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The list of categories that you can use in Google Maps to classify places is designed in English and the category names are then translated into other languages. What is different about these local language categories? What should you pay attention to when using them?
Jan Van Haver 0:05
Hello, and welcome to the LetsGuide Podcast, the ultimate podcast for Google Local Guides. You’re listening to episode number 9. The topic today is local language categories. The list of categories that you can use in Google Maps is of course designed in English and the category names are then translated for use in the other languages. So what is different about these local language categories? And what should you pay attention to when using them? Before we dive into the content, I want to please beg you to take into account that I only know European languages myself, so apologies in advance if some of the things I say here make no sense for, for example, Asian or African languages. And feel free of course to add your comments. I will share the contact details at the end of the episode, as I usually do and of course also include them in the show notes that you can find on the letsguidepodcast.com website.
Jan Van Haver 1:08
I want to also point out that I have no official affiliation to Google or the Local Guides team. I’m just a local guide like most of you; everything you hear is therefore my personal interpretation of things. This episode is recorded at the mid of July 2019, and the situation you will hear described, including all of numbers in today’s episode, is of course as it is today and might change at any point in the future. Continue reading “Episode 9: Local Language Categories”