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  •  Google Translate is not very good (2+ / 0-)
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    pgm 01, Jim P

    and especially with Japanese.  Japanese grammar is way different from English, but actually quite simple.  The difficulty is that things do not map directly from one to the other.

    •  yeah, i tried to use google translate for japanese (3+ / 0-)
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      Just Bob, DSPS owl, Joieau

      to read an academic article once, and it was incredibly bad. word by word it works ok, but the algorithms just cannot handle grammar.

      •  I have an Egyptian friend. (1+ / 0-)
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        Joieau

        He shares posts in Arabic.  I try Bing translation, and most often get pure gobbledigook.  There's no chance at understanding anything (except that Allah pops up a lot).

        The Republicans are defunding, not defending, America.

        by DSPS owl on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 11:58:30 AM PDT

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