Google Translate recognizes Putin as president 'by default'

10:17, 18 December 2020 213
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Users of the popular online translation service from Google have discovered an unexpected innovation. Now, if you try to translate the word 'president' from other languages, the translator will offer the option 'Vladimir Vladimirovich.'

That's only relevant if certain conditions are met. If you translate only the word 'president,' its meaning does not change. But if you enter the phrase 'Thank you, Mr. President' in several foreign languages, the translation will look like 'Thank you, Vladimir Vladimirovich.'

In this case, it is necessary to follow the rules for using capital letters and punctuation available in various languages. This translation appears on the screen if you use phrases in English and German - 'Thank you, Mr President' and 'Danke, Herr Präsident.'