how to make Google Translate beatbox


Some people with a lot of free time have figured out how to make Google Translate make beatboxing sounds, among other sound effects.  (If you aren’t sure what beatboxing is, it’s what some rappers used to do to make beats with their mouth, especially in the ’80s.)  Here’s the first one I came across:

1) Go to Google Translate
2) Set the translator to translate German to German
3) Copy + paste the following into the translate box: pv zk pv pv zk pv zk kz zk pv pv pv zk pv zk zk pzk pzk pvzkpkzvpvzk kkkkkk bsch
4) Click “Listen”.  (If you don’t have Flash installed, you may not see it.)
5) Be amazed  🙂

If that’s too much work, here’s a shortcut that does it for you (except for #4 and #5).  Beatboxing with Google Translate.

Of course this has spurred competition in certain corners of the Internet.  Here’s some other attempts at beatboxing with it: another beatbox and another.

People have also figured out how to make it produce a helicopter sound, and something which I have no idea about (in Latin, even), and one that illustrates a major loss in translation (listen to the one on the left, then the one on the right).

I’m sure there’s lots of possibilities for this, but it requires someone who has a lot of free time on their hands…


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