Google Translate

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Google Translate
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Type of site
Statistical and neural machine translation
Available in185 languages, see below
OwnerGoogle
Websitetranslate.google.com
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
UsersOver 500 million people daily
LaunchedApril 28, 2006; 15 years ago (2006-04-28) (as statistical machine translation)[1]
November 15, 2016; 4 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 more than 185 supported languages.[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.

Languages[change | change source]

The following 147 languages are supported by Google Translate as of June 2021.[5]

Languages in development[change | change source]

These languages are not yet supported by Google Translate, but are available in the Translate Community.[6]

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.

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