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Converse with anyone, in any language

Converse with anyone, in any language
Written by Daljit Singh

Use Google Translate to speak to anyone in more
than 100 different languages.

Converse with anyone, in any language

You may think that you will rarely require the ability to translate a foreign language and text, but that could be down to the fact that you may beleive it to difficult and time-consuming. With Google Translate, however, you now have more than 100 languages at your fingertips and you can use it immediate translations in a variety of ways.
The conversation mode lets you pass your phone between two people and to hear the translations spoken out loud while you are speaking out loud while you are speaking. This is deal when exploring a foreign land on holiday, enabling you to interact and converse with the local residents almost as seamlessly as if you were fluent in their language.

The translate mode offers the simplicity of either typing or speaking a pharse and seeing it translated immediately, but it is the ability to share the translations with so many apps that make it a very powerfull tool for texting and communicating with people. There is a phrasebook, the ability to save ofteen usd phrases and a host of other hidden features which only come into play when you need them, and together they create Some thing very speacial.

When you consider just how useful this solution can be and how accurately it works, you will have the ability to converse with people in real-time in a way that you may previously have not thought possible. it is a hidden jewel in Google’s crown.

TRANSLATE | SPEAK TO THE WORLD

TRANSLATE SPEAK TO THE WORLD

01 GRAB THE APP
Download the Google Translate app from the Google Play store and install. it requires quite a few permissions to work properly, but this is expected for the huge amount of functionality that it offers.

02 START A CONVERSATION
Start off by selecting the language you are translating from and the language you are translating to, then enter some text to translate. When the translation appears, tap the menu icon on that box and choose ‘Start conversation’.

03 START TO TALK
Each of you can now press the language buttons at the bottom before you speak and the audible translations will be sounded after each sentence. They are also presented as text on the screen, so you can see what’s being said.

04 TEXT AS WELL
If the app struggles to understand you, tap the back button and type your message instead. This will work almost 100 percent of the time and is much more accurate, if a little time-consuming. The text will translate as you type.

05 SHARE THE TRANSLATIONS
In the Translate mode, you can type in or speak any phrase and translate it into different languages. There is a Share option that is accessible via the menu icon; tap this to share the text with other services.

06 TRANSLATED TEXTS
You can share any translation you create with Messaging and also translate
received messages in another language using the app. Your entire text-message conversation can be undertaken easily in both languages.

Every feature you need

A simplistic translation screen

TRANSLATE EVERYWHERE

You can translate any sentence into any language and then share
it with Messaging and many other apps and services to converse immediately in two languages.

REAL-TIME
When you type in text or speak into the microphone, the app will immediately translate your words into the chosen language. It all happens in seconds.

SO MANY FEATURES
There are many other features available in Google Translate, including dictionaries, your translation history, favourites and the ability to read foreign scripts. If you take some time to understand everything the app does, you will be rewarded with a solution that will come in handy time and time again. It is a brilliantly simple and at the same time very clever solution.

TIME TO SPEAK
The conversation mode lets you talk to anyone who speaks a different language in real-time. This is particulry useful when on holiday in a Foreign Country.

SHARE TRANSLATIONS
Any translated text can be shared via a wide range of services by tapping the menu icon and choosing the Share option from the pop-up menu.

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