Why your Google Translate app now provides deciphering of Japanese text sucks

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Google Translate app is a free multilingual machine translation service developed by Google. It is used to translate text, speech, images, sites, or real-time video from one language into another. It provides a web interface, mobile apps for Android and iOS. Google Translate supports over 103 languages at various levels and it serves over 200 million people daily.


In November 2016, Google announced that Google Translate would switch to a neural machine translate. It translates “whole sentences at a time, rather than just piece by piece. GNMT was first enabled for eight languages to and from English and Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.


  • Google Translate app can translate multiple forms of text and media, including text, speech, images, sites, or real-time video, from one language to another.
  • It can also translate 52 languages even when you have no internet connection.
  • It supports over 103 languages at various levels as of now and serves over 200 million people daily.
  • For some languages, Google Translate app can pronounce translated the text and highlight the corresponding words and phrases in the source and target text, and act as a simple dictionary for single-word input.
  • For some languages, text can be entered via an on-screen keyboard, handwriting recognition, or speech recognition.

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Browser integration

Google Translate app is available in some browsers as an extension which can run the translation engine.

Many Firefox extensions exist for Google services, and likewise for Google Translate app, which allows right-click command access to the translation service.

An extension for Google’s Chrome browser also exists in February 2010, Google Translate was integrated into the Chrome browser by default, for optional automatic web page translation.

Supported Languages

Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cebuano, Chichewa, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kyrgyz, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Myanmar (Burmese), Nepali, Norwegian, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Serbian, Sesotho, Shona, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu

Tap to Translate

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If you feel difficult to chat with the friends who lives in foreign countries don’t worry. This app has the important feature Tap to Translate. Whenever you tap the chat conversation it will translate to the languages you required. It will highlight the options for languages you want to choose. You can select any languages you wish and it will automatically translate the foreign languages.

Offline Translation

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In offline mode, you can translate the 52 languages even when you have no internet connection. You can download the languages after the translation.

Instant camera translation

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You can use your camera to translate the text instantly in 30 languages. Now it supports the Japanese Language too.

Camera mode

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You can take pictures with your camera and this app helps to take good quality pictures and also lets you translate in 37 languages.

Conversation mode

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It has an attractive feature that it supports speech input which supports speech translation in 32 languages.This feature will translate to the languages you wish. You can change the languages which are available in settings option.


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This feature helps you to take draw characters instead of using the keyboard. It supports the 93 languages. You can write in the own language it automatically translates to the required languages.


 This feature helps you to save translations for future reference in any language.

Google world lens deciphering Japanese

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Google updated its Translate app this week with Japanese-to-English functionality. Through its Word Lens technology, English-speaking users can now translate Japanese words just by pointing their phone’s camera in their direction, and watching as they change in real time

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3 thoughts on “Why your Google Translate app now provides deciphering of Japanese text sucks

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