Use with Caution
Ever wonder why every language teacher you ever had tells you NOT to use Google translate or other translation software? Why should we even learn another language when there is software for it? Well, maybe this translation from Google Translate gives you an idea why:
Unless you want your sweet porridge/oatmeal cooked in a potty, you should probably find a better translation. "Töpfchen" in German is a "small pot" it could also be used as a word for "potty", but it should be quite clear that in this context that usage is incorrect. Google translate does not understand the context and thus comes us with a very strange translation.
One of my favorite clips to show what translation software does is "A Wicked Deception"
The language was translated by a translation software from English to French to German and then back to French and finally back to English. The result is a rather comical dialogue, which the actors in the clip are using, while the subtitles are showing you the original text. Enjoy!
Maybe you will reconsider using Google Translate in the future? Unless of course you use the translations to entertain us a little, like this woman has done.
Happy Language Learning and Teaching!
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