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I came across a young Bkk taxi driver a while back who had set up google translate (both written and voice) on an iPad.   As soon as I got in his cab he handed me the ipad and said politely 

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...ya know, you could just post a YouTube link to an episode to give people an idea of what you saw and are looking for.   And a simple google search reveals what people think of their trans

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Machine Translators are not humans and will never be as intelligent as an expert.

 

I have seen many machine translators translating wrong sentences. Language is complex and need a human to correctly translate.

 

It might translate 30% correctly if you speak slowly but will never replace a human.

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18 minutes ago, sanuk711 said:

Yes, its a Lazada site, has the Magnifier glass for the close ups etc......I have taken the name , now doing a search on different sites as theirs no response from buyers for that item on that site

maybe made in China, if so, am afraid the manual not easy to read, keep us posted, thanks

 

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Just now, EricTh said:

It might translate 30% correctly if you speak slowly.

Amazon is saying 98%.......... may an exaggeration but I would think someone in the States would say something if that's way out, for what your paying for.......looking up about them (Translators) there has been a vast improvement in the last 3 years.

 

 these 2 on the TV program were doing anything but speaking slowly, at one time both translators going at the same time.

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1 minute ago, sanuk711 said:

Amazon is saying 98%.......... may an exaggeration but I would think someone in the States would say something if that's way out, for what your paying for.......looking up about them (Translators) there has been a vast improvement in the last 3 years.

 

 these 2 on the TV program were doing anything but speaking slowly, at one time both translators going at the same time.

 

That's not what I discovered, a Thai person used a machine translator to communicate with me in Thai and most of the translations were gibberish.

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Mavideol said:

maybe made in China, if so, am afraid the manual not easy to read, keep us posted, thanks

Yer will do....but remember its not all junk from China...if their selling to Amazon, then I expect the same level as their selling to Apple.

 

  • It is with bi-directional translation, you will recognize what you said and speak the result of the translation aloud, it is 98% accurate for both simple sentences and complicated sentences.
  • Translation response speed of 0.1 seconds.
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8 minutes ago, sanuk711 said:

I don't know if it is this one from Amazon    --but it looks the same as the TV program

https://www.amazon.com/Translator-Intelligent-Translation-Negotiation-Electronic/dp/B086SXLNZV

I saw this one being used by a couple of travelers on a travel show or something in that order, it was impressive but couldn't find the details, great job, thks

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1 minute ago, EricTh said:

That's not what I discovered, a Thai person used a machine translator to communicate with me in Thai and most of the translations were gibberish.

That is the feed back I want EricTH, that's why I have gone to an English site...looking at the feed back now.

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1 minute ago, sanuk711 said:

That is the feed back I want EricTH, that's why I have gone to an English site...looking at the feed back now.

maybe @EricTh he's not incorrect, would be a little concerned mostly using it with asian languages where by they speak by tonality and their words sometimes sound the same but have completely different meanings... but you originally mention it being used by SK vs English and sounded good, maybe some additional research needed

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6 minutes ago, Mavideol said:

maybe some additional research needed

Yer seems like it..........Is SK language tonal ?........anyway will post before I buy and after.  Thanks

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1 minute ago, sanuk711 said:

Yer seems like it..........Is SK language tonal ?........anyway will post before I buy and after.  Thanks

yes, very similar to Chinese/Japanese.....

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There are multiple different devices available on the market now. A big surge over the last couple of years. They are advertized everywhere, including I think on ThaiVisa.

 

If available in shops/department stores, the obvious thing would be to try one out before buying ...

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8 minutes ago, mfd101 said:

If available in shops/department stores, the obvious thing would be to try one out before buying ...

Yes that would be a plan mfd101....if I didn't live in Nakon Nowhere..................:w00t:

 

I usually go to BKK about twice a year, just want to narrow the choices down.

 

 

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