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May172011

Google Translate: The Remix Parody Video

Here’re the two examples of how people are using Google Translate tool–perhaps one of them will inspire you to come up with a fun Translate trick of your own.

“First, some creative folks translated strings of consonants into German to create a new beatboxing tool. The phrase “pv zk bschk” didn’t initially make much sense, but a quick listen got nodding heads along to the beat,” Google stated.

Now it seems there’s a similar trend in Taiwan: using the spoken output of Google Translate as the vocals for self-composed songs or video spoofs. Recently, a video called “Google Translate Song” ratcheted up over half a million views and became one of the most popular YouTube videos in Taiwan this month.

[Source: Google blog]

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