Google Translate

If I type two or more French words into a Google search box, how am I not getting a French to English (my browser's current default language) translation as the first result?  If I type "16 x 4" I get "16 x 4 = 64" and then a bunch of natural results.  Should it matter if my phrase is a line from a popular French folk song that we all memorized in middle school?

No it should not.

My irritation is mitigated slightly by the placement of "Translate" at the top of the list of "more" options on the results page, but then my rage burns white-hot again when I have to change the "From" language from German (the last language I looked up, maybe?) to French.