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Google Translator For Animals

Updated on June 30, 2011
Google language translator for goats
Google language translator for goats
Google language translator for chicken
Google language translator for chicken

Google in a series of releasing its web services like Google Buzz and Google Language Translator has today released Google Translate For Animals which is built on the Android mobile operating system in the form of an Android app for your phone through which you will be able to record your pet's voice and this special Android OPS app enabled animal to human language translator will turn the “bow bow” of your dog, “meow meow” of your cat, and “oink oink” of your pig, and many more animal voices into simple English words so that you would be able to know what your pets are saying and you can better interact with them. You can call this in simple words as Animal Language To Human Language Translator or ALT to HLT. Google says that “we have always been a pet friendly organization at google” and they have proved this by releasing this great web-cellular service through which we will be able to interact with our pets and know what they want and desire. Google translator for animals will also help in taking better care of your animals. This translator will also enhance safety for your pet because you may come to know how your pets are feeling at the time you are interacting with them. Before building this application for android phone, google has done a lot of search and research in the field of animal cognitive linguistics. Google has also worked closely with top language systhesis teams of the world. Hence proved that google in the process of removing all language barriers, has put its first step in the animal to human interaction with taking technology to a higher level. I have called this as a first step by google because google says that “Translate for Animals is an app for Android phones which recognizes and transcribes phrases and words that are very much common to species”. Now let’s find out how this application works on our android phone? Read on…

Introducing Google Translate for Animals - Watch this out - Really Interesting

After going through the tour of Google’s Translate For Animals, I found that:

  1. A person has to first of all go to the Google's Android’s Market on his android phone and search for “Translate for Animals” to be able to download this application.
  2. Now in the second step, it says that once you install Translate For Animals’ app, you have to click the “TRANSLATE FOR ANIMALS” application icon from your handset’s main menu.
  3. Once you have opened up the app, you have to touch the “TRANSLATE FROM” box. Now, you will be able to see that a drop down menu opens up. Now you can choose from here dog, cat, rabbit, bird, hamster, guinea pig, horse, tortoise, sheep, chicken, donkey, and pig.
  4. Now in the step 4, it says that only English is available currently so you have no choice right now and you have to select English as the choice of language.
  5. Now is step 5, it says record your animals’ voice in your android phone but first of all make sure that your pet is at ease such that the sound comes without disturbance. Now press the “PRESS TO LISTEN” button to record your animal’s voice as it barks, meows, oinks, etc.
  6. In the sixth step, it says that wait for the VRS or voice recognition software to check the record pet sounds in the Animal Language Database. This will take a few seconds.
  7. Now in the seventh step, you will find an English transcript of that translation of whatever your pet has said. If you want to hear what it says in English, press the speaker button to hear the audio version of this translation.
  8. In eighth step, google says that “It is not Google’s responsibility if you are offended or disappointed by what your chosen animal may say. Also please note, we do not guarantee stimulating conversation”.
  9. Now in the ninth step, you can reward your pet by saying thanks for the conversation.

In the last, there is a Pro Tip, it is written as, “As a general rule, the higher up in food chain your pet is, better a communicator it can be. So if you are after quick witted banter, it is best to select dogs and cats rather than hamsters, rabbits, and guinea pigs.” So this was all about how it works. This is really interesting for all of us. Isn’t it? I think this will indeed help animal or pet lovers in taking better care of their pets by interacting with them. Also it will help in enhancing security for your pets. Now in my next hub, I will discuss what is the financial motive of google behind releasing this new service and will write about it in some great detail.

Bye bye for now. Have a happy conversation with your pet.

I am writing for the 60dc HubChallenge.


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      psychicdog.net 7 years ago

      as a psychic dog this is welcome news!

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes, I agree psychic dog. I am really amazed by this new technology of google.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      hahahahha. This is one of the funniest April fool's day prank of google. I am laughing since I found it today so thought to share with all of you.

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      M Selvey, MSc 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Very fun article, Soni, and I am laughing so hard! I mean, really, what would a goat say??? "That is some interesting shaped food you are waving in front of my face."

      And the chickens??? "I want better accommodations. There is no phone, no Internet access and the service is terrible!"

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      Is this real soni? It would make a great gift for animal lovers. :) What a fun article.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      @M Selvey, and the pigs will say, "I don't want to eat this bad stuff anymore, after all I am a hygienic piggy." and all that. Yesterday was a fun for not only me but millions of people around the world. Google made us laugh with its best Fool's Day Prank.

      @Veronica, yes I know that it would have been a great gift for animal and pet lovers but unfortunately this is just a joke. It could be made really, I would be the first person to try it as I love dogs and I want to talk with them, no matter how long it takes.

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      Jule Romans 7 years ago from United States

      I already know what my cats would say-- "shut up and pet me!"

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      that's great Jule. You have made me laugh. hahahahahahaa

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      Dialogue 7 years ago

      Many a true word spoken in jest.... Someone will probably pick up on this and do it next year ... Lol.

      Thanks for the Hub. Very funny.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      It's my pleasure Dialogue. Yes you right.

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      shabarigirish 7 years ago

      I think next year Google may invent English to Animal language transaltor, so you can tell your dog 'Go and pee outside' in its own langauge!!! Nice hub Soni.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot shabarigirish. You are right. That's what I was also thinking about hahhahaha.

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      This is an April's Fool, right?

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      This is too funny - wish I'd seen it yesterday, but today is just as funny! Thanks so much, soni!

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot Ethel and RedElf for visiting this hub. Yes Ethel I published this hub especially fro April's Fool. Enjoyed. I am glad.

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      artrush73 7 years ago

      Great Hub :) WOW! I had a great read. That's so cool to be able to talk to pets. Thanks for great read again :) (,,)

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      Internetwriter62 7 years ago from Marco Island, Florida

      Very interesting hub, I didn't know there was someone besides Dr. Dolittle that figured out a way to talk to the animals. I'm sure a lot of study was done to know what the animals are saying, but to know their exacts words, now that is quite an accomplishment. Technology is becoming more and more amazing. Excellent Work!!!

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      My friends artrush73 and Internetwriter62, this is a Special Hub for April Fool's. hahahhahhaha

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      jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines

      This sounds like fun! Ha ha ha.

      Thanks for sharing this Soni. I had a good laugh!

      Good luck on your 60D challenge!

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I am happy that it made you laugh jill. Thanks for the good luck. Same to you buddy.

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Happy Fool's Day friends.

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      rori 5 years ago

      Today the cat was in the loandree and when i came in threre was vomit everywhere.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      You had me going there for a while! Funny, but I wouldn't be surprised if this technology came one day. I know my dog can talk, I just can't understand what she is saying!

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      Mark 5 years ago

      My Cat Look Angry When My Arm Is Going Near Her And He Said "Stop, Feed Me, Stop, Feed Me"

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      bgwigg 4 years ago

      is it on the apple app store

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      Rajinder Soni 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Mary, Mark, and bg for your visit and comments. I am happy that I was able to entertain you all for a few minutes.

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