Wednesday, March 14, 2012

No, Google. That's NOT it.

So, I'm trying a quick Google search to find some examples of the Russian word креатив (kreativ) in authentic sentences, and what do they give me? This:

Google results for креатив turned into creativw

Thanks, guys. Absolutely NOT what I wanted.

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At 10:17 AM, March 14, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

I too use Google for this same purpose -- finding contexts for a Portuguese word, to guide me in my translating.

The good news is that there's a simple solution -- yay! Just place the word (or phrase) in question inside quotes, thus:
"креатив"

E.g., Google's first listing is:

Креатив » Прикольные картинки, фото приколы, видео приколы ...
www.rulez-t.info/creative/ - Translate this page
Дизайнеры решили напомнить о таком виде общения как бумажные письма. Такого медведя можно подписать, наклеить на него марку и отправить по ...

Hope this helps you.

 
At 10:31 AM, March 14, 2012 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

It's working now with quotes - thanks, I'll remember that.

But quotes ought not to be necessary, and they usually, almost always, aren't. They aren't for any other Russian word I put in.

Google ought to look for креатив not creative. Grrrrrr

 
At 2:44 PM, March 14, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Since I don't know Russian, I'm curious whether, say, the first page of links for "креатив" were in fact the most useful ones. When I'm searching for Portuguese words/phrases in context, I sometimes need to check several pages before I find something helpful.

 
At 3:40 PM, March 14, 2012 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

The first few were businesses with it the name, then there were a couple of videos, an a page of jokes but the last few were definitions and histories of the word (it's less than 20 years old), so this time, yes. However, like you, I often end up on page 3 or 4 of the hits.

 
At 9:43 AM, March 15, 2012 Blogger Barry Leiba had this to say...

What happens if you go to your Google search settings, click "Languages" on the left, and check the box for Russian?

 
At 10:09 AM, March 15, 2012 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

Barry, this happened: 404. That’s an error.

The requested URL /om/api/1.0/openmail.app.invoke/36ohk6dgmcd1n/9/1.0.35/us/en-US/view.html/0 was not found on this server. That’s all we know.

 
At 10:10 AM, March 15, 2012 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

Also, although it now says "Search English and Russian pages" on the sidebar, the observed behavior remains...

 

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