Word Pairs


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Google Translate has added 24 languages to its translation service, [brought / bringing] the total number to 133. For many of [them / us] , Translate is an indispensible tool. It provides a [convenience / convenient] , accurate and quick way of [comprehending / comprehend] vocabulary and texts in other languages. The 24 new languages are spoken [by / to] more than 300 million people worldwide. Among them are the indigenous Aymara, Guarani and Quechua languages of the [Americas / America] . Google rolled [up / out] its first translation service in 2006 and has continually added to its [repository / repose] . Google said it still has a way to [go / come] to be more comprehensive. There are around 7,000 languages worldwide that Translate doesn't provide support [from / for] .

Translate needs to analyze a large range [of / to] linguistic data to be able to support a language. Isaac Caswell, a Google Translate scientist, told journalists about how [advance / advances] in technology have facilitated adding the new languages. He said: "Up until a [few / couple] of years ago, it simply was not technologically [possibility / possible] to add languages like these, which are what we call a [low / lowly] resource - meaning that there are not very many text resources [out / up] there for them." He explained that Google [aspires / inspires] to support languages used by large [populations / population] . One of these is Lingala, spoken by 45 million people across Central Africa. It also wants to [tender / render] assistance for indigenous languages that are often overlooked [on / by] technology.

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