Google Translator


Anticipating a trip to China someday, I downloaded Google Translator for my phone. Google Translator apparently uses the standard function for speech to text input and downloads an additional module for text to speech output. It will print out the text of what it thinks you said in English and then print as well as speak the resulting translation. I’ve been getting some funny results withal. When I asked the translator to translate “It sure is hot out today,” it thought I said “insurance auto today.” When I asked it to translate “You are late,” it thought I said “you are laid.” Can you imagine if I were in China and asked my phone to translate for me? I guess this thing needs some work.

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