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Fare La Scarpetta means to wipe your plate clean with a piece of bread.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Google Translate

For those of you studying Italian, or other languages, there will always be new words or phrases to understand and learn. I’ve recently been introduced to Google Translate and now rely on it.

Most of the online translation services I used before were awkward and even inaccurate. While Google translate is surprisingly correct, I still recommend using it mainly for individual words and short phrases instead of long sentences to help improve accuracy. In particular, idioms won’t usually be correctly translated. In Google’s case, you can help it to improve by clicking on the “Contribute to make a better translation.”

Try it to translate your favorite recipe and let us know how it goes.

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