How Google Translate Works: A Machine Translation Guide for Kids

A man works at Google Translate-a-Thon at Dhaka University in Bangladesh, Asia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Google Translate is a website where you type something in English then the site shows you the word in another language. Sometimes when people say “Google Translate,” they mean the actual site. Other times they mean any machine translation, the real name for computerized translation. It’s like saying “Kleenex” when you mean “tissue.” So how does it work?