Adventure Tech: New Google Translate App Opens Doors For Travelers


Not to undercut the value of actually speaking several languages, but the new Google Translate app is knocking down communication barriers—which just made it so much easier to travel. Just speak into the app and select a text or audio translation. The apps currently works in 57 languages—15 are available for speech to text and 23 languages available for text to speech. The menu includes Chinese, Croatian, Estonian…

We can't yet be sure of accuracy. And certainly slurring speakers out there might be in for a few fumbled translations. But in general, this is hugely practical for travel. So maybe you use it to order a burger in Greece? Or to strike up a conversation with an attractive local on your layover? Or why not even conduct your own boot camp and learn the language you've always wanted to speak? Try it and let us know what you think.

Free in the Apple Apps Store. 

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  1. VICTOR HUGO GOMEZ
    February 10, 2011, 9:37 pm

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  2. John looking for paid travel
    February 13, 2011, 2:50 pm

    WHOAH!by this app, there’s a translator walking beside me whenever and wherever I need. This really can resolve a lot of language problems at my trips.

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    Wow, this is really, really, fantastic! Now i will know how to speak Arabic and Chinese. I’m overly excited to check this out.

  4. Erric
    February 28, 2011, 4:06 am

    yeah!
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    March 28, 2011, 4:06 am

    Wow, this is really, really, fantastic! Now i will know how to speak Arabic and Chinese. I’m overly excited to check this out.

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    June 12, 2011, 3:36 pm

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  11. Grace
    October 29, 2011, 6:08 am

    Great application, I will have no trouble now when travelling abroad, speaking the correct lingo should be easy.

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    That translator from Google sounds really cool! I’m sure it gives a horrible translation. The siri for iphone doesn’t do well either but it would be fun to play with on your phone. I love to see new places.

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