How To Use Google Translate As a Beatbox: Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

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Ditch this, use Google Translate instead.
Well, here's something that will surprise anyone familiar with the crisp austerities of the German language: It makes a great beat box palette when used in Google translate.

In fact, there's a comprehensive guide to using Google translate as a beatbox machine, and typing auf Deutsch is the only way to do it.

So how realistic does this sound? More realistic than you actually learning to speak German, at least.

Here are the original instructions (see link love below) on how to make your very own beats through Google:

1) Go to [1] 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"
5) Be amazed :)

(If you don't want to, uh, do all that, just click here and then click "listen.")

And here is the genius sound palette/notation guide, assembled by IAMDAVE on Hacker News:

zk = suspended cymbal
bschk = snare
pv = brush
bk = bass
tk = flam1
vk = roll tap
kt = flam2
kttp = flam tap
krp = hi hat tap
pv = short roll
th = better hi hat
thp, ds = instant rimshot.

Note that this only works in German, the language of brilliant engineers, beer-as-religion, and overly enthusiastic lovers of pork. Don't go all crazy trying to make some Italian beatbox. Spaghetti can't beatbox, people.

Oh, and we guess this means there'll be a whole "album" made with Google translator any minute now. And no, that's not request, invitation, commission, or recommendation. This is purely for amusement only. Your Google translate album ist scheisse.

[Danke/Grazie to Today I Learned (on Reddit), Geekosystem, and Hacker News]

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