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Reasons to learn a language, #823: Google Translate is not enough

January 12, 2014

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I know, I know: I’ve said it before. Google Translate is no substitute for real translation, and even less so for learning a real language. You don’t have to take my word for it, though: Nataly Kelly of the Huffington Post explains why computers will never be perfect translators in this piece.   — for […]

The Perils of Google Translate

June 18, 2012

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My students typically look at me sceptically when I beg them not to use Google Translate. She just wants to make life more difficult for us, they think. Which is not true. She doesn’t realise I have a finite amount of time available to me. Which is not true either. She wants me to think about the word and […]