Translate This

By | May 10, 2006

I’m a sucker for this kind of thing: Translator Boomerang (thanks, Satya), which translates from English into a foreign language and then back again, just for laughs, really (I suppose one could say something pompous about how this reflects the difficulty of translation etc.):

Google Translator Boomerang is a silly little program that uses the Google Translation engine to translate your english text to foreign languages and then back again into english, for some amusing results.

Here’s how it mangles “How are things going? I imagine you’re having an interesting day” (yes, I know it wasn’t that imaginative; it’s early), from Korean and back into English:

How live I you am sending the day when there is this fun imagine the thing

Meanwhile “Dude, where’s my car” returns from Chinese as “My car at a later”. Exactly.

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