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Lest anyone think *I'm* full of shit
06/22/17 02:19 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!

Someone else perhaps rightly pointed out that the specific snippets of text that I posted above are actually translated correctly.

To an extent, that makes it even more unacceptable, that the translation is so catastrophically bad in context. Here's a tweet where I post a full side-by-side translation and correction for the entire four paragraphs that I threw at it: https://twitter.com/TheMogMiner/status/877676929738059776

And as I mention in the follow-up tweet, I like how it translates "utlänningslagen" as simultaneously "Aliens team" and "foreign team", and not the appropriate "foreigner-law", and for that matter, it translates something as simple as "lag", which in context is obviously "law", i.e. "Jantelagen", "The Jante-law", as LAYER!

So, yeah. Don't even begin to come in here telling us all about how great Google Translate is. No. You appear to have ridden your high-horse out, DPG. Stay out of the CPT.







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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
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. * 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
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. * Re: The Return of the Japump MooglyGuy  06/19/17 04:44 PM
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. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/18/17 11:33 PM
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. * Re: The Return of the Japump MooglyGuy  06/19/17 12:46 PM
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. * 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
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