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Will the web's translation tech make us multilingual?

12 August 2013 Last updated at 09:03 BST

"Doriti sa traduce aceasta pagina?" Unless you speak Romanian, chances are you would. It translates roughly to "would you like to translate this page?"

And it is something the web is doing far better when written down than when spoken.

Lara Lewington goes behind the scenes of translation technology to discover the joie de vivre that can be encountered from being able to understand the language, whatever that language may be.

Watch more clips on the Click homepage. If you are in the UK you can watch the whole programme on BBC iPlayer.

The programme was first broadcast on Saturday 10 August 2013.

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