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Face-Off: Google Translate vs. Human Spanish Translator

Face-Off: Google Translate vs. Human Spanish Translator

We rely on technology now more than ever, but when is it best to let a real-life human do the work? Check out the nifty infographic below from Verbal Ink to see what happens when Google Translate (Spanish to English) goes head-to-head with a professional translator in two rounds of a translation showdown. Are they worthy opponents, or will a clear front-runner claim the prize? It seems as though humans can still triumph over machine when it comes to language... at least for now! Hav … Read More

Face-Off: Google Translate vs. Human Spanish Translator
We rely on technology now more than ever, but when is it best to let a real-life human do the work? Check out the nifty infographic below from Verbal Ink to see what happens when Google Translate (Spanish to English) goes head-to-head with a professional translator in two rounds of a translation showdown. Are they worthy opponents, or will a clear front-runner claim the prize? It seems as though humans can still triumph over machine when it comes to language... at least for now! Hav
The Best Way to Learn the Japanese Alphabet
Want to know the best way to learn the Japanese alphabet? Here, language teacher Elaina R. offers some effective tips and tricks to help you learn the fundamentals of the Japanese language... In the United States, we learn our ABCs. In Japan, children learn their ?????s. Even though Japanese can be difficult to read and write, learning the basic Japanese alphabet isn't as hard as you think. The Japanese Writing System Written Japanese has two components: kana and kanji. Kana is easier t
3 Key Word Pairs You MUST Memorize in Spanish
You've learned verb conjugations, memorized some basic vocabulary words, and have begun sneaking Spanish practice into your daily life. But before you move on: do you know the difference between ser and estar? There are a few key distinctions that you MUST know to speak well. Here, Fairfax, CA Spanish tutor Jason N. explains...   The Spanish language makes distinctions that do not exist in English. These differences can be especially confusing for native English-speaking when they
5 French Holidays to Celebrate This Spring and Summer
When in France, party like the French do! Whether you're preparing to study abroad or you just want to bring a little piece of France into your home, French tutor Carol Beth L.'s guide to French holidays this spring and summer will give you something to celebrate... French holidays share some similarities with American holidays, but they aren't all exactly the same – nor do they occur at the same time. If you're looking for some fun French festivities, here are a few spring and summer holiday
What Can You Do With a Degree in Spanish? | The Lowdown
Having trouble deciding on your major for college? If studying Spanish further interests you, you might be wondering, "What can I do with a Spanish degree?" Check out your options -- and the benefits of a degree in Spanish -- in this guest post by Carmichael, CA Spanish tutor Joan B...   Spanish is a field in bloom, as the number of Spanish speakers in the United States continues to grow. Getting a Bachelor's degree in Spanish can open up a wide variety of career paths, and a Spanish

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