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1998
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Google Translate review by Shaina B.
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"Useful for a rough translation a fluent person will need to edit"

What do you like best?

Google Translate is best for translating individual words. Google Translate is good when you want to get a quick start translating something. A human being with solid language skills will have to review and make changes, usually significant changes, to ensure the translation makes sense.

What do you dislike?

Machine translation services can never fully replace human translators. I have worked as a professional interpreter and translator and it is important that other people understand the limitations of Google Translate and other services. They can give you a picture of the themes and vocabulary in a paragraph, but language is such that major mistranslations are common.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When in doubt, consult a human brain!

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

Basic translation for comprehension of Somali, brainstorming business and building names in Somali. Our staff came up with ideas for the name of a new affordable housing project we are planning, using Google Translate as a tool; we then shared our ideas with our Somali development partner, and decided on one of the ideas together.

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Google Translate review by Herbert R.
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"Easy and Effective"

What do you like best?

I love how ease is to translate not only word but paragraphs with Google translate. Spanish is my first language and I work in the insurance sometimes I have to translate large documents from English to Spanish so I use Google translate to do it fast. I double check the translation and usually I only have to change a few things and save a lot of time!

What do you dislike?

There is nothing I dislike about this tool. I know that the translation is not going to be perfect. Sometimes words or sentences don't translate exactly the same way in to a different language so the effectiveness of Google Translate is really good.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Everyone knows about Google. but a lot of people don't know about the other apps Google has to offer. With Google translate you can not only translate a written word into another language but you can also listen to the word you translate into that different language.

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

I translate documents from English to Spanish for Benefits Enrollment meetings. I help companies create documents for their Hispanic employees so that they understand better the benefits that are offered to them.

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Google Translate review by Allison H.
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"Word by word, nothing more"

What do you like best?

Google Translate is very effective for a quick translation of an unknown word - best for people with moderate fluency who stumble on vocabulary, or those trying to translate a street sign. The camera-based translation is interesting, but in my experience seems entirely inaccurate as the alleged meaning is different every time I take a picture of the same object. Potentially an issue with different alphabets.

What do you dislike?

The translation is generally a literal translation of each word - if you try to translate an entire sentence, it will more often than not come out sounding very clunky and confusing to a native speaker. I have often received emails that were quite obviously translated through this service, and the result is at times incomprehensible; there are other apps that better use the entire string of words to produce the correct expression in the goal language.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be careful about the volume of text you translate at a time.

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

When I am translating an industry-specific document, it does help with the occasional word here and there. But Google Translate is not my first choice, as it takes no context clues and offers no synonyms. I only choose this application when I am extremely confident in 99% of the translation I have produced, and I want to double check spelling or the correct use of a certain word.

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Google Translate review by Grafton K.
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"Google Translate works every time for me for English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, French, and more!"

What do you like best?

I can choose to translate a web page or plain text on the Google Translate page. Google Translate often

recognizes foreign language on a page and offers to translate it automatically. Hyperlinks on translated pages automatically link to translated pages.

What do you dislike?

The pronunciation audio is bland with little or no regional or cultural accents.

The pronunciation audio for some languages is synthesized electronic speech, like Stephen Hawkings.

For some languages, like Irish and Uzbek, there is no pronunciation audio on the translations I've tried.

Google Translate is often too minimalist. It would help if they promoted things like offline translation on the main Translate page, perhaps occasionally after a translation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider that Google Translate is available on your devices even when the internet is not available.

Try using the "Translate This Link" link from Google Search. It will take you to a version of the destination page translated on-the-fly or from its cache. Hyperlinks to foreign-language sites from that page will lead to translated content as well.

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

Reading and writing business documents, websites, and emails in other languages.

The greatest benefit is breaking down the language barriers.

Google Translate integrates with my computer software research work better than any other translation technology I've ever tried.

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Google Translate review by Andreina M.
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"I will no longer have language problems with the google translator "

What do you like best?

is a multilingual automatic translation system, developed and provided by Google, to translate text, voice, images or video in real time from one language to another, Google Translator has the ability to translate 103 languages at different levels, the system provides a free service and daily is used by more than 200 million people , and The Google Translator is available in some browsers as an extension that translates the texts it collects in the websites that are accessed, There is also an extension for the Google Chrome browser, Google Translate was integrated into the standard browser of Google Chrome to automatically translate the web page that is consulted

What do you dislike?

what I dislike is that since December, the free translation of texts has been limited by Google to 5,000 characters, while the translation of web pages does not have an extension limit, they should extend the capacity of characters

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend it because it integrates very well with the web, it has an interface for mobile device, also Android version and iOS version, you can use it anywhere.

