Google Translate (App)
Arabic, Dutch, English, French, General, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Yiddish, Apps, Dictionaries
March 10, 2013
Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have a tendency not to get around to downloading iPhone apps onto my iPhone, but fortunately I have a husband who will take my phone and do it for me. I’m very glad he stuck this app on my phone, because I love it.
It is free and fabulous!
You can type or speak an English word into your phone and it will provide you with the foreign-language equivalent in writing. Which you can then play as well if you need help with pronunciation.
You can go the other direction, too, from the foreign language to English.
The voice recognition is pretty impressive. I generally dislike voice-recognition anything, because it is too annoying when it doesn’t work, but to date I’ve had pretty good luck with this one.
When I am on my computer, I simply use the Google Translate website, but on the go, I do enjoy this phone app.