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January 31, 2009

7 New Languages in Google Translate

Expect 7 new languages in Google Translate soon: Albanian (9-13 million speakers*), Estonian (1.1 million speakers), Galician (3-4 million speakers), Hungarian (15 million speakers), Maltese (around 400,000 speakers), Thai (60-65 million speakers) and Turkish (63 million speakers). Many of the comments from a previous post requested Turkish, so Google listened to the feedback.


Another change is that the English dictionary has been improved significantly and it includes synonyms, antonyms, pronunciations, detailed definitions and examples from Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.


Update (a day later): As previously announced, the new languages have been added to Google Translate.


* Source: Wikipedia.

68 comments:

  1. Great! Hungarian at long last!

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  2. I agree, the Hungarian was a long-standing debt.

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  3. yeahhhh they made it!!!!!
    Finally Turkish was added by Google.
    i really wonder if it works well due to very complicated structure of turkish, and i guess it wont be a nice translation.
    Because present translation softwares for TR really suck!

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  4. i wished they would have autodetect as default and not spanish. and chrome needs the google toolbar features soon. i miss the mousehover translations alot

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  5. the same for Hungarian - it was easy to include germanic and slavic and neolatin languages, but Hungarian is so different and so complicated that I can not really believe it will create quality translations

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  6. I love you Google! Greets from Turkey. Hehe

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  7. i think that if tayyip erdogan didnt shout at peres, google wouldnt do anythink like adding turkish language. because bildircinhurmalargotumutirmalar can never be translated that of course because am is are.

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  8. on the other hand ipimlekuşağımsikimledaşağım also never been translated

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  9. Turkish is harder than other languages to translate it. But Google has a office in Turkey, so they can help. I wanted to see Turkish in languages list before now.

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  10. Is there a Turkish to English or English to Turkish translation? Because it is hard to make translation to Turkish to English. Do they mean all?

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  11. Thank you so much for Turkish.
    We love you Google!

    Greets from Turkey

    We also want speel check at Chrome for Turkish...

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  12. Türkçe'yi Süleyman'ın gözü yimedi ellaam... :P

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  13. I love u Google :) 10x 4 adding Turkish...

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  14. Köszönjük neked Google.

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  15. Many, many, many thanks to google... Ezer köszönet!!! Ez már nagyon kellett!

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    BU SİTEYE ERİŞİM ENGELLENMİŞTİR.
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  17. google you are grreat... at the end Turkish is in google-translate... From now on, you will get many many more ticks from Turkey ... Turks love you ;)

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  18. Thank you for adding Turkish and the other languages. In a global world, no languages should be ignored. And it is already great you can mention you followed these comments and got a feedback for Turkish on the main post above.

    Regards.

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  19. Thank you supporting for Turkish (:

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  20. Hi,
    Thanks for your hard working. I know it's really complex to translate Turkish to English. There are some problems especially on turned sentences down. I try to suggest better translation using "suggest a better translation link".

    Note: Some comments have swearwords. I don't know whether these comments were written by Turkish users or not. Please delete these embarrassing comments, i apologise for these issue as a Turkish guy.

    Here's the comments' permalinks:

    http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2009/01/new-languages-in-google-translate.html#c3296656606223854760
    http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2009/01/new-languages-in-google-translate.html#c7784886988346347432
    http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2009/01/new-languages-in-google-translate.html#c4897341917900526181
    http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2009/01/new-languages-in-google-translate.html#c7474819325106530445


    Best regards.

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  21. With this oppurtunity, Turkish people will every sitesi spam. Google made wrong.

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  22. this site may harm your computer

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  23. yeaaah at last turkish!! we always support you google..

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  24. google virüs yapsa indiririm.

    ben teşekkür etmek google.

    malatyadaki halamlara sevgiler.

    çikın transleyt.

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  25. Google, senin için türkçeye çeviriyor diyorlar, doğru mu?

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  26. Thank you Google, my dear. Although all the Turkish to x language translations I've ever encountered sucks big time, I'm kinda hopefull Google may have the means to pull it off.

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  27. Macedonian ?

    There are around 3-4 million people speaking Macedonian language.

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  28. Hm.. i think that this is a great idea and that it's a brilliant thing .. but still i'd appreacciate it if there is Macedonian language in the list ...
    Greets,
    IB

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  29. Do you have any plans for adding the Macedonian language soon?

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  30. I woild like MACEDONIAN language to be added to the list. I hope it is not too much to ask. I don't think it's a hard thing to be done for a giant like Google ..., or is it?!
    Thank you!
    BA

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  31. Please don`t leave Macedonian out!
    Me and my friends use Google Translate so often that it has become a part of our every day life, but I can`t say that we can avoid the gap that there`s not Macedonian in the list...

    Thank you Google team :-)

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  32. I think Macedonian language is great idea :)
    Why not?

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  33. Thak you Google for Turkish translation. It's very nice but it has so many mistake. I hope it will be OK.
    Thank you again...

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  34. I would be very very very happy to see Macedonian language in the list. Please add it.

    Thank you Google team :)

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  35. I also want Macedonian language in google translate. Im sure lots of Macedonian programmers and linguists will be willing to help.

    Cheers, Blaze

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  36. Ej, don`t forget Macedonian!!!It`s wonderful language :)

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  37. To send your feedback for Google Translate, use this page. You can help Google by sending parallel text in your language and English.

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  38. Why isn't there Macedonian language?? I would like to see it on Google translate, it will be very useful. We use this very often, and I don't think it's a big deal to add Macedonian language.
    Thank you, Google Team.
    Best wishes from MACEDONIA!

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  39. I would be very joyful if I see translation service in Macedonian language .. must say that it would be helpful for me, too .. so, thanks in advance

    Dragan

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  40. Great news!
    Could you please add Macedonian too! :)

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  41. Thnaks for Estonian language :)

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  42. Guys, We need Macedonian translation

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  43. We want Macedoooooooooonian on Goooooooooogle!
    Natalija

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  44. Please,add Macedonian language!

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  45. buna çok sevindik, süper oldu :)

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  46. There is still no spell checking in GMail for the turkish language ... :-(((

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  47. Adding Macedonian to the language list, will be great thing ;)
    TIA

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  48. It was realy hard job. Because, Turkish is not a simple language. It is very complex for translating. But Google to get ahead this.

    Thanks to all of Google engineers.

    Compliments,
    Hakan

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  49. thanks for adding Turkish to google translate! yeahhh!

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  50. Where is Macedonian language?
    There are about 2 million people in Macedonia,and 1 million in other countries that are speaking Macedonian,that is about 3 million people,and you have translated a languages with a less people who spoke their language

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  51. Where is Valencian language?

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  52. I frequently use google tools, and they are just great. But I need support for my language - Macedonian language.
    Thanks in advance
    Niksa

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  53. Armenian language has about 6 million speakers, you should consider adding it too. thanks.

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  54. and where is macedonian language ? give us that :))) thanks

    Aki

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  55. We want MACEDONIAN on Google !!!!!!!!!!

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