Google Translate: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)

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Google Translate has become one of the easiest and most efficient ways to translate both audio and text. However, despite the fact that the translating service has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Google Translate. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!

Number Fifteen: It Supports 90 Languages. As of February 2016, Google Translate supports 90 languages, although not all at the same level. It can also translate 37 different languages using photos, 32 different languages using its conversation mode, and 27 different languages in its augmented reality mode.

Number Fourteen: More Than 200 Million People Use it Every Day. It’s true! Over 200 million people use the translation service every single day. Oi vey!

Number Thirteen: It Acts as a Dictionary. If you use the service for a single word output, Google Translate will define the word for you! That way you don’t need to keep a dictionary with you at all times (not that you would do that anyway).

Number Twelve: Users Affect How the Service Operates. If a user notices that his or her native tongue is not being properly translated, then they can make suggestions to Google about what to change. That way, the service can update the translation in new versions of the service.

Number Eleven: You Can Translate URLs. If you type a URL or web address into Google Translate, the service will provide you with a link to the website that is completely translated. Neat trick, isn’t it?

Number Ten: It Uses Augmented Reality to Translate in Real Time. We already mentioned the service’s augmented reality mode, but do you really know what that is? Well, Google Translate can actually use the mode to translate in real time using a device’s camera.

Number Nine: It Doesn’t Follow Grammar Rules. Though some translation services are sticklers about grammar, Google Translate isn’t one of them. The service ignores grammatical rules altogether. Stay tuned for part two of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Google Translate, coming soon!

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