One of These Things is Not Like the Others

The main site of Google Translate offers many sample snippets of text to click on to get you started.

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For example, clicking ‘escargots’ will tell you that it’s French for ‘snails’ and ‘nazdar!’ is Czech for ‘hi!’.

All of the examples work, except one. ‘Buongiorno Principessa!’ was a line from the 1997 Italian film ‘La vita è bella‘ (also called ‘Life is Beautiful’). ‘Buongiorno’ means ‘Good morning’ and ‘Principessa’ means ‘princess’, but clicking on the link just returns the same text ‘Buongiorno Principessa!’, completely untranslated.

I’d have thought that Google would have tested these.


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