Phrasebook

en to need – to want to   »   fr avoir besoin – vouloir

69 [sixty-nine]

to need – to want to

to need – to want to

69 [soixante-neuf]

avoir besoin – vouloir

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I need a bed. J--i-be---n-d’u- li-. J’ai besoin d’un lit. J-a- b-s-i- d-u- l-t- --------------------- J’ai besoin d’un lit. 0
I want to sleep. Je -e---do----. Je veux dormir. J- v-u- d-r-i-. --------------- Je veux dormir. 0
Is there a bed here? Y---t-il un--i- ----? Y-a-t-il un lit ici ? Y-a-t-i- u- l-t i-i ? --------------------- Y-a-t-il un lit ici ? 0
I need a lamp. J--i b-s--- d-u-e----pe. J’ai besoin d’une lampe. J-a- b-s-i- d-u-e l-m-e- ------------------------ J’ai besoin d’une lampe. 0
I want to read. J- -eux -ire. Je veux lire. J- v-u- l-r-. ------------- Je veux lire. 0
Is there a lamp here? Y-a---i- u-- -a-pe -c- ? Y-a-t-il une lampe ici ? Y-a-t-i- u-e l-m-e i-i ? ------------------------ Y-a-t-il une lampe ici ? 0
I need a telephone. J’ai-b-s--n -’un t--é-ho--. J’ai besoin d’un téléphone. J-a- b-s-i- d-u- t-l-p-o-e- --------------------------- J’ai besoin d’un téléphone. 0
I want to make a call. Je-veux té-ép-o--r. Je veux téléphoner. J- v-u- t-l-p-o-e-. ------------------- Je veux téléphoner. 0
Is there a telephone here? Y------- u-----é-hone-ic- ? Y-a-t-il un téléphone ici ? Y-a-t-i- u- t-l-p-o-e i-i ? --------------------------- Y-a-t-il un téléphone ici ? 0
I need a camera. J’----eso------ne -am-r-. J’ai besoin d’une caméra. J-a- b-s-i- d-u-e c-m-r-. ------------------------- J’ai besoin d’une caméra. 0
I want to take photographs. J- --ux-prend-e -e- pho-o-. Je veux prendre des photos. J- v-u- p-e-d-e d-s p-o-o-. --------------------------- Je veux prendre des photos. 0
Is there a camera here? Y------l------amé-a-ici ? Y-a-t-il une caméra ici ? Y-a-t-i- u-e c-m-r- i-i ? ------------------------- Y-a-t-il une caméra ici ? 0
I need a computer. J’ai--e-oin--’-n-ord-------. J’ai besoin d’un ordinateur. J-a- b-s-i- d-u- o-d-n-t-u-. ---------------------------- J’ai besoin d’un ordinateur. 0
I want to send an email. Je ---- e--oye- u- e-----. Je veux envoyer un e-mail. J- v-u- e-v-y-r u- e-m-i-. -------------------------- Je veux envoyer un e-mail. 0
Is there a computer here? Y-a-t-il -n--------eu--ici-? Y-a-t-il un ordinateur ici ? Y-a-t-i- u- o-d-n-t-u- i-i ? ---------------------------- Y-a-t-il un ordinateur ici ? 0
I need a pen. J----b-soin d’-n-st--o. J’ai besoin d’un stylo. J-a- b-s-i- d-u- s-y-o- ----------------------- J’ai besoin d’un stylo. 0
I want to write something. J- -----é---r--quelq-e--ho--. Je veux écrire quelque chose. J- v-u- é-r-r- q-e-q-e c-o-e- ----------------------------- Je veux écrire quelque chose. 0
Is there a sheet of paper and a pen here? Y-a----l un--feu---- -e -a-i-- ----n s--lo---- ? Y-a-t-il une feuille de papier et un stylo ici ? Y-a-t-i- u-e f-u-l-e d- p-p-e- e- u- s-y-o i-i ? ------------------------------------------------ Y-a-t-il une feuille de papier et un stylo ici ? 0

Machine Translations

A person who wants to have texts translated has to pay a lot of money. Professional interpreters or translators are expensive. Despite this, it is becoming increasingly important to understand other languages. Computer scientists and computer linguists want to solve this problem. They have been working for some time now on the development of translation tools. Today, there are many different programs. But the quality of machine translations is typically not good. However, the programmers aren't at fault for that! Languages are very complex structures. Computers, on the other hand, are based on simple mathematical principles. Therefore, they can't always process languages correctly. A translation program must learn a language completely. In order for that to happen, experts have to teach it thousands of words and rules. That is practically impossible. It's easier to have a computer crunch numbers. It's good at that! A computer can calculate which combinations are common. It recognizes, for example, which words are often next to each other. For that, it has to be given texts in various languages. This way it learns what is typical for certain languages. This statistical method will improve automatic translations. However, computers cannot replace humans. No machine can imitate a human brain when it comes to language. So translators and interpreters will have work for a long time to come! In the future, simple texts could certainly be translated by computers. Songs, poetry and literature, on the other hand, need a living element. They thrive on the human feeling for language. And it's good that way…