Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Google Translate-a free translation service offered by Google, that has been helping us since a long time turned 10 on Friday.
The service, which translates words, web pages and phrases between English and over hundred other languages, currently provides support to 9 of India's 22 official languages.
It also features voice search in Hindi and 7 other India languages which came into existence in June 2014.
Visual translation from English to Hindi was added in July 2015 and Sindhi language was added to the mix earlier this year. Google also made it possible to do a bilingual conversation on Translate.
In its journey of 10 years, Google Translate has helped people make connections by translation.
"Our goal was to break language barriers and to make the world more accessible. Since then, we have grown from supporting two languages to 103 and from hundreds of users to hundreds of millions," Barak Turovsky, product lead of Google Translate, posted on Google's official blog.
Turovsky said more than 500 million users were using Google Translate. The most common translations are between English and Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese and Indonesian.
The company is translating more than 100 billion words a day. In addition to common phrases like "I love you," people are looking for translations related to current events and trends.
(With IANS inputs)