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This article was published on June 22, 2010


This is odd. Google Translate says “call us for free” in Italian is “Call for free with Skype”

This is odd. Google Translate says “call us for free” in Italian is “Call for free with Skype”
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Can anyone explain this? Typing Call us for Free in Google Translate returns “Telefonare gratis con Skype” – call us for free with Skype.

The only explanations I can think of is that either Skype is paying Google to be included in every translation mentioning “call” in Italy (unlikely), OR, someone has recommended a better translation and included “con Skype” in there (more likely).

More interestingly, it seems “con Skype” appears on a number of translations when you type “______ us for Free”. . Chat, email, phone, ring all include “con Skype” in the translation. (H/T Filos)

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