Google Does English <-> Arabic Translation

So Google have added “English to Arabic” and “Arabic to English” translation to their Language Tools page.

It’s still in beta of course, although alpha is a bit more like it.
The results are quite amusing, if not straight out funny, but then again, nobody ever said Arabic was an easy and simple language.
I’m sure it’ll get better with time, faster than Chinese at least.

It’s really good to see Google venturing into Arabic though. Hopefully the next step will be an Arabic Google News. After all there are more Arabic speakers in this world than Hebrew speakers, and they already got a Hebrew version of Google News.

[Via: 360east]

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

One thought on “Google Does English <-> Arabic Translation”

  1. I once tried this in German–>English–the results were hilarious. Probably shouldn’t have used Rilke’s poetry–considered by some even a bit bizarre even in his mother tongue.

    And have you seen this one?

    Not bad for writing a quick note to let the folks back home know you’re OK, but probably wouldn’t want to write a novel on it. 🙂

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