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Harlan
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2/16/2010 9:10:27 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
This is a new game: (1)Type an English phrase into Google translate; (2) pick one or two other languages; (3) cyclically translate the phrase a few times to change it into something completely different.

Example: "The quick, brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs."

English>Arabic>Chinese (about 3 or 4 times) makes: "And fast convergence of the thousands of miles away from the dog"

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Volkov
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2/16/2010 9:23:29 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Went from "Chuck Norris will kill you with a roundhouse kick," went English>Catalan>Irish>Slovak, and ended up with: Chuck Norris will kill you spin.
Harlan
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2/16/2010 9:27:11 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Just randomly translated between languages.

"Pakistan's arrest of the top Taliban military commander may be a tactical victory for the United States, but it is also potentially a strategic coup for Pakistan, officials and analysts here and in Afghanistan said."

"Pakistan was the driver of U.S. strategic forces, but officials and analysts that the current policies in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Taliban."
InsertNameHere
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2/16/2010 9:48:59 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Ok, I did English to Arabic and then Arabic to German and then finally back to English. I started with: "I like mini doughnuts and cheese." I ended with: "I love the mini cakes and cheese."
brian_eggleston
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2/17/2010 4:23:39 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Using random languages:

"Taste my male chicken, it's a male bird" becomes "Suck my c0ck, it's fowl"

Not really, I just made that up!
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I-am-a-panda
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2/17/2010 6:51:02 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
This thread put tears in my eyes.

Original: "The angry mob stampeded the street and shouted chants of democracy and freedom. The anxious king saw this as his end."

English --> Dutch --> French ---> Turkish --> Polish --> English

New sentence "Chants of Democracy and Freedom in the streets shouting angry mob attacked. Chants of democracy and freedom in the streets crowded dotyczy.Ofkeli King saw his son attacked by a scream. King saw his son concerned."

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"The horse jumped the barrier. There was 20 seconds left. With a final push he jumped two more, went around a tight bend and jumped the last one. Despite this he only won a silver medal. "

Englsih --> Czech --> Spanish --> Japanese --> Indonesian --> English

"Horses jumping the wall. Is 20 seconds. End job, running around two sharp increase from a rose at the end. That's just won the silver medal."
Pizza. I have enormous respect for Pizza.
brian_eggleston
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2/17/2010 7:26:44 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Here's one I dind't make up - it's a children's nursery rhyme by Edward Lear:

The Owl and the P-ssy-cat went to sea in a beautiful pea green boat.
They took some honey, and plenty of money, wrapped up in a five pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above and sang to a small guitar,
'O lovely P-ssy! O P-ssy my love,
what a beautiful P-ssy you are,
you are, you are! What a beautiful P-ssy you are!'

Translated through French, German and Slovak and back into English comes out as:

Owl and the P-ssy Cat went to sea in a boat pea beautiful green.
They took some honey and a lot of money wrapped in a five-bill.
Owl looked at the stars and sang a small guitar,
'O lovely p-ssy! The P-ssy is baby,
how beautiful thou cat,
You, you! What beautiful p-ssy!
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Harlan
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2/17/2010 4:46:31 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
lol. I didn't make this up.

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman"

english, chinese, german, irish, russian, hindi, danish, hebrew, english

"I had sex with a woman"
I-am-a-panda
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2/17/2010 4:54:38 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
"Who are you calling gay?"

English--> Danish --> Spanish --> Ukrainian --> Chinese (Simplified) --> Welsh --> Indonesian --> Swedish --> Yiddish --> English

"Who calls you satisfied?"
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2/17/2010 5:02:17 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
"I know what you're thinking — "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But, being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?"

English --> Bulgarian --> Filipino --> Irish --> Hebrew --> Thai --> Norwegian --> English

"I know what you're thinking - "fire him only five or six photos? Well tell the truth in all this excitement I completely lost myself. But will it fun because 44 of the most powerful weapon in the world and different head movements, you should ask:" I feel lucky? Well, you punk?"

When we translate it back to Irish after Norwegian and then to English we get

"I know what you're thinking - "but he fire five or six photos? Well tell the truth in all this excitement I lost completely. But it will play about 44 of the most powerful army in the world and the one various movements, you should ask: "I feel lucky? Well, You Punk?"
Pizza. I have enormous respect for Pizza.
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2/17/2010 5:46:53 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Start: "I want some of that delicious man."

English ---> Swahili ---> Hebrew ---> Icelandic ---> English

Finish: "I want a little taste of this person."
Harlan
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2/17/2010 5:50:20 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
"Yo Taylor, I'm really happy for you and I'mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time."

1. English>Arabic>Chinese (several repetitions)

"U-Taylor, and I am really happy for you, I'mma let you complete, but Beyonce is the best movie ever. For some time, all the best pictures"

2. Then randomly translating

"U Taylor he was willing to help, I'mma be the best movie of all Beyonce. Please, the best picture of all time."
mongeese
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2/17/2010 7:06:12 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
"The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not. - Mark Twain"

English > Catalan > Belarusian > Greek > French > English

"The only way to keep your health is what you do not want, drink what you do not like and do not prefer. - Mark Twain"
mongeese
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2/17/2010 7:10:29 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
"Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?"

