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Voyagerfan5761 [PersonRank 3]

Tuesday, June 17, 2008
11 years ago5,604 views

That's really, really weird...

Henning [PersonRank 3]

11 years ago #

Same translation applies for it-bg, it-cz, it-de, it-es, it-fi, it-fr, it-gr, it-hr, it-nl, it-no, it-pl, it-pt, it-ro, it-se and even for it-Hindi!

it-ru transcribes the letters to kyrillic: Барак Обама.

For Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Korean I cannot read the result...

Voyagerfan5761 [PersonRank 3]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Henning: And that makes it even weirder.

Jindra [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Isn't it because of the "suggest better translation" button && people having fun with it?

Marcello [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

If you translate from italian to japanese and then back from japanese to english you get "BARAKKUOBAMA".

it would be interesting to know how Vittorio found this out...

M

MMZaza [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

In Arabic it's also Barack Obama "باراك اوباما"

Freiddie [PersonRank 7]

11 years ago #

LOL

MK [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Simpled Chinese: 巴拉克奥巴马 and
Traditional Chinese: 巴拉克奧巴馬 are both Barack Obama

Ian Davies [PersonRank 2]

11 years ago #

It seems to be back to normal now – the translation shows 'funny guy'.
Weird though!

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Here's a way to post permalinks:
translate.google.com/translate ...

I'm sure Google adjusted this error manually.

Ian Davies [PersonRank 2]

11 years ago #

Thing is, the translations from the Italian simpaticone into Dutch Spanish Swedish, German and Greek (??) are all 'funny guy'! That's not right!

David E Y Sarna [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

The GoogleGazer (googlegazer.com/) notes that doing what the post says on translate.google.com/translate ... yields the result "funny man". Sounds like they fixed it.

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