As we end our days in Germany, I must give praise to an indispensable tool...Google Translate. Although she mis interprets my words, and makes me lazy with my limited German, I appreciate her help with emails and letters from natives. You have might life just a little bit easier, along with all of your other internet friends. Thanks!
To see what a mediocre job these translators actually do (although, to be fair, the computer code for these things must be gigi-normous....it will be a long way until the grammatic will be perfect), check out this site, which takes something you want translated, translates it into a language, and back to english and so on and so, so after 10 languages you can see what comes out of teh translator. For instance "thank you Google translate for all of your help while we are living in Germany" becomes..."Thanks to the help of Google Translator, living in Germany". Not bad!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The weather has been warm, sunny, then cold and cloudy, changing all the time...but plenty of time to get outside and ride bikes and go out on the canals. We got a few boxes packed, all of our crappy furniture is up on ebay, and now that the volcano is stopped, we should be out of here as planned, on April 30. We booked a hotel near the airport for the 28th and 29th since our apartment will be void of furniture by then, and we need to clean up the place, so that we can get our deposit back (we better!).
Happy spring time!