Google Translate: 3 tricks to get the most out of it

One of the advantages from google translate it is that very fast and as the years have passed the tool has improved.

Advances in machine learning have driven improvements in translation quality for more than 100 languages.

Some, like Spanish or German, for which there are large amounts of training dataThey have come a long way.

While others such as Yoruba or Malayalam, for which there are not so many sources of learning, the results “leave a lot to be desired”, as explained by Isaac Caswell and Bowen Liang, software engineers, in the search engine’s blog.

Google Translate is capable of translating more than 100 languages… but many more are spoken in the world. (Photo: GETTY IMAGES)

And many of the new features reach their full potential if instead of the web we download the app.

Because it no longer just translates text, the software incorporates the translation of images and voice.

Google’s translation tool is available for iOS and Android.

Here we leave 3 tricks that perhaps you did not know to take advantage of it.

1. Use it without internet connection

You don’t know languages ​​but you want to travel. With the app on your mobile you won’t need a data rate at your destination either.

Google allows to download languages to use them anywhere even if you don’t have an internet connection.

So that the download does not take long or avoid additional charges for data usage, download the languages ​​you need when you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.

A very useful application when traveling.


2. Simultaneous translation with voice

Turn on the microphone and let Google do the work for you.

Imagine that you speak with someone from Italy, he says a word to you and thanks to the translator you listen to it in Spanish.

Also, when you answer you can do it in Spanish and the person listens in their language. In this case, in Italian.

3. Translate images on the street

If you don’t know what a sign on the street means point your camera at the text and let Google work its magic.

The meaning will appear on the phone screen.

It is not even necessary to tell Google what language you have in front of you.

The app will recognize it and it will give you the solution.

And if the translation isn’t clear, save the image and select it in your gallery or in your camera roll because the tool also offers the possibility of importing an image from the gallery to translate it in a few seconds.

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