Here's a bit of news that will make your translation prowess a little more sophisticated.

If you're like me and you check yourself before you make a fool of yourself by butchering someone else's native tongue, you'll appreciate the latest update to Google Translate.

Google has announced that it's launched the next step in making its translation services even better: Neural Machine Translation. This technique translates whole sentences at a time rather than tackling them word-by-word. The results are less robotic, more contextual translations that won't make a fool of you when you're overseas.

The Neural Machine Translation engine is now in action for English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Turkish.

You can use it with Google Search, the Google Translate app for Android, and on the web. Google said its goal it to eventually roll out Neural Machine Translation to all 103 languages, but until that's fulfilled, consider contributing to the Translate Community, where you can help review translations. I just helped with Romanian!