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December 17, 2010

Google Translate's Beatbox Easter Egg

Last month, a Reddit user found an unexpected way to use Google Translate: as a beatbox.
1) Go to Google Translate
2) Set the translator to translate German to German
3) Copy + paste the following into the translate box: pv zk pv pv zk pv zk kz zk pv pv pv zk pv zk zk pzk pzk pvzkpkzvpvzk kkkkkk bsch
4) Click "listen"
5) Be amazed :)

You could also use this permalink, but it's less exciting. There are many other variations you could try.

Google decided to make it more obvious that this is an Easter egg by replacing "Listen" with "Beatbox".


Here's a YouTube video featured in Google Demo Slam:


{ Thanks, Zachary. }

26 comments:

  1. It's stopped working here :( The speaker just reads the letters.

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  2. Also not working here. Neither german to german (as said in the article) and english to german (as shown in the demoslam video).
    The button text does change to beatbox though, but it's just reading the letters.

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  3. It's an old news. Only replacing "Listen" with "Beatbox" is the new one.

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  4. I like the Russian beatboxer better :)

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  5. Umm, that's not an Easter egg. I seriously doubt google's programmers added it as some kind of a hidden feature.

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    1. "Google decided to make it more obvious that this is an Easter egg by replacing 'Listen' with 'Beatbox'."

      The Google programmers DID replace "listen" with "beatbox". Otherwise it might have still sounded like a beatbox, but you would have to click "listen."

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  6. wtf!?
    hahahaha
    i laughed so hard!

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  7. Nice just tested it works and you are right the listen was changed to Beatbox button when I used the "did you mean this link" it read out like German speech
    with the listen button back

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  8. I did this awhile back too. Pretty awesome. I even played around with various letters and whatnot. fun for a bit. Someone needs to make a beatbox app outta this for budding beatbox-ers

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  9. A while ago, it did work here. But today I tried again and it doesn't work anymore! The 'Listen'-button still turns into 'beatbox', but there's no beatboxing anymore, when you klick on 'beatbox' or 'listen'. It just stays quiet, even no pronouncing, like when you translate the same sentence in any other language.

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  10. It worked for me on November 29, 2011...

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  11. ORLY? that date hasnt passed yet.

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  12. "3 comments"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Do you agree?

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  13. Try this in ALBANIAN:
    pv zk pv pv zk pv zk kz zk pv pv pv zk pv zk zk pzk pzk pvzkpkzvpvzk kkkkkk bsch
    It's LOL
    Hotlink: http://translate.google.com/#sq|sq|pvzk%20bschkpv%20zkpc%20bschk%20zk%20pv%EF%BB%BF%20zk%20bschk%20pv%20zk%20pv%20bschk%20zk%20bschk%20pv%20bschk%20bschk%20pv%20kkkkkkkkk%20bschk

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  14. tz, tz tk; tz, tz tz tk; tz, tz tk; bk bk kkkk bsch; tk, tk bch; tz, tk bch; tk, tk bch; tz; tk bsch

    tz, tz tk; tz, tz tz tk; tz, tz tk; bk bk kkkk bsch; tk, tk bch; tk, tk bch; tk tk, kkkkk qxkqx; bch

    tz, tz tk; tz, tz tz tk; tz, tz tk; bk bk kkkk bsch; tk, tk bch; tz, tz bch; tk, tk bch; tz qxkqx sh

    tz, tz bch, kkkkk qxkqxk bch btztzzzz, tk btztzzzz, tk btztzzzz, tz bk bk; bsch.

    tz tz tk bch, tz tz tk bch, qxkqx kkk ksch kt bk kt bk kt bkkkk qxkqxkqxk sp bsch. tz, tz tk bch

    tz, bch bch, tz bch bch bch bch, fsh bschk kkkkk qxkqxk bsch bschkkkk th, sp

    pv zk pv zk bch, pv zk pv zk bch, qxkqx bch bch pv pv tz tz tz bschkkk pv zk bsch.

    pv zk bschk zk pv zk bschk zk pv tsk bschkkkk qxkqxk zk tz th, sp pv zk bschk zk zk zk pv fschk bsch

    These are my beatboxes so far. Please notice that each of these are seperate. Enjoy!

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  15. how is it an easter egg?! i think its cool but i dont get the easter egg thing

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  16. this is effin awsome zk pv kkkkkk pv zk pv pv zk pv zk kz zk pv pv pv zk pv zk zk pzk pzk pvzkpkzvpvzk kkkkkk bsch kkkkkp

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  17. lol, easter egg is like u find them, as theyre hidden

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  18. http://translate.google.com/#fr|nl|une%20niche%0A
    lol xD

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  19. not really an easter egg though is it

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  20. pv zk bschk, pv bschk kkkk pv zk bschk, pvpvpv kkkkk pv zk bschk kkk bschk

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  21. pv zk pv pv zk pv zk kz zk pv pv pv zk pv zk zk pzk pzk pvzkpkzvpvzk kkkkkk bsch thats the best :) :D

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  22. dubstep :
    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ddddddddddddd mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ooooooooooooooo

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