Practice Reading

Why Human Translators Exist: Duh!


There is an article in Le Nouvel Observateur about Danish police using the product of free machine translation service Google Translate to accuse a man in court of terrorism – no less! Of course, the translation was wrong. And now Copenhagen police got themselves into a problem. Scary, isn’t it?

Read it here.

Vocabulary:

Traduction automatique: machine translation

lutter: to fight

à coups de : “with”, using as weapon

sur la foi de: on the evidence of

funeste: fateful, dreadful

élément à charge: the evidence, proof

Depuis: since then

Car: because

en ligne: online

lors de : during

rédigé(e): written

censé(e): supposed

d’après: according to

à tort: wrongly

douteux/euse: dubious, questionable

se retrouver à: to find oneself …ing 

Or: yet, now

tenter de : to attempt …ing

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s