With the power of the Internet, we are able to connect with just about anyone.
Back in middle school and high school, I had an online pen pal who lived in Munich, Germany. I personally know about two words of German, while my pen pal was trying to learn English. While we were worlds apart, we had a lot in common and always had lots to talk about. However, there was that language problem. What we ended up doing was writing our e-mails into a translator, trying to be polite to one another. Of course we all know that the translations don’t translate word for word and sometimes make for an interesting read.
Google Translator, however, has rolled out three new features which should make translations much easier. Fifty-one languages are supported by Google Translator and according to Google that’s 98 percent of the Internet community. (more…)