Travelling overseas but not being multilingual is a problem? Not really! New devices and great translation apps are making it easier to understand foreign languages. So, before you pack your bags, check out these top 5 Translation Apps that will help you enjoy your travel hassle-free.

Google Translate

This is the best app when travelling abroad and it often has updates to improve its translation. When it comes to translation apps, Google Translate is the elephant in the room- for a good reason. 

Languages: This app supports more than 103 languages. It translates signs, menus and other written content using your phone’s camera. 

It can translate bilingual conversation on the fly. With few limitations namely to edit sentence translation as a whole, it is one of the best apps available.

Google translate can be used offline. You can download the languages on to your device to use offline. Look up what language is most spoken when you are travelling and/or what language you will find signs in. For detailed features of this app, click here.

Microsoft Translator

A worthy competitor to Google Translate, this app can translate speech, text and images.

Languages: It has camera-based translation and supports about 61 languages. It has recently updated its app to support new optimized language pack.

Earlier, Microsoft’s offline translation worked only for typed texts. However, Microsoft has now introduced some offline languages, of course, with some caveats and limitations. As of now packs include, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Thai, with more to come. 

For detailed features of this app, click here.

Speak and Translate

If you’re prepared to invest in a translation application and have an inclination towards translating less commonly spoken languages, then Speak and Translate is worth considering. This app can translate text into 117 languages and voice into 54 languages.

It seamlessly integrates with iCloud, enabling synchronization of your translation history across all your Apple devices. Additionally, you have the flexibility to adjust the voice speed and choose the preferred gender for reading your translated content.

You can download it free on IOS. This is a paid app

Naver Papago Translates

Papago, from Naver, specializes in Asian languages. Its main focus is translation of 3 big Asian languages being Japanese, Korean and Mandarin to and from English. The app has also added French, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Spanish and Thai. Download it free from App store or Google Play.

Languages: Presently it supports only 10 Asian languages but provides better support than its competitors.

iTranslate Voice

There are couple of iTranslate apps in the market, namely, iTranslate Converse, iTranslate Voice and iTranslate Translator. We are here discussing iTranslate Voice. You can download it free from App store or Google play.

Languages: This app provides over 40 different languages, in-built travel phrases and special voice translation.

This app translates conversation between 2 people, using smartphones. Just speak to your phone and it will translate your voice into your selected language. For example, if you are speaking to someone in Spain, you hear English and other person hears you speak Spanish.

For detailed features of this app, click here.

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