The Dangers of Free Software

So… as I said, I’ve been using a free website to help me learn Chinese vocabulary.   One of the words was “panel” (like a door panel).  It wasn’t written out in pinyin, so I couldn’t see what it said.  And the voice was a little off, so I couldn’t hear exactly what was said.

I could recognize “door” and “small” in the phrase–which makes sense–but I kept getting “specialized” when I would try to type it into the translator program.

I finally figured out the last word, and tried again.

专门    =    zhuan men  =  “specialized”

小组    =    xiao zu   =   “group”

The stupid software had the wrong “panel”…  It’s talking about a committee!


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