English > French > Danish > Chinese (Simplified) > Serbian > Estonian > English

"Hard work never killed anyone, but why risk it?"

That one wasn't very good...
Harlan
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2/17/2010 7:14:35 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
First God made heaven & earth 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters. 3 And God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

cycled repeatedly through: english, arabic, chinese, russian, hindi

And water, on the first day, God, God, agriculture and mobility, the dark depths of the Earth's interior is invalid. Almighty God said: Let a ray of light. However, is divided into light and darkness, God has shown a good light. And God called the light Day, because the darkness. That night, this morning: one day.
mongoose
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2/17/2010 7:24:17 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
"I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future."

English > Yiddish> Hebrew> Spanish> Greek> English

"I have good news decisions in the past. I have good news for future trials."

That makes much more sense.
It is odd when one's capacity for compassion is measured not in what he is willing to do by his own time, effort, and property, but what he will force others to do with their own property instead.
J.Kenyon
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2/17/2010 9:28:22 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/17/2010 4:46:31 PM, Harlan wrote:
lol. I didn't make this up.

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman"

english, chinese, german, irish, russian, hindi, danish, hebrew, english

"I had sex with a woman"

You just won a thousand internets.
realmadridfan
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2/18/2010 8:10:14 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
I want to stuff my face with food from McDonalds

English>German>Swedish>Albanian>Dutch>Irish>English

I want my stuff against the food from McDonalds
I-am-a-panda
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2/18/2010 8:29:03 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
"I ate 2 scones with jam and a waffle"

English --> Swahili --> Welsh --> Japanese --> Spanish --> Hindi -- Irish --> English

"2 In the bread and toast in waffle"
Pizza. I have enormous respect for Pizza.
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2/18/2010 8:31:31 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
"I did not have sex with that child"

English --> Hindi --> Czech --> Thai --> English

"I have sex with this child."
Pizza. I have enormous respect for Pizza.
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2/18/2010 9:47:02 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
"I drink your milkshake"

English --> Persian --> Croatian --> Filipino --> Irish --> Yiddish --> English

"I drink coffin"
Pizza. I have enormous respect for Pizza.
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2/18/2010 10:05:03 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/18/2010 8:31:31 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
"I did not have sex with that child"

English --> Hindi --> Czech --> Thai --> English

"I have sex with this child."

You pedo! :P
mongoose
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2/18/2010 9:01:08 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Put "most people dislike the policies of the president" in http://translationparty.com.... It is awesome.

Hate the policies of President Bush, most people
President Bush, most people do not like policies
President Bush, most people do not like the policies
Bush's policy, like most people do not
Most people, like Bush's policies not
Most people like people instead of Bush's policies,
People, not most people like Bush's policies,
People like Bush's policies are not, most people
The people do not like the policies of President Bush, most people
President Bush, most people who do not like our policies
President Bush is not like our policies are not many people
President Bush, like many of our policies and not the people who are not
President Bush is not the policy of our people are not as many people
President Bush, our policy is we do not have many people
President Bush, many of our policies is that we do not
President Bush, many of our policies, we have no
President Bush, many of our policies, we have no
It is odd when one's capacity for compassion is measured not in what he is willing to do by his own time, effort, and property, but what he will force others to do with their own property instead.
mongoose
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2/18/2010 9:03:09 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
"Food is good and so is wood":
Food is good and so is wood
Food and so is the tree with
A tree, food, etc.
Tree, food, etc.
It is odd when one's capacity for compassion is measured not in what he is willing to do by his own time, effort, and property, but what he will force others to do with their own property instead.
mongoose
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2/18/2010 9:06:45 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
"i don't know where i'm going to go when the volcano blows":
i don't know where i'm going to go when the volcano blows
When I do not know where I'm going to the volcano blows
I do not know when and where I'm going to blow the volcano
I do not know, where I'm going to blow up volcanoes
I do not know where I'm going to blow up the volcano
I do not know what I'm going to blow up your own volcano
I have to blow up your own volcano, I do not know what I'm going
It is odd when one's capacity for compassion is measured not in what he is willing to do by his own time, effort, and property, but what he will force others to do with their own property instead.
mongoose
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2/19/2010 8:45:40 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
"If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane"
"If you could not laugh we would all go insane"
"If we could not go insane with all the laughing"
"Could not laugh if we all go insane"
"If you did not laugh at all the mad tea"
"If you can not laugh at all the mad tea"
"If you can laugh at all the tea can not be mad"
"If all the tea that you can not be mad laugh"
"If all the tea, you can not laugh at the mad cow disease"
"If all the tea, you can not laugh at mad cow disease"
It is odd when one's capacity for compassion is measured not in what he is willing to do by his own time, effort, and property, but what he will force others to do with their own property instead.