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Speak more than 90 languages using just your smartphone

Speak more than 90 languages using just your smartphone
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If you daydream about traveling the globe, or even to just one exotic location on your bucket list, you know there's a nagging problem that always puts the brakes on your plans. The language barrier.

If you want to travel to a country like Cuba or Japan, or almost anywhere in Europe, Asia, Africa, or South America, you're going to run into language issues. How will you get around a country and find tourist attractions if you don't know how to speak the language?

There's an app for Android and iOS devices, including Apple Watch, that will help you instantly translate more than 90 languages, and all you need to do is speak into your device. It translates in real time, meaning it translates as you're speaking or typing.

iTranslate is more than an online dictionary. It uses voice-recognition technology, so you can speak in English (it recognizes multiple English dialects), then shows you how to say those words in another language. Or, type and it will start translating even before you finish typing.

Better, the app translates languages like Chinese and Russian that don't use Latin letters, like ABC, into recognizable letters. For example, if you need to translate a phrase from English into Chinese, iTranslate will show you how to pronounce it, like Nǐ hǎo.

iTranslate will show you a few ways to say a phrase. As you know, people in different parts of a country may say a phrase differently. iTranslate is so helpful, there's no reason not to travel. So, start ticking countries off your bucket list.

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