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Google Translate Hits 80 Languages Milestone, Adds 9 New Ones

Google Translate Hits 80 Languages Milestone, Adds 9 New Ones

By Chris Crum December 10, 2013 | 34 Comments

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, …

IKEA Pillow Google Translates to ‘Cuddle Rape’ IKEA Pillow Google Translates to ‘Cuddle Rape’
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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.” …

Google Translate For Android Gets Offline Support 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” …

Google Translate Ges Better For Actual Learning Google Translate Ges Better For Actual Learning
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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. …

Google Translate Adds Input Tools Google Translate Adds Input Tools

Google announced that it has integrated new input tools into Google Translate. When you choose an input language, you should see the input tools icon at the bottom of the text area. Click on this to turn on the input …

Fresh Prince Theme Song Google Translated 64x Fresh Prince Theme Song Google Translated 64x
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The theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air can be sung by everyone, everywhere. I’m sure people even sing it in other languages. It’s ubiquitous. So what if someone ran it through Google Translate, you know, a couple dozen …

Google Translate Gets Some New Features Google Translate Gets Some New Features
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Google has launched some new Google Translate features: reverse translations, frequencies and synonyms. “Our users often tell us that they check our translations by translating them back into their original language,” says Google in a blog post. “Reverse translations can …

Google Translate Gets Lao Support Google Translate Gets Lao Support
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Google announced today that it has added Lao to its Google Translate repertoire, making it the 65th language the service supports. Lao, sometimes called Laotion, is spoken in Laos, Thailand, the U.S., France, Canada, China, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina. In …

Take Pictures Of Text And Have Google Translate It Take Pictures Of Text And Have Google Translate It
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Google Translate for Android has a new update with a handful of new features, including the ability to translate text from pictures you take with your phone’s camera. This should make a nice addition to the translation-by-handwriting feature Google introduced …

Google Translate Android App Updated Google Translate Android App Updated
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I’m sure you’re all familiar with Google Translate by now. The admittedly flawed tool does its best to provide an accurate translation of Web pages for those of us who couldn’t pay attention during our classes on ancient Latin and …

Google Gives Webmasters More Translation Control Google Gives Webmasters More Translation Control

Back in 2009, Google released Website Translator, a plugin powered by Google Translate, which enabled webmasters to make their site’s content available in 51 languages (now it’s over 60). Google says over a million sites have utilized it to date. …

Google Translator Toolkit Localizing Android Google Translator Toolkit Localizing Android
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In my line of work and as an Asian Studies minor, I come upon a lot of Japanese and Chinese Web sites. Even though I took three years of Japanese, I still rely on the all might Google Translate to …

Google Adds Labels to Translator Toolkit Google Adds Labels to Translator Toolkit

If you do a lot of online translation and editing, you’re probably familiar with Google’s Translator Toolkit, which provides users with more control over document translation and editing. Supported by Google Translate and with a front-end quite similar to Gmail …

Better Communications for Cops and Cats Better Communications for Cops and Cats
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Google Translate, Google’s free online language translation tool can help identify languages and instantly translate words, phrases and web pages. Two Oregon State Police troopers recently put this new tool to the test using the app to communicate with an …

Google Translate Gets Handwriting Input On Android Devices Google Translate Gets Handwriting Input On Android Devices

I love Google Translate for Android. It’s already made my 3-year-old more fluent in Russian than myself (admittedly, I’m not fluent in Russian at all). But it just got better, and I can’t wait to show her. Now it has …

Google Translate for Google+ Chrome Extension Launched Google Translate for Google+ Chrome Extension Launched

Google Translate engineer Josh Estelle announced via Google+ that there is a new Chrome Extension called Google Translate for Google+, which uses Google Translate to automatically translate any post or comment on Google’s new social network into over 50 languages. …

Google Launches Messages For Japan Google Launches Messages For Japan
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In the aftermath of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in northern Japan, there has been an outpouring of support from people all over the world – both emotionally and financially. We’ve heard some great stories about how technology has aided …