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Baidu Translate: ancient Chinese wisdom incarnate.
Baidu trans is a free Chinese translation app that enables users to photograph and identify objects. While the app works pretty well at identifying inanimate objects, it is unable to identify people, and the results can be both pretty amusing and eerily philosophic
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Guy in Arkansas asks for #Hebrew tattoo of "Strength". Gets "Cracker". 

That's some real redneck matzoh. Mazel tov.
Former military man believed his artwork was the Hebrew translation of strength, but in fact it referred to biscuits eaten at Passover
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These 50 top language learning bloggers were asked about the best way to learn Mandarin Chinese. Here's what they came up with:
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Today's Ubuntu Linux release includes a new Chinese input method framework, fcitx. The fcitx logo is a seated penguin with a calligraphy brush. The Pinyin Joe quick start pages have been updated.
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Digital sheet music app Tonara is a big hit in China."In places like Europe and the United States, classical music is on the decline... But the story is completely different in China, where performing classical music is seen as a status symbol for the rising middle class. An estimated 40 million children there are learning to play piano." 
The smart sheet music app could be a huge hit with China’s estimated 40 million piano students
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+Chineasy offers a hyper-visual way of teaching children Chinese characters.
Can cartoons teach you a new language? An entrepreneur is trying to teach Westerners Chinese through illustrations.
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Not entirely new - the Fun with Chinese Characters series (see below) has been around since at least the 1980s - but definitely fresh! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604801158/
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A new generation of techies eschews McMansions for a simpler, smaller - and much older - aesthetic. 
Software designers who spend their days working on UX or UI -- user experience or user interface -- find a kindred aesthetic in the simple, brightly lit and flat-roofed Modernist homes built by real estate developers such as Joseph Eichler in the 1950s and 1960s.
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Captain America: “You get hurt, hurt ’em back. You get killed...walk it off.” → Chinese subtitle: “Run fast if someone tries to kill you.” 

Iron Man: “We may not make it out of this.” → Chinese subtitle: “Let’s back off now.”

Oy vey ....um, I mean, "Ai-yaa".

#China   #Chinese   #Avengers   #translation    #t9n  
Cinemagoers in China have complained about poor dialogue renderings in the new Marvel movie, following last year’s translation of Guardians of the Galaxy title as Interplanetary Unusual Attacking Team
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Elementary school textbook in China: "uncivilized behavior" includes spitting on the street, ignoring traffic lights, and...speaking #Cantonese?
The Cantonese language could disappear within a couple of generations because of social pressures and the actions of the Chinese government, according to a UBC linguistics researcher.
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This is important. Please take a look: 
 
New  Endangered Languages Project Website Launched!
Press release: http://goo.gl/DLeIjm
Website: http://www.endangeredlanguages.com/
Please share with hashtag #EndangeredLanguagesProject

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Scroll down for the video. Nicely done. 


#Microsoft   #Skype   #Chinese   #China  
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"Hoo's on first." "Hoo?" "Yes." "What?" "Second." ---Gibbon humor
For the first time, scientists at Durham University have translate the calls of gibbons
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Language tech geek. Ham radio dude.

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IMUG - the International Multilingual User Group

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Don't you think there should be a "Places traveled" section too? Mine: London, Thames Valley, Glasgow, Cork, 香港, 澳門, 广州, 西安, 上海, 深圳, 東京 (Tokyo), 大阪 (Osaka), 奈良 (Nara), Ciudad de México, Guadalajara, 台北, 台中, 花蓮/太魯閣, Toronto, Montreal, Copenhagen, Hørsholm, Helsingør, Malmö, Nassau and over half the US states. And btw I hate traveling.
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