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06/22/17 12:03 AM


For anyone who still thinks that Google Translate is even remotely worthwhile for even English<->European languages, consider this:

I'm currently trying to get a translation of the decision letter that just granted me a permanent residence permit in Sweden. I've typed up everything verbatim, yet Google Translate is giving me a translation which is literally the exact opposite of what the source text states. I'm not good enough at Swedish to know all of the vocabulary, but I'm good enough to know that "talar mot" means "to speak against", and yet Google Translate is giving me the exact opposite:

Partial source text: "om förhållandet framstår som seriöst och inte särskilda skäl talar mot att tilstånd ges"
Google Translate: "if the relationship appears to be serious and no special reasons indicate that permission is granted."
Correct translation: "if the relationship appears to be sufficiently serious and there are no special reasons to indicate that permission is to be denied."
Explanation: "...särskilda skäl talar mot att tilstånd ges", literally translates, word-for-word, "reasons specific speaking against to permission given". The word "mot" means "counter to", or "against". This is something that Google Translate completely misses.

Then, in a second paragraph using largely the same phrasing, it makes exactly the same error. I emphasize, the provided translation is literally the inverse of what it should say. Fuck!







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* The Return of the Japump ShouTime 06/18/17 10:20 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Pks2000  06/22/17 01:23 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Vas Crabb  06/22/17 01:43 PM
. * This is a wonderful example of international diplomacy [more...] The tECHIDNA  06/21/17 11:04 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump (w/ Artwork?) Mr. DoAdministrator  06/20/17 10:45 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump (w/ Artwork?) ShouTime  06/20/17 10:54 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump (w/ Artwork?) Mr. DoAdministrator  06/20/17 11:37 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump (w/ Artwork?) R.Coltrane  06/22/17 08:23 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump (w/ Artwork?) ShouTime  06/21/17 05:26 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump (w/ Artwork?) Phil Bennett  06/21/17 06:49 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump (w/ Artwork?) ShouTime  06/21/17 03:06 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump (w/ Artwork?) Olivier Galibert  06/21/17 09:21 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump TafoidAdministrator  06/20/17 01:31 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump gamez fan  06/18/17 11:57 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/18/17 11:37 PM
. * Bravo Shou, Brizzo -nt- Phil Bennett  06/18/17 09:43 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump B2K24  06/18/17 08:55 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump BrianT  06/18/17 06:00 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/18/17 11:40 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump MooglyGuy  06/18/17 11:51 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump brizzo  06/19/17 02:43 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/19/17 02:48 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Renegade  06/19/17 03:57 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump SmitdoggAdministrator  06/19/17 06:06 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/19/17 07:34 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump brizzo  06/19/17 08:33 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/19/17 04:00 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump soviet  06/19/17 05:53 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/19/17 06:33 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump MooglyGuy  06/20/17 12:34 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/20/17 01:27 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump brizzo  06/19/17 05:48 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/19/17 06:36 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump brizzo  06/19/17 07:04 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/19/17 09:04 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Haze  06/19/17 09:07 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/19/17 09:18 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump brizzo  06/19/17 10:01 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/20/17 02:10 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump brizzo  06/20/17 02:41 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/20/17 02:57 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump SmitdoggAdministrator  06/20/17 03:56 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/20/17 04:06 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump SmitdoggAdministrator  06/20/17 04:09 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump ShouTime  06/20/17 02:33 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/20/17 02:53 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Haze  06/19/17 09:27 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/19/17 09:50 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump MooglyGuy  06/19/17 04:44 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump SmitdoggAdministrator  06/19/17 07:46 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump brizzo  06/19/17 07:28 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump *=/STARRIDER\=*  06/19/17 03:50 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/19/17 01:51 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Master O  06/18/17 05:53 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump CTOJAH  06/18/17 04:43 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/18/17 11:33 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump dgp  06/19/17 08:56 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Vas Crabb  06/19/17 11:42 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump dgp  06/19/17 12:11 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump MooglyGuy  06/19/17 12:46 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump dgp  06/19/17 01:31 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/19/17 04:09 PM
. * Lest anyone think we're full of shit MooglyGuy  06/22/17 12:03 AM
. * Lest anyone think *I'm* full of shit MooglyGuy  06/22/17 02:19 AM
. * Re: Lest anyone think *I'm* full of shit remax  06/22/17 10:57 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump B2K24  06/19/17 04:22 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump MooglyGuy  06/19/17 10:21 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump dgp  06/19/17 12:04 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Olivier Galibert  06/19/17 08:40 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Jason  06/18/17 06:19 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump CTOJAH  06/18/17 06:27 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Master O  06/18/17 06:21 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump CTOJAH  06/18/17 06:49 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump brizzo  06/18/17 08:03 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump CTOJAH  06/19/17 07:14 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump MooglyGuy  06/18/17 08:39 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump SmitdoggAdministrator  06/18/17 08:53 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump MooglyGuy  06/18/17 11:03 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump SmitdoggAdministrator  06/18/17 11:17 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump MooglyGuy  06/18/17 05:31 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump CTOJAH  06/18/17 06:14 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Mr. DoAdministrator  06/19/17 03:58 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump CTOJAH  06/19/17 07:04 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Mr. DoAdministrator  06/20/17 10:39 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump B2K24  06/19/17 07:12 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Mucci  06/18/17 11:29 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump 9ofzeven  06/18/17 11:21 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Vas Crabb  06/18/17 10:40 AM

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