Google Translate has opened up a whole new world of possibilities. Before its existence, travelers used language dictionaries to overcome language barriers. With Google Translate, however, we’re able to translate any word or phrase at the touch of a button or the snap of a camera. With hundreds of languages, there’s almost no limit to its capabilities. But what are some tips and tricks to get all you can out of it? Here are 25 Awesome Google Translate Tricks To Start Using Today.
Use Google Chrome to Translate Websites
If you’re a Google Chrome user, then Google Translate is built into the browser. If you visit a foreign language website, it’ll offer to translate the website in full for you.
Google Translate App Can be Used Offline
When you’re traveling, you won’t always have WIFI or an internet connection to your phone. Luckily, the Google Translate app allows you to download 103 different languages to your phone to translate from. So even when you’re offline, you can translate a language at your fingertips.
Improve Google Translation
Google Translate is praised for its accuracy, but it isn’t perfect. Luckily, it’s always improving. If you’re an avid language learner or want to help improve Google Translate with your own native language, they let you do that! Just visit https://translate.google.com/community
You can also improve the translation straight from the Google Translate website by clicking on translation they gave. A drop down will appear, and you can click on “Improve this translation.”
Beatbox Sound Effect
Google Translate can easily be manipulated into a beatbox machine. Set the translation from German to German and use the following example:
pv zk pv pv zk pv zk kz zk pv pv pv zk pv zk zk pzk pzk pvzkpkzvpvzk kkkkkk bsch
Click the “Listen” icon and get grooving.
If you want to create your own Google Translate beats, here are the different sounds:
zk = suspended cymbal
bschk = snare
pv = brush
bk = bass
tk = flam1
vk = roll tap
kt = flam2
kttp = flam tap
krp = hi hat tap
pv = short roll
th = better hi hat
thp, ds = instant rimshot.
Save Your Translations to the Phrasebook
Chances are you’re going to need to save some of your translations. It would be way too frustrating to keep typing the same thing in all the time. Fortunately, there’s the phrasebook. Make your translations and then click the “Star” icon underneath. Then, click the star inside a circle at the top right corner of the website to open your phrasebook.