I know I've given Google Translate a lot of static here on G+ over botched translations. Now it's time to praise Translate.
I was tutoring two Farsi speakers this morning in Swedish. These are highly motivated, lovely people.
I asked the man in Swedish "What work did you do in Iran?". He could not understand the question. I tried in English. Nope. After several more efforts he, with the help of his wife, understood what I was asking. But then neither could imagine how to answer. Complete blank.
Then Mosen got an idea. He took up his Android phone, started Google Translate and typed in a long phrase in Farsi.
The Swedish translation was first rate. Clear, idiomatic and grammatically correct. And the Swedish translation is saved on his phone in Translate to read, study and listen to.
Bravo +Barak Turovsky
and your team. Well done.