is getting an AI-powered upgrade in the coming weeks to help you find more accurate translations, especially for words with multiple definitions. The app will offer additional contextual translation options with descriptions and examples.
Let’s say you’re looking for a translation of the word “row,” which has multiple meanings in English. It can refer to an argument, a row of seats on an airplane, or using an oar to propel a boat. Google Translate should soon offer translations for all these variants, along with examples of how they are used.
says the app will provide “the context you need to translate accurately and use the correct turns of phrase, local idioms or appropriate words depending on your intent.” If all goes well, this should help you communicate more clearly in different languages . The upgraded contextual translations will be available for languages such as English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish starting this month, with more to follow.
Meanwhile, the company recently released a redesign of Translate for Android. Coming soon to the iOS app. The updated app introduces more gestures that should make it easier to use, including quicker access to language selection and a swipe option to bring up recent translations. Google says translations are now more readable, while an additional 33 languages are available for device translation, including Basque, Hawaiian, Hmong, Kurdish, Sundanese, Yiddish, and Zulu.
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