Thanks to technology, you don’t have to worry much about not being able to communicate anymore. That wasn’t the case just a few years ago. I used to have to carry around a little picture book so I could point to whatever I needed—everything from certain foods to a hospital.
These days instead of carrying a book, I load up my phone with translation apps. The 500-pound gorilla is Google Translate (that’s all you really need) but if you’re looking for alternatives, you should check out iTranslate Voice. The iOS and Android app allows you to instantly speak over 40 languages: Arabic (Saudi), Arabic (UAE), Arabic (Egypt), Catalan, Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Taiwan), Chinese (Cantonese), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (US), English (GB), English (Australian), Finnish, French, French (Canada), German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (USA), Spanish (Mexico), Swedish, Thai, and Turkish.
iTranslate Voice has more than 250 predefined phrases, and the transcripts feature allows you to export or share your conversation within seconds. The two-month subscription (it comes with a seven-day free trial) costs $9.99, while the annual subscription is $39.99.
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