October 1, 2022
3 tricks to get the most out of the tool

3 tricks to get the most out of the tool

One of the advantages of Google Translate is that it is very fast and has improved over the years.

Advances in machine learning have improved translation quality for over 100 languages.

Some languages, such as Spanish and German, in which there are large amounts of training data, have come a long way.

While others like Yoruba or Malayalam, where there aren’t many sources to learn, the results “leave a lot to be desired,” as software engineers Isaac Caswell and Bowen Liang explain in the search engine’s blog.

And many of the new features bring their full potential if we download the app instead of using the web tool.

Because in addition to translating text, the program includes image and audio translation.

translation tool The Google Available for iOS and Android.

Below, we share 3 tricks you might not know to get the most out of the tool:

1. Use without internet connection

You do not know the language of the country, but you want to travel. With the application on a file prison cellYou also won’t need to use your data plan when you reach your destination.

Google allows you to download languages ​​to use anywhere, even if you don’t have an internet connection.

To save download time or avoid extra data charges, download the required languages ​​when connecting to WIFI.

It is a very useful app when traveling.

2. Simultaneous voice translation

Activate the microphone and let Google do the work for you.

Imagine that you are talking to someone in Italy, who says something to you in Italian, and thanks to the translator, you hear it in Portuguese.

Also, you can answer in Portuguese, and the person will hear in their own language. In this case, in Italian.

3. Translate pictures on the street

If you don’t know what the sign on the street means, target the text with your phone’s camera and let Google work its magic.

The meaning will appear on the phone screen.

It is not even necessary to tell Google which language is in front of you.

The app will recognize you and translate for you.

And if the translation does not appear clear, then save the image and select it from your gallery or from your camera roll, the tool also provides the ability to import an image from the gallery to translate it in a few seconds.

This text has been posted Originally in https://www.bbc.com/portuguese/curiosidades-62494060