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

I help with the traucer a lot, since there are clients from other countries that are not Spanish speaking, and they consult me in English mostly. I turn to the translator to understand what they want, and manage to attend to them, that is what I resolve, and what helps me in understanding what my clients want to consult.

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Google Translate review by Brian A.
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"Simple and easy translator software"

What do you like best?

I like that you are given an option to either type handwright Or speak to text into the text box for translation I also love the fact that you can hear your entries spoken in the language we were translating to

What do you dislike?

I don’t have complaints really at all. The only thing I can think of is I don’t like that when you tap to paste the text in the box sometimes it’s so close to where you tap to change languages that it pulls up the other screen to choose a different language although not a big deal other than that it runs great and has never steered me wrong.

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

This software is a staple for me, in my personal life as well as my professional life. Many venues that myself or other DJs that I book speak Spanish only so it comes in very handy. I also spent a lot of my personal time with Latino communities.

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Google Translate review by Danson M.
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"Supports very many languanges"

What do you like best?

I have used google to translate text from any languange such as arabic, portugese, spanish and many others to English and vice versa. Its languange detection feature is my favorite when am using Google Translate it lets me add text from any languange Google Translate will detect the languange and give me output in English or any other languange of my choice.

What do you dislike?

I do not have anything I dislike in Google Translate but if I could also be able to use Google Translate offline it would be a better experience.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Google Translate has amazing features such as languange detection. It is also available as a plugin you can install in goog chrome to automatically translate all webpages that are not in your languange.

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

Google Translate lets me read emails sent to me in foreign languanges, It also lets me news fron various websites and ebooks .

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Google Translate review by Rachel F.
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"Google Translate Review"

What do you like best?

I like how quick and easy it is to use. Also, I like that there's a mobile app I can take on the go and use in real time or when I have time to prepare myself before having a conversation with a Spanish speaking customer.

What do you dislike?

I don't like that the program doesn't always give the correct translation - sometimes it gives a literal translation that doesn't quite fit what it would be in the native tongue.

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It's not always 100% accurate, but it gets the job down and usually has a solid translation.

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

When I have to remember specific verbs or phrases for Spanish speaking clients (in my past position) I would often utilize it. It's nice to refresh my Spanish from time to time as well.

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Google Translate review by Omayra H.
Self-employed Interpreter
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"Highly pleased"

What do you like best?

I like the choice of languages, the speed on which it translates, but mostly the accuracy. I like the option to listen to the pronunciation in other languages such as Italian.

What do you dislike?

The accuracy is not always right on. It would be nice to have a translated menu of options available to choose from based on verb tense, and on the different meanings one word can have with example sentences.

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

I am confronted at times with 'ast-minute' unknown terminology due to the fact I interpret in different fields. Google Translate is on my phone, easy quick access for on-the-job interpretation.

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Google Translate review by Mohamed Elamin M.
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"It is not accurate, but saved alot of my time though"

What do you like best?

Saving my time, finding alternative words, and the best way to deploy a word. it also can save words to use next time when using it again. it is easy to use, no adds that consume your time.

What do you dislike?

Not Accurate and requires a lot of checking sometimes

Recommendations to others considering the product

it is excellent website, but you have to make sure that the translation is correct. do your own fast check after completing your job or project. you can also use aiding tools along with google translate, it will save your time

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

I use Google Translate in drafting contracts in addition to translation of course

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Google Translate review by Andrés P.
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"My favorite translation service"

What do you like best?

It has improved a lot with the years and it has voice outputs for most languages! It also gives you several options and the mobile app is easy to use and includes offline functionality.

What do you dislike?

All translation services are limited because they don't focus on the meaning. Hopefully with improvements in AI that will get better

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

I use google translate a lot to help me with English-Spanish translations at work. I only use it as a suggestion, I know better than to just copy paste what I get from it.

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Google Translate review by 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 Miranda H.
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"Invaluable for Spanish class and Russian vocabulary"

What do you like best?

The Spanish teacher and I need Google Translate to communicate with each other and to teach the students. My students are also interested in Russian, and the fact that I can look up whatever they want to know instantly is invaluable.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes things need to be translated culturally rather than literally, but GT has gotten better about this.

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

The Spanish teacher and I are able to communicate with each other and we are able to more effectively teach the students.

