Thanks to fancy new upgrades like neural network learning, translation apps like Google Translate and Microsoft Translator are better than ever. They can translate almost anything you want. But you shouldn't lean on them when you travel. In fact, I think you should use them as little as possible — if at all.
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It seems that Google isn't the only developer powering their translation app with neural network technology. Microsoft Translator also recently upgraded to better understand full sentences and provide more human-sounding output.
The Melbourne Cup is nearly upon us, which means workplace sweeps, free-flowing champers and people wearing silly hats. It's also a good opportunity to show off your commanding grasp of the sport’s varied verbiage. This in-depth glossary is designed to help ensure you know your farriers from your fascinators.
Whether you're a globetrotter, language student, or business owner, tools like Google Translate and Microsoft Translator make it easier for everyone in the world to understand one another. But while both can translate text, speech, and images, they still each have their own quirks. So all aboard the showdown train! Next stop: translation station.
Have you ever wondered why Americans and British/Aussies spell English differently? How are colour and colour the same word? Centre and center? What's up with that? It's all thanks to Noah Webster (yeah, the Webster of Merriam-Webster). When America gained independence, Webster wanted to simplify unreasonable spellings that were handed down from the British.
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If you, uh, have a tendency to use filler words like "um" or "like" when you talk, it's not the end of the world. Turns out they can actually be a good thing — as long as you use them right.
Duolingo is easily one of the most popular ways to learn a new language, and today the company's releasing Tinycards, a tool for learning much more than just a new language using flashcards.
At times, lies seem so harmless, but they can stress us out and even cost us money. On a more subtle level, it changes our pattern of speech, and since most of us aren't as good at lying as we think, if you know what to look for you can probably catch a lie in the act.
"The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language." So goes the old chestnut commonly attributed to playwright George Bernard Shaw. One of those separations is in the spelling of words like colour (color), theatre (theater), and realise (realize). But how did this separation occur?
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Many of us dream of going to a foreign country and learning some of the local language so that we can at least make conversation. But we don't want to spend years doing it. Is there any way to learn a language in a week or two, the way those ads on the internet promise? It's hard to believe, but in some cases, the answer is yes.