Arguably one of the most popular online language translation tools in the world, Google Translate is trusted by millions of users for quick, non-critical translation needs. Occasionally, however, Google Translate has completely dropped the ball, giving its audience hilarious outputs. Check out some of the best flops from Google Translate this year…
Have you ever typed particular characters into Google Translate to get a fairly strange translation? If you haven’t, try it out with the characters these individuals used.
えぐ – Return
えぐえぐ – Regret
えぐえぐえぐ – Eco-Production
えぐえぐえぐえぐ – Wednesday Eggpling
えぐえぐえぐえぐえぐえぐえぐ – DECEARING EGG
To truly understand the humor in DECEARING EGG, check out this YouTube video covering this translation which was viewed over 4 million times!
Flipping the characters is just as enjoyable…
ぐえ – Toe
ぐえぐえ – Smoky
ぐえぐえぐえ – Deep-fried Eggplant
ぐえぐえぐえぐえ – Tasty mochuge
ぐえぐえぐえぐえぐえ – Eggplant
ぐえぐえぐえぐえぐえぐえ – Footprint Eee
ぐえぐえぐえぐえぐえぐえぐえ – Footprints Eggplant
ぐえぐえぐえぐえぐえぐえぐえぐえ – Easy google map
Keep going on your own to find more of what Google thinks these symbols mean. The possibilities are seemingly endless!
Another strange translation Google picks up is that of the Vietnamese alphabet. It turns out, the alphabet actually means something (According to Google Translate):
Then, there is the poetic side of Google Translate. We’re not talking William Shakespeare or Emily Dickinson, but in its’ own category possibly. Ben Zimmer, a linguist, began to notice that other characters in the Japanese language, when repeated over and over again, result in a strange type of poetry. You be the judge…
When Zimmer repeatedly entered two characters which are pronounced “e tsu”, Google Translate delivered the following:
Escape to the world
Electric roof top
A terrible experience
I miss you for a friend
I’m afraid to use it
I loan it for you
I miss you for a ___ ___ 0
IMPORTANT NOT LIABILITIES
I felt it was a big experience.
Meanwhile, it is a must do for you
Meanwhile I can say that I am a
Meanwhile, we are a
Meanwhile, we are a
Take a look at the top of the page
I miss you for a moment.
IMPORTANT: I can not go wrong.
Okay, so Google Translate is indeed an incredible, free online tool that comes in handy for a quick, general translation. However, it still has some “issues” to work out. While it’s fun to find the humor in Google’s mistakes, professional translation is no laughing matter. When you need a trusted, professional translation team, let Atlas Language Services be your guide, from Arabic to Zulu.