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Google Translate review by <span>Ashley L.</span>
Ashley L.
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Great if you don't account for grammar

What do you like best?

The wide array of languages offered, as well as the opportunity to listen to the words as they're spoken. It makes it quite easy to learn simple words or phrases, or translate what someone else is saying as they speak.

What do you dislike?

Grammar is not accounted for when translating from English. English is structured differently than most other languages, it seems, so sentences come out as confusing. It also makes it obvious that the person has been using a translator.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Keep in mind the grammar issue. Translate is great for spelling foreign words, but the grammar can be quite off at times.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can translate quick words or phrases easily, even if I don't know the language. I can just have Translate automatically guess the language.

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Google Translate review by <span>Mara R.</span>
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Key tool for Foreign Language

What do you like best?

My students are able to use their knowledge base to take new terms and use them properly.

What do you dislike?

Many times, students tend to think they can use this tool to do their work for them instead of using it to assist with what they already know.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use this as an aide in traveling to a foreign country, but do not rely on it for more than a few words at a time! The more complicated the phrase to be translated, the more likely you are to get errors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've saved hundreds of dollars in budget money by not having to purchase paper dictionaries. Many of my students are a lot more comfortable attempting new concepts and vocabulary by using the "speak" function in Google Translate.

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Google Translate review by <span>Samuel L.</span>
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Really easy for translation and a good tools for learning

What do you like best?

I like that Google Translate is a free service that can translate complete text in also any language. IT even has Latin.

I use both the web version and the Android Apps.

I use the web version mainly for translating tutorial from French to English and i have very little to change afterward. I Also use it for voice recognition. It help me to learn Japanese pronunciation.

I use the Apps mostly for the photo features. It's very useful when i'm in a new place.

What do you dislike?

There is always a few errors in translations. As French is my native language, i see sometime error from English to French. Also sometime, it's not the right word in Japanese. I would believe that other language have also some issues.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend to people to use it most of the time. Since it's a cloud service, more use equal for right answers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It make it easier to translate document from french to English.

Google Translate review by <span>William G.</span>
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Good for Simple Phrases

What do you like best?

What I do like: Google Translate is a very handy tool for short phrases, it's very simple to use and it's easy to access, and it's also pretty funny from time to time, it's range of languages is also very insightful, the speed of the program is also fantastic, it usually processes the phrase within seconds

What do you dislike?

What I dislike: the software sometimes struggles with syntax, grammar, and wording in other places, it's not a very accurate software, it's mainly if you want to get the gist of what you're reading. Not that a student for a language would use this software anyway, but you absolutely must refrain from trying to translate long sentences and paragraphs on this software other wise it will freak out, and it will freak out hard. Sometimes what people say can be lost in the translation, leading to some often pretty humorous postings around various corners of the internet.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't use it expecting it to translate an Essay, Google Translate only does it's job for minor phrases and simple jargen, the page translate can be useful from time to time, but it's not always the most accurate. it definitely helps to have an idea of the basics of what language it is you're trying to translate to/from.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

if you have a client online who speaks another language it can be used for simple phrases, it can help identify the key issues of what problem the customer is trying to solve.

Google Translate review by <span>Benjamin B.</span>
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The best free online translation service.

What do you like best?

- Google Translate is free and easy to use, and is constantly getting better thanks to recent innovations in understanding natural language through technology.

- Attempts to translate practically every popular language out there.

- You have the ability to either translate a piece of text, a document via OCR file-upload or a whole webpage/website given a URL.

- Language is usually selected automatically which is handy if you don't know the language you're translating from.

- Integrated into Google Chrome so if you're browsing a website and Google Translate detects that it is in a different language, it will automatically offer to translate for you without the need to refresh or manually enter the URL in to the Google Translate website. Even works when you're logged in to a site.

- Has a commercial translation API available.

What do you dislike?

- Translation accuracy can vary. For more popular languages like English, French, Spanish, German for example the translations are often very good, however for smaller languages (Like Yiddish), it's often not as good.

- While useful for quick and dirty translations, will likely never be an alternative to a real, human translator.

- Translation API is not free to use (however it is inexpensive for casual uses).

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for quick and free translations online of text and websites, there's no better place to look than the market leader, Google Translate. Just don't go in expecting miracles.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows me to attempt to read content from foreign sources without having to actually know the origin language. Allows me to communicate with people who speak other languages online easily.

Google Translate review by <span>Alejandra M.</span>
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Full document translations with a bummer

What do you like best?

Google Tranlate gives you Realtime translations, allows you to translate complete websites and documents, learn words usage by examples and how to pronounce them properly.

More than 50+ languages at your disposal to make translations from.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes translations can be super literal but nothing you cannot change clicking on the word / part of the sentence you feel looks weird and choose another way to translate it. It features lots of alternative translations so you can pick the one you feel the most comfortable with.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's always recommended to learn / speak more than one language, so you will understand other countries' culture and way of thinking. Google Translate can help you in your Language learning in so many ways.

Trying to read a foreign magazine / post? Use Google Translate and have it your way, on your own native

language.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used to be bad at languages, I learned the hard way after going for almost two years to a Languages institute to learn English in a professional environment.

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