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Google Translate
Google Translate homepage
Type of site
Statistical and neural machine translation
Available in133 languages, see below
UsersOver 500 million people daily
LaunchedApril 28, 2006; 18 years ago (2006-04-28) (as statistical machine translation)[1]
November 15, 2016; 7 years ago (2016-11-15) (as neural machine translation)[2]
Current statusActive

Google Translate is a machine translation website from Google that can translate text between different languages. It can translate words, sentences, documents and web pages between any combination of 133 supported languages as of 11th May, 2022.[3] It was launched on April 28, 2006 and has always been free to use.[4]

Google Translate can do more than just show the translation of words. It can also show how to pronounce (say) the word using text-to-speech, and show the definition (meaning) like a dictionary. More recently, it also lets the community make changes or suggestions, for example, if the computer made a wrong translation. This is very much like how one can contribute to websites like Google Maps and Wikipedia.

Supported languages[change | change source]

As of June 2024, the following 133 languages are supported by Google Translate.[5]

Languages in development and beta version[change | change source]

The following languages are not yet supported by Google Translate, but are available in the Translate Community. As of March 2024, there were 102 languages in development and 8 of them are in beta version.[6] In March 28, 2024, Google removed contribute feature.

History of development[change | change source]

On 11th of May, 2022, Google Translate adds 24 new languages from around the world. Out of the 24 languages, 8 are from India. The newly supported languages are: Assamese, Aymara, Bambara, Bhojpuri, Dhivehi, Dogri, Ewe, Guarani, Ilocano, Konkani, Krio, Kurdish (Sorani), Lingala, Luganda, Maithili, Meiteilon (Manipuri), Mizo, Oromo, Quechua, Sanskrit, Sepedi, Tigrinya, Tsonga, and Twi.[7][8]

References[change | change source]

  1. Orch, Franz (April 28, 2006). "Statistical machine translation live". Google Research Blog. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  2. Turovsky, Barak (November 15, 2016). "Found in translation: More accurate, fluent sentences in Google Translate". The Keyword Google Blog. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  3. About Google Translate Google
  4. Franz Josef Och (2006-04-28). "Statistical machine translation live". Google Research Blog.
  5. "See which features work with each language". Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  6. "Sign in - Google Accounts". accounts.google.com.
  7. "Google Translate gets support for 24 additional languages". GSMArena.com. Retrieved 2022-05-12.
  8. "Google I/O 2022: Google Translate adds support for 24 new languages including 8 Indian languages". Moneycontrol. Retrieved 2022-05-12.

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