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Google Translate review by Jakeline C.
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"Good for basic translation!"

What do you like best?

Very quick for basic translation. It is a quick and easy life saver when wanting to translate basic text for sure!

What do you dislike?

Google needs to fine tune the details as some words have different meanings when used in differences scenarios and may mean another thing when translated to another language.

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

When speaking with patients in another language, if a word is forgotten, once can easily look up its translation and continue the session.

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Google Translate review by Mara R.
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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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"I use it on daily basis and it literally saved my day at work countless times"

What do you like best?

The fact that it's very light and doesn't require a fast internet connection so it lets me use it wherever I am and no matter how slow the WiFi connection is. It has a language detection option that helped many times hen I don't know the language a script is written in. It has an mobile application which saves me the time I use to open the browser and enter its website.

What do you dislike?

That you have to be online and connected to the internet to you it either the application or the website of course. Also its translation in grammar and context wise can't be 100% trusted and used as it is without modifications.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A very easy and simple translation tool for your casual and every day needs

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

In my work we write a lot of proposals in many language and we always need to translate new vocabulary and phrases. Google Translate helped so much with this and saved us a lot of time and fact that it's as good as its alternatives but also free kind of makes it top them all.

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Google Translate review by Samuel L.
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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.

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Google Translate review by Bill G.
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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.

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Google Translate review by Benjamin B.
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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.

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Google Translate review by Alejandra M.
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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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Google Translate review by Carlos M.
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"It made my language learning easier."

What do you like best?

I cannot think about going through a day without using Google Translate at least once.

As I'm still getting really proficient at English, I'm always looking for words, phrases or professional vocabulary.

Looking for a word or a way to pronounce one, it's what has me hooked to the app.

What do you dislike?

At this time, I haven't found anything I don't like. Maybe if you could keep track of what words you've looked out for in the past after you close the Android app would be great.

There's no way Google Translate had something you dislike.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need for a quick and easy translation, Google Translate will do the trick for sure. It's free to use and sort of community funded, so it's constantly updating their words base.

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

As a sometimes Freelance programmer, I find myself talking to a bunch of foreign clients that only speak English and sometimes a "weird" English. I look out for the words they say to get an idea of what they're trying to say.

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"World's leading and most efficient machine translator/translation service"

What do you like best?

Google translate allows us to translate from and to a huge number of different languages.The best feature is that it allows you to take a photo with your phone and give it to google translate, which google translate will translate to you, in just a fraction of second. It is just awsome when you visit aplace you've never

been before, and people speak a language you don't even know and google translate helps you in no time.

What do you dislike?

Nothing of that sort, but the translation output can be improved as always, sometimes some sentence translations are very funny. In case of single word translation its ok. Maybe Google is the only company that can approach it, with very complex machine learning.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend everyone to use google translate service. It helps you to translate maximum languages in a single blink. Its not at all expensive. It is just awsome when you visit aplace you've never

been before, and people speak a language you don't even know and google translate helps you in no time.The best feature is that it allows you to take a photo with your phone and give it to google translate, which google translate will translate to you

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

I am a simple user, I've used google translate since three to five years. and it helped me in a variety of

situations, from homework, to being able to translate stuff during a trip. It also helps me in my translation work. for my studies.

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"It can be improved"

What do you like best?

Google translate offers users to improve grammar and whole translations wiith like a playing a game. You can select up to 5 languages. You can translate or even validate which is a great feature! I think that if one translation is checked by more than one people it provides great database of translation. Also Google translate has nice user interface so I can easily use it without having a problem in both mobile device and pc.

What do you dislike?

I think that its a great solution for make users help to improve itself but it is also open to be manipulated if for example if 100 of people who are known each other want to manipulate it, it is open for that I think. They should have better mechanism in order to check the true translations because I have faced some funny mistranslation sometimes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is nice but I think that people should double check if they are want to translate complex sentences.

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

I have used it for daily life when i need an exact translation but actually I did not rely on that and changed a lot of sentences after translation.

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Google Translate review by José M V.
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"Foreign languages documentation? Weird vocabulary? Google Translate will help!"

What do you like best?

I'm fond to Language learning. I'm always running into weird vocabulary and reading foreign magazines / websites. Google Translate is almost always opened either in a tab of my Browser or the Android App running in the background of my phone.

I'm always using it, as i speak nearly four languages I'm always forgetting words even in my native language so looking out for words translation and definitions is something i do on a daily basis.

What do you dislike?

