What Is It?
Learning new languages doesn’t come easily to 99% of the population. But when you travel, it’s not only respectful to attempt to communicate in the local language, but it can also make the difference between having a great travel experience versus being frustrated or lost the entire time!
We’ve looked at all of the major translation apps, and Google Translate is still our favorite. It will translate anything you write, speak, draw, or shoot on your camera…into 103 languages (and growing). It’s hands down the most comprehensive translation app. on the market with the greatest breadth of languages.
That being said, it isn’t perfect. Occasionally you will experience an inaccurate translation, particularly with a longer sentence translating into a lesser-supported language. But overall, this is the perfect language companion that will help you bridge the language gap wherever you travel. Plus, it’s free!
Our Favorite Part
Google Translate allows you to use your camera to take photos of menus, signs, or even handwritten notes. You simply take the photo, use the “tap to translate” feature to translate it into your selected language, and “voila!” (that’s French for BOOM!) your image is translated.
TIP: Download the offline application if you will be traveling without access to WIFI. It works remarkably well.
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