Google makes Translate more accurate and 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!

Florence Ion

Florence Ion was formerly an editor and columnist at Android Central. She writes about Android-powered devices of all types and explores their usefulness in her everyday life. You can follow her on Twitter or watch her Tuesday nights on All About Android.