When you try to translate a website the "lingo" can break phrases structures and make the translations go all crazy. There isn't much they can do about this since there's always new "slang" words being created by people and inserting them into phrases structures might be a hell of a work to do for them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Are you into reading foreign languages writings? Are you learning a new language and want to get some words definitions? Google Translate will help you sort all that out. Definitions, phrases, words usage examples and a sometimes robotic voice that will help you with pronunciation.

All this for free, Google made it once again.

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

Sometimes i found myself reading programming languages documentations, snippets or tutorials written in another languages I'm not proficient at like German, Japanese, Polish.

Google Translate does its job guiding me through a sometimes too literal translation, even though it might not be what you'd expect, it can lead you in the correct way and help you understand the idea of the translated text.

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Google Translate review by Stephanie F.
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"As a Languages freak, i spent at least an hour a day in the Google Translate Android APP"

What do you like best?

Easy to use.

I can save translations for later use when offline on my Phone.

It has Greek, some Latin and English of course, these to name a few (I'm a native Spanish speaker).

What do you dislike?

Sometimes translations can be really literal. Sometimes you might want to translate from Spanish to English, then your desired final language because sometimes Spanish to X lacks of naturalism and goes all wrong with the meaning of a phrase.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Whether you need to translate something or you want to learn a new word, this is the way to go. I've learned so much from Google Translate that i cannot imagine going through a day without visiting it to get some vocabulary learning up and running!

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

Sometimes i forget some vocabulary in either English or German so i have to look up for the translation of a word / phrase everytime i have to use them.

You can even use your phone's camera and translate something through a picture.

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Google Translate review by Alessio V.
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"A fantastic tool for translations."

What do you like best?

Google traslate works great in many ways. It takes verbal, visual, and written words.

I like because it's makes things much easier I like the alternatives that they offer when you translate something, many words have different meanings for that word so it is useful for one to take that personal decision of what that word implies.

Overall great easy to use translation tool.

What do you dislike?

Obviously translations are not always perfect. Simply because language is complicated but some time because people don't use the correct punctuation, but I think the google learning machine are also improving on this.

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

Recheck something written in another language, translate texts and improve my web browsing surfing the foreign pages.

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Google Translate review by Marco B.
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"Helpful, both for single words, and for short sentences, but not for whole texts."

What do you like best?

The best feature is instant translation. You star typing a sentence, and it translates your input while you type, and seeing the results changing in real time is something I am really addicted to. Languages do not have a one to one mapping to each other, and another interesting feature is the chance to see different possible translations of the same word so you can choose one that best fits the sentence that you are translating. Lately it also comes with examples to use: It is becoming more and more like an interactive dictionary (well, not yet).

What do you dislike?

At times it does not know very specific idioms, and jargon words used in peculiar contexts. It is not that useful when you need to translate a full document: Translation in this case often sound funny, unless someone hand edits it. So, no, it cannot replace a professional translator, or a dictionary, but it was never meant to.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You must know the languages you are translating to, and from. It is not a dictionary, for good, and bad. It also helps with idioms. It can learn from your experience.

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

Every time I read technical, or non technical documentation there are some words I do not understand, and I can find them here with very little effort. Only at times I have to switch to Merriam-Webster to find the meaning of a word related to my work as a software developer.

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Google Translate review by Robinson A.
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"Do you like Greek Mythology, Gregorian Chants? Google Translate is a must in your life."

What do you like best?

I like studying ancient Mythology although we're in another time, and people use to forget that before us, there were greater and different people, culture. I've studied some basic Greek with a Dictionary and Google Translate to get faster results. I'm not looking back at my physical dictionary. Most of the content i look for i can easily type it in the google translate and i will get:

- Ways to use a word.

- Translations to any language.

- Definition of the word itself.

You can't ask for more! Great software with great features. You can even use the app or browser to hear how you should pronounce a word!

What do you dislike?

As much as i would like the app to be perfect, Greek and Latin translations can sometimes be sort of "Literal", they lack that natural feel and sometimes the word might even lose its essence, so you have to be extra careful when translating from ancient languages like Greek, or Latin.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need to translate from any language to your own, or viceversa, give this one a shot. It's always worth to get some extra knowledge in foreign languages.

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I've coded in Ruby in the past, so i found myself sometimes visiting the official documentations of the language. Although there's an English "fork" of the Documentation, i like reading the official and most accurate version of a text. I used Google Translate sometimes to translate the comments in a code and understand what the creator meant with some part of code.

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Google Translate review by Pedro Ivo H.
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"Found in translation"

What do you like best?

