Language is one of the main problems we face when we are going to travel to a foreign country, especially if it is not an English-speaking one. In this article we show you a total of five translation applications , which you can use on your smartphone to make traveling abroad easier.
Google Lens is a complete application developed by Google, which we can install for free on our Android smartphone. One of its most practical utilities for travelers is the possibility of translating texts in real time using only the camera of our mobile.
This technology was developed by the Word Lens application, which was bought a few years ago by Google, integrating this interesting functionality within Google Lens. Like all machine translation services, the syntax and grammar is far from perfect , but it is a good option that we have when we travel.
Speak and Translate
Speak and Translate is another translation tool that won't be helpful enough. It is an application that we can use to translate audio recordings automatically . Their service works in more than 100 languages, so it will be quite difficult for us not to find the one we need.
It is a paid application, but it offers us a free version, which will allow us to translate a limited number of voice recordings. For their operation they use Microsoft servers , which are among the most advanced.
We continue with iTranslate, another great application that we can use to translate texts and audio recordings in a very comfortable way. In this case, it has support for 90 languages , so it will be our perfect companion when we plan a trip abroad.
It has a very interesting function that allows you to link two phones , in this way we can talk with another person, and that the application is in charge of translating the conversation in real time.
The free version has quite advanced features, such as a dictionary of synonyms and antonyms, and different dialects. The Pro version goes further with the possibilities to translate texts with the mobile camera, an offline operating mode, the possibility to choose a male or female voice, and the translation of voice messages.
Microsoft Translator is a translation application developed by Microsoft, which offers us many possibilities for free. You can use this application to translate both voice messages and text messages, either on your mobile or on the computer.
It supports a total of 60 languages , and allows translations to be shared via text, email or on social media. In the case of voice translations, you can listen to them at three different speeds to facilitate understanding, something that will be quite useful if you are in a fairly noisy place.
Its advanced algorithm is also responsible for finding alternative translations, and analyzing the meaning of words . In this way you can choose between the synonyms that best suit the most common expressions.
Of course we cannot forget Google Translate, which is surely the most used and most popular machine translation service in the world. The most important features of this application are the support for 103 languages in written texts , the integration with other applications to be able to translate quickly, and the possibility of translating between 59 languages without an Internet connection.
It is also compatible with optical recognition technology, so that we can use the mobile camera to automatically translate text in 38 languages . In the case of voice conversations, you can do bidirectional translations between 32 languages.