This time, we would like to tell you about translator apps that are available.
As this workshop is a gathering of youths from many different countries, using a translator app is not an option but a necessity.
Out of many apps that are available, we will compare ‘Google Translate,’ an app that is used worldwide, and ‘Papago,’ an app that is widely used within Korea.
Papago app can translate Korean into 9 languages including Chinese, English, and Japanese. Google Translate can translate Korean into more than 100 languages including Turkish and Hungarian.
Both apps are free to download for Android and IOS devices.
Here is a sample Korean sentence we have translated through the app:
[ 곧 있으면 GTGY가 시작된다니 너무 기대돼! ]
[ Soon I expect GTGY to start! ]
[ I’m very excited that GTGY will start soon! ]
Doesn’t Papago’s translation seem more natural?
If the input sentences get too long the translations may not be as good so trying using shorter sentences.
You may be able to understand each if you use an app to communicate but communicating face-to-face and using body language may be a better way to get to know each other more quickly.