Google Translator is a free service provided by Google.com on the Internet. You can use it to translate words, websites and also documents into various languages.
This is a must have tool for people who want to learn different languages online. Google Translate can also be used to translate foreign language words that you come across on the web.
According to wiki, Google Translator came into existence on May 26, 2011. Initially the tool was used to translate Arabic languages into English. As of January 2012 you can translate more than 60 Languages using the tool.
There are many other translation tools online such as Babelfish from Yahoo, Translator from Reference.com and Bing Translator. But Google Translator stands out of the crowd because it is very effective compared to the other tools.
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Before you get all excited there is something that you need to understand about the Google Translate tool. It is not 100% accurate and it does not always show the actual meaning of a sentence in the correct order. Google Translator is a tool after all and it is gaining perfection as you are reading this article.
Some of the main languages that you can translate using the tool are:
- Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
- Hindi and many more
Google Translator is not a software that you need to download rather it’s an online tool that you can access at this URL: http://translate.google.com/
By default when you click on the above link you will see that the option is set to English/Detect Language. So in case if you are trying to translate a word without knowing its language then this is a great way to get the actual translation of the word. Also you can click on the translated word in order to get an alternative translation in some cases.
If you are trying to translate a document in some foreign language then click on the above URL and click on the link which states ‘Translate a Document’. You would need to upload the document that you want the translation for onto Google’s server. Be sure that the file format of the document should be PDF, PPT, XLS, DOC, TXT or RTF.
In order to use Google Translate you just need a browser with Internet connection. If you have any further questions or doubts then just check out the below link which takes you to the Google Translate help page:
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Read more about it in this page: Google Translate Wiki.