Translation tool that aims to end the embarrassing sight of Englishmen abroad speaking at Johnny foreigner loudly and slowly.
Mobile Translator Review
by on March 13, 2010
It’s never a happy moment when you realise you can’t speak a word of the local dialect, particularly when there’s something pressing you need to do like finding the nearest toilet to avoid an unfortunate accident.
Online translation tools have come a long way but until someone manages to create a realtime Babel Fish voice-to-text system apps like this might just help us all get by.
It’s simplicity itself. You enter the phrase you want to translate, be it foreign or not, and click Translate and Voila! Job done.
It’s based on the Bing translation engine from Microsoft, so you’ll need a data connection for it to work. It’ll also take a stab at trying to guess the language you’re translating from and at least for Spanish seemed to work a treat.
It’s doesn’t look great, it’s only designed for one-off translations, it won’t attempt to pronounce the phrase but it’s simple and works.
Buy this app: Download the Mobile Translator app now
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