Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Google's Translate Tool

Google products are part of my playground. During Google's recent birthday I wondered how different my life would be if I grew up with Google. My daughter who attends college could not believe that Google was only 10 years old...she grew up with Google.

With our military experience foreign travel was the nature of the beast. How cool learning the new languages in Germany, Spain, Korea, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq would have been if I had Google translate tools on an Android?

As the participative parent, I worked with my daughter in a variety of subjects. She took Spanish, I didn't. I took French and haven't used it since college. We did learn the value of being bilingual as she began her job searches as a teenager. Most jobs even for teens offered a higher hourly wage for being bilingual.

Many parents, do not speak or know anything about the county of origin of the language their student may be taking in school. Google has the tools for us to check our student's homework, projects, or if we have enough self discipline to learn a new language. Google's Translate tool allows users to translate text, web sites, and even add the translate button to your websites.

Google Translate offers translations between the following languages:

Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Portuguese.

Dictionary translation is currently available between English and French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.

Today's Google's tip of the day is Search for Translation:

If you are in need of a quick translation, Google is here to help. Just search for the word you want in the language you're interested in, and you'll have your translation in a snap.

Try out these translation tasks:
translate ketchup to russian
translate senf to english
translate relish to korean

Why not learn a new phrase or two by translating one of your favorite websites, pasting text into the translate box, or translate words instantly from English with no clicks at all by adding the one click translate button to your browser?

While some schools are adding American Sign Language and select computer programming languages to the foreign language category for credit, learning a new language can support your journey of becoming a life long learner. Continue to work your brain like you work your body!
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