Google Translate now handles Cebuano
Sa unsa nga paagi ang imong buhaton? Sounds right? Or no? That’s how Google translates “how do you do” in Cebuano.
If you find yourself traveling in Central Visayas or some parts of Mindanao and need to communicate in Cebuano, Google Translate can now help you somehow. The translation above may seem a bit off, but it’s still in the “alpha stage” and is expected to be improved over time.
Google Translate has recently added Cebuano to its list of languages along with four others (Bosnian, Hmong, Javanese, and Marathi) bumping its hosted language to 70.
“Familiarizing ourselves with other languages broadens our comprehension for information. It adds more meaning and sincerity in a conversation, too. Cebuano is an important language to us
and we hope to have helped ease the language barrier with Google Translate,” said Gail Tan, Google Philippines Communications Manager.