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Who says learning Spanish is easy?

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Spanish is a very difficult Language. Don't you think? LOL

I found a girl's comment on Duolingo talking about her experience learning Spanish. Take a look..

STAGE 1:¡Qué guay! This is the stage where everything is just simple, guay, fun, and basic. You can't believe you already know so much, and neither can you believe that you hablas español! Even though you'd never admit it, you think you're pretty cool. You just want to show off to everyone, and text your friend saying "buenas noches, amigo". STAGE 2¿Qué? Hoooold up. What is that? So wait, wait. Yo soy, and yo estoy = I am? I can omit the subject? What the heck is going on? Why are there two "verb to be's", two "what's" two "for's". Why, why, why? Why is this language so complicated? Oh well, let's just wait. Buenos noches, amigo Send text. Oh, that's right, "buenas noches." This is going to be hard. Stage 3:Todo está bien =) Let's admit it, t…

Google’s AI translation tool seems to have invented its own secret internal language

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All right, don’t panic, but computers have created their own secret language and are probably talking about us right now. Well, that’s kind of an oversimplification, and the last part is just plain untrue. But there is a fascinating and existentially challenging development that Google’s AI researchers recently happened across. You may remember that back in September, Google announced that its Neural Machine Translation system had gone live. It uses deep learning to produce better, more natural translations between languages. Cool! Following on this success, GNMT’s creators were curious about something. If you teach the translation system to translate English to Korean and vice versa, and also English to Japanese and vice versa… could it translate Korean to Japanese, without resorting to English as a bridge between them? They made this helpful gif to illustrate the idea of what they call “zero-shot translation” (it’s the orange one): As it turns out — yes! It produces “reasonable” tra…