Friday, November 28, 2014

Why is NOT so hard to get?

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Seriously. Why?
В Индии фермер убил жену за, что она не родила ему сына

In India a farmer killed his wife because she bore him a son Translated by Bing
Bing. There's a не there. Because she did not bear him a son.

To be fair, Google is no better:
In India, the farmer killed his wife after she gave birth to a son
This story is horrible. But Bing and Google make it wrong. And there's no way to even guess that it's wrong.

I can't understand why both of those programs miss the negative so often.

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At 5:58 PM, November 29, 2014 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Google Translate occasionally omits the "not" when translating "não," thus reversing the meaning entirely (sigh).


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