Google Translate

translate() { lng1="$1";lng2="$2";shift;shift; wget -qO- "${@// /+}&langpair=$lng1|$lng2" | sed 's/.*"translatedText":"\([^"]*\)".*}/\1\n/'; }
allow multiword translations
Sample Output
$ translate en de I am looking for a table

By: bandie91
2010-05-02 22:15:30

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What Others Think

help! google translate's new feature, latin language not works, neither source nor target language. it responses: invalid translation language pair. i use "la" language code
bandie91 · 536 weeks and 3 days ago
Google translator is really helpful. You can easily change the language and can take help from it to understand the meaning of any sentence. So I like it very much and it's great I think. No other the best resume service application is providing the same content. Google is best!
DianaLopez · 29 weeks and 2 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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