Tatoeba is a database of sentences and translations. Enter a phrase and it shows example sentences in several languages. For example, a search for get drunk finds 95 English sentences, such as: Let’s get drunk. Don’t get drunk. Tom is getting drunk. I never get drunk. Getting drunk won’t make things better. Sentences come with… Read more Tatoeba
Lonweb or Languages-on-the-web has some stories and other texts translated from English into other languages. The texts are displayed in parallel. For example, this is the beginning of a story in Indonesian and English: Pencarian untuk Lorna The search for Lorna Daisy Hamilton adalah seorang detektif swasta. Daisy Hamilton was a private detective. Dia berumur… Read more Lonweb parallel texts
A menu in Hanoi. The Vietnamese word bê actually means calf. Concrete is bê tông. According to Google Translate, cement is xi măng while măng is bamboo shoots. From Twitter via Language Log.
A man using this Chinese ATM pressed the Correct button three times and the machine swallowed his card. He thought Correct was being used as an adjective, but it was a verb! correct (adjective) = right; OK; with no mistakes correct (verb) = remove mistakes; revise; change something which is wrong, to make it right… Read more Correct