Besides en2zh, the other supported language pairs are, according to Google: ar2en, bg2en, de2en, de2fr, el2en, en2ar, en2de, en2el, en2es, en2fr, en2it, en2ja, en2ko, en2nl, en2ru, es2en, fi2en, fr2de, fr2en, hi2en, hr2en, it2en, ja2en, ko2en, nl2en, ru2en, uk2en, ur2en, zh2en. Always append @bot.talk.google.com to get the bot address.
Tip: To quickly launch Google Talk without any installation, you can bookmark talkgadget.google.com/talkgadget/popout in Firefox. Now go to your bookmark properties by right-clicking the bookmark. In the keyword field enter “talk” (no quotes). Next time, you can just enter “talk” into the browser address bar to launch the chat.
Also see Google Translator: The Universal Language from 2005.
Update: Jade in the comments writes, “Interesting that you included a screenshot for en2zh, which shows the quality of the translation is still laughably (or painfully) bad. Throw those sentences to a Chinese person and he wouldn’t be even able to make a reasonable guess what it means... Google translate still needs work, A LOT of work..”
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