For millions (billions?) of people around the globe, the last quarter of the year involves recognition, observance and celebration of major religious holidays. A wonderful part of this time is the emphasis on positive and shared commonalities of mankind – regardless of nation, skin color or culture.
A given religion’s holiday observation provides a strong while invisible “common bond” between foreign people. The bond born of a religion’s holiday observations is based on shared beliefs and doctrines of their faith. Often the only material difference between people may be their respective spoken language. This can create a barrier to sharing personal feelings and thoughts that come about during the holiday celebration. That language translation barrier is being reduced (eventually eliminated?) through the power of the Internet.
In the way VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) in only 10 years reshaped telecommunications via “no cost” voice calls between any two computers regardless of distance and email made worldwide same-minute data exchange available to anyone – “Google Translate” is now simplifying Global communication ability just a bit more.
CLICK HERE to immediately translate a word, phrase, paragraph or more into over 40 languages. Extend greetings and give the GIFT of native language exchange to your foreign friend.
Allow me to extend my wish for a joyful and prosperous holiday season. For those celebrating the Christmas Holiday as I do, the image to right extends a “Merry Christmas” in at least 20 different languages.
UPDATE! Visit the new Do more with Google Translate page to learn how to translate incoming email in Gmail or take Google Translate with you on your phone. Also as of December 2, “Google Translator Toolkit” is available to all www.GAYFD.net (Google Apps For Your Domain) accounts at no additional charge