One of the best things about Google Translate is that is community based, so it doesn't rely just on Google to provide the best results. Real people can suggest context based translations and be part of what it feels like a giant dictionary. It is really fast and instant. It will recognize the language automatically, which is a huge bonus, when you're having a hard time figuring out which language is that.

There's also a bonus feature, that is when you click a second time in the "listening" icon, the voice will be a bit slower than the first time. It understands that you clicked a second time, because you couldn't listen very well in the first attempt.

What do you dislike?

I think there's probably a better way to select languages, instead of showing a wall of text to select. But the way they have today is perfectly fine. Also, it would be interesting to have better context based translations, so it would define the best word for that specific phrase I'm trying to write.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You can customize Google's Chrome Omnibox to type what do you want to translate and go directly to the translation, instead of going to the website and then typing what do you want to translate.

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

Daily basis reading articles online, chatting with clients from different nationalities, figuring out strange words used in specific situation. Basically, my daily routine would be a lot harder without this service.

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Google Translate review by Richard C.
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"Don't know anyone who doesn't Use this product"

What do you like best?

Lead by the best and smartest engineers in the world, Google Translate is backed by the largest database of information. As you would think, Google would create the best natural language processing product in the world. With their plethora of linguistic information, they definitely have one of the best if not the best products in the world.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes when I translate English to Chinese (Mandarin) I get varying levels of accuracy. The world of natural language processing is still in its beginning stages, esp. in areas like languages foreign to English.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Search on google: google translate api and you can get a api key to try the translation features out! Definitely well designed and easy to use!

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

Using Google translate, I am developing a personal assistant that can help me learn new languages, as well as translate information to new modes of languages.

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Google Translate review by Cayla L.
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"Uber Smart Translation Tool"

What do you like best?

As far as quick and smart, Google Translate honestly can't be beat. It can decipher varying language (so you don't have to choose one), and translates almost instantly to the language of your choice.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, I can't pinpoint any dislikes for this tool. I mostly translate Spanish, French, or German to English. So, I'm not sure what the success rate is with other languages but it works quite well with those common ones.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're considering it, give it a try! It's free to use and by far the most intuitive tool I've used.

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

One of my clients caters to international clientele and I am the customer service manager. While we may only get a few "other language" requests a week, it definitely ups our customer service game to be able to translate what they are saying and reply appropriately.

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Google Translate review by Amber M.
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"Good Translation Software"

What do you like best?

Google Translate is really good word-for-word translation software. It also allows for editing for phrases to choose a more appropriate translation if you are familiar with the language you're working with.

What do you dislike?

The grammar for sentences in Google Translate is questionable at best. There is no engine to work out the grammar structure for the languages so sometimes the translations come out as simply humorous to completely incorrect.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Google Translate is good for single word translations but not for sentences. Keep in mind that there is nearly no actual grammar support so if you're using Google Translate the meaning and grammar it comes out with can be very, very incorrect.

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

Finding out single words here and there in one language or another is incredibly useful, particularly when learning a second language or working on understanding a document in a different language.

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Google Translate review by Fernando V.
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"Using Google Translate"

What do you like best?

Being a PC technician I encountered myself reading manuals to products made overseas, most of them have english manual, but some do not. I have used Google Translate in several languages to English or Spanish and I am Well satisfied with the results.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it misses a whole sentence, which makes difficult to understand its meaning. Mostly on slavonics languages such as russian or polish. Some words under the main context are misinterpreted leading the translation to a sort of useless information, or out of context sentences.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Some languages need to be polished, such as chinese, or slavonic ones.

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

When trying to repair a pc device, it is good to know what are its functions, how it works. In technicals terms, sometimes manuals are translated fron another language and its meanig it is not clear. Translating them make the whole picture more clear.

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Google Translate review by Oded S.
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"A-M-A-Z-I-N-G"

What do you like best?

As always, it's Google. Its just doing what is expected from it. But its doing it perfectly. Translating words and sentences, at the speed of light, even when you take a screenshot of a restaurant menu. In addition, the full page translation of chrome comes in very very handy.

What do you dislike?

Not all languages have sound enabled feature. Most of the times it is very needed to hear how it sounds like.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When you need a translation - this is the best tool there is. Just use it.

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

Writing emails / documents in a very proficiency manner. When you sometime miss a word in other language - Google translate comes in handy. And... its free.

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"Google Translate is a free online translate Service"

What do you like best?

