Hooray! やったー!

February 15, 2008

I am a fan of a new 20% project Google has rolled out: translation bots in Google Chat. Add a specific e-mail address to your buddy list (my bot of choice is en2ja@bot.talk.google.com) and if you send it a message, it will spit back a translation. This is a lot faster than Babelfish and what have you, and you can have a group chat open with multiple translation bots. This is hard to explain, but check the link and look at the screenshot.

This is a fantastic resource for anyone trying to learn a new language. As my interest in Japanese has recently been re-piqued, I think I’m going to be having a lot of chats with en2ja in the future.

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3 Responses to “Hooray! やったー!”

  1. Danny Lucas Says:

    Arrigato Domo, Rebecca-san.

    Does this outfit do American Sign Language or is it limited to the spoken/written word?

    I am always on the outlook for ASL info, so pass it along here if you see any.

    Arrigato Domo, Rebecca-san :)

  2. Danny Lucas Says:

    I spoke with a Rebecca often today.
    Mind grooves get stuck like old records and albums, with the needle getting caught at the same part of a song. So Rebecca it was for me today. I try anew.

    Arrigato Domo, RACHEL-san!

    Does this outfit do American Sign Language or is it limited tio the spoken/written word?

    I am always on the outlook for ASL info, so pass it along here if you see any.

    Arrigato Dome, Rachel-san. :)

  3. Rachel Says:

    No problem, Danny. I don’t know about ASL–it depends, of course, on your area. If you don’t see a group you like, it is free to start one.

    No, I don’t work for Meetup… :)


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