Has anyone been regularly using Google Translate for Khmer?

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Has anyone been regularly using Google Translate for Khmer?

Postby OrangeDragon » Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:21 pm

I do. Now and then at least. And I have my wife double check it and help me with corrections... which I correct IN their system as well (when you click a translated word it gives you options to suggest alternatives). I've noticed it getting better compared to when it first came out, so I must not be the only one doing it. Anyone else here doing anything similar to help it along?
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Re: Has anyone been regularly using Google Translate for Khm

Postby StroppyChops » Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:43 pm

Now that you've made that feature public, Google will need to fit it with a Breathalyser - or ban CEO/440 posters from suggesting changes after 3.30pm!
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Re: Has anyone been regularly using Google Translate for Khm

Postby Joon » Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:53 pm

I use Google Translate for Khmer sometimes to quickly find a spelling or translation. But I never helped to correct their system.
I mostly use Orkida and the LEMON dictionaries together (the LEMON dictionary helps me to confirm whatever Orkida has translated from English to Khmer.)
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Postby General Mackevili » Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:53 pm

I use it.

Definitely getting better, but still close to worthless.

It's good for a solid laugh now and again.
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Re: Has anyone been regularly using Google Translate for Khm

Postby OrangeDragon » Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:07 pm

For me it generally allows me to get the "gist" of what is being said. Particularly useful in regards to my teen nephew's facebook posts with his friends to make sure he's not up to no good. ;-) he's my ward, so my responsibility, and while he's generally a VERY good boy... he's still a teenager.
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Re: Has anyone been regularly using Google Translate for Khm

Postby Joon » Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:32 pm

Oh! I should've precised that I only look up words on Google Translate, and not entire sentences or texts.

Considering only vocabulary, Google Translate has a pretty good arsenal.
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Postby StroppyChops » Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:16 pm

Joon wrote:Google Translate has a pretty good arsenal.
So does Mrs Stroppy :P
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Re: Has anyone been regularly using Google Translate for Khm

Postby General Mackevili » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:18 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
Joon wrote:Google Translate has a pretty good arsenal.
So does Mrs Stroppy :P
Pepper spray, from what I hear.
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Re: Has anyone been regularly using Google Translate for Khm

Postby StroppyChops » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:22 pm

Although with the way the locals use chili, you have to wonder whether pepper spray would deter them or just whet their appetite.
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Re: Has anyone been regularly using Google Translate for Khm

Postby GMJS-CEO » Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:03 pm

General Mackevili wrote:I use it.

Definitely getting better, but still close to worthless.

It's good for a solid laugh now and again.
Worthless? I think I can get the gist of most news articles when using it so far from worthless for me.

What do you use it for that makes you think it is almost worthless? Translating bar girls Facebook posts?


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