Google translator is an excellent tool for non native speaker of any language. It is quite accurate translating single words, simple sentences, web sites content or translate api. Google offers different options to translate the content.

The translation of complex sentences sometimes might have small mistakes, specially grammar mistakes. If we avoid long and complex sentences the translation will be more precise. For the basic things is very useful.

Two helpful features of google translator are the several options of translation with correct word identification and the possibility of hearing the spelling of the words, we can really improve our speaking skills.

My mother, for example, does not speak any other languages, but loves travelling, so she could find her way around a town. But it is never going to pick up the nuances, the cultural references or the humour," Bogain says.

Google can help you read or communicate in up to 90 languages. The mobile option is very nice and easy to use, can translate with sms text directly, photos taken. Is amazing discover new worlds.

What do you dislike?

Needs more detail in languages less reference.

The complex sentences or large amount of data to translate sometimes have mistakes, specially grammar mistakes.

We need avoid long sentences to be more precise.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do not close the borders with the excuse of the language, with this type of tools all this is behind.

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

Are solved the globalization issue we have over the world.

Solved the distant dialects like Chinese or others with symbols or very remotes.

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Google Translate review by Joshua K.
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"Good for single words and short sentences"

What do you like best?

I like that google translate can translate between most languages (at least the popular ones) and that the interface is very easy to use on both mobile and desktop.

What do you dislike?

Translation of long sentences is terrible! This is a total mess in Google Translate. Translate a sentence from language A to language B, then re-use Google Translate to re-translate the result from language B to language A and it gets it wrong.

The above issue means that google translate doesn't work well to translate websites where there is lots of written content. However, it can be used for content titles, etc. on the website.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use google translate to translate single words or very short sentences. Translation of longer sentences are usually incorrect or it usually distorts the meaning a bit. if you need to use it for longer sentences, then ensure that the other party knows that you're using Google Translate to communicate with them.

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

Communicating between possible clients, suppliers and partners that are native to other Languages (Brazilian in my case).

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"Amazing start for a Sci-Fi like future"

What do you like best?

The instant translate using camera is the most amazing feature of course.

Google Translate has got every place covered.

- It can translate any web page so that it looks like the website was originally made in the translated language.

- Can transform user-input text. Both input by keyboard and input by sppech

- Aim your phone at a billboard, a sign or printed page and it'll instantly understand and replace the text.

Also it beats every other translate tool, there's simply no competition.

What do you dislike?

- Lack of translation quality for many languages

- Lack of voice input for many languages

- Lack of instant translate support for many languages

Of course we may never see it translating entire novels. At least not until we design human-level AI.

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

Using it since I started using the internet. Tried other tools but they fail hands down.

Few months ago, I ordered a Chinese hardware product. It's manual was in Chinese but thanks to Google Translate's camera feature, I was able to easily understand it.

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Google Translate review by Enguerran P.
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"A great tool to quickly find a translation"

What do you like best?

Quick and easy to use : you need to translate a word or a phrase quickly ? just begin typing "translate", and your browser will suggest google translate. You need to translate something not digital like a poster, a sign, a paper ? Just take your smartphone and google translate will use your camera to translate it in real time, with augmented reality, that's an amazing feature, even if I rarely use it.

Oh I've almost forgotten : it's free ! :D

What do you dislike?

A lot of translation are not good, specially if you use other tenses than simple present or if your sentence is quite complex So of course, for a client, a professional translation will be better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's okay to use google translation if you need to understand a phrase. But avoid it if it's a translation for a client !

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

You don't need to reach a professional translator if you need to understand a word. And it will be way longer with a dictionnary

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Google Translate review by Gökhan E.
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"Gives you quick answer and does it's job at all"

What do you like best?

I am using google translate when I want to see the whole sentence translation from my native language to (most of the time) english. Even if sometimes it translates bad, if you are competent with the english or whatever the language you are going to translate, you can fix the grammar mistakes very easily. I think that google translate is still evolving and developing. The best part i like is, everyone can contribute to develop google translate.

What do you dislike?

Some evil-minded people gives recommendation to some translate and troll the world or sentence with the irrelevant translation which steals your time if you really need to quick translation at that time. Also, the mobile version of google translate has bad theme design sometimes i am struggling with translation for example if i want to translate the turkish sentence to english and then english to greek, choosing greek instead of turkish becoming painful due to the design of mobile site.

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

It provides me quick translation with the pronunciation which is perfect for quick need for translation. I have used google translate sometimes for talking with my clients for job or just making funny sentences on their language :)