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Adventures with Google Translator (1 of many)

Don’t get us wrong. Google Translator has its uses and is a great tool to get a quick idea of a text. But sometimes, a machine just can’t handle the language. This example comes from a set of questions in a Sherlock Holmes graded reader. As you can see, the last few are true to the original. However, instead of “rompiendo” for “breaking”, we have “de última hora”, as in BREAKING NEWS. Tune in next week for more adventures with Google Translator …

 

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Strange Random Translation Quote:

The original is unfaithful to the translation. – Jorge Luis Borges

 

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