. You should probably do this while you …

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Google Translate Adds Phrasebook To Help You Remember What You Learned

Google has introduced a new feature for Google Translate, which could go a long way in helping users remember the translations they learn from the tool. It’s called Phrasebook, and lets you save useful translated phrases to refer to later. To use it, simply click the star under the translated text in Google Translate, and it will save it to …

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