Do you find that Google Translate is wrong? What I noticed is that when it translates to Japanese, at times it is too literal and the same thing you say in english, sound strange in Japanese. Is this also true for other languages?
Answer by strager · Jun 11, 2010 at 06:35 AM
Yes, Google Translate is sometimes wrong.
For example, the French phrase "Je ne suis pas dans mon assiette" means "I am not feeling well", but literally translates to "I am not in my plate".
Often times, it's hard to automate the translation of idioms. It's much harder to translate idioms than simply words, at least.
Answer by Mihkel · Jun 11, 2010 at 07:07 AM
Computers can't (at least now) replace human brain. It would be hard to code in the every option where the word might be used in a sentence, as humans it comes naturally. Computers don't actually think, they do what they are told to. I for instance can see how badly Google Translate is mistaken by translating Estonian-English and vice versa.
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