– Google Translate loads faster than any online dictionary
Its interface is free from ads, so it’s very quick to access it, especially when using a smart phone.
– Google Translate provides you with just one solution
You don’t have to skim through a dictionary’s entries, you are presented with just one, clean and easy to use solution.
– Google Translate translates sentences, whereas a dictionary only offers words
If I want a sentence translated NOW or at 2am, it’s there and I don’t have to ask someone
– Google Translate is free
No explanation needed here 😉
What did I say? We translators can’t compete with Google Translate simply because we offer a completely different product. We might be quick, but we’ll hardly ever be as immediate as a click on a button.
If you’re in a restaurant in Hungary and would like to know if you’re just about to order chicken or beef, Google Translate is a great idea (I can’t guarantee what the waiter/waitress will get you, though 😉 ), but not if you want your fancy name of a stylish delicacy to be conveyed in another language.
And you dear readers? Have you ever heard praising Google Translate? Please share some of its ‘pros’!