Translator With Speech

Translator With Speech

Translate to speech app could become your perfect traveling companion

If you're off on holiday and you're worried about how you're going to find out where the train station is, ask how much a beer costs or get the menu at the end of the meal, then Translator With Speech can help you out. View full description

PROS

  • Wide selection of languages
  • Good voice recognition
  • Ability to download popular phrases for use offline

CONS

  • Some mistakes in translation
  • Quality of translation varies

Not bad
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If you're off on holiday and you're worried about how you're going to find out where the train station is, ask how much a beer costs or get the menu at the end of the meal, then Translator With Speech can help you out.

Wide range of languages

With Translator With Speech, you speak or type a sentence and the app will translate it and say it back to you (normally with a native speaker). There is a wide range of (currently) 54 languages available. It has widely-spoken languages such as Spanish, German, French Italian and Simplified Chinese, but it also includes regional or less-spoken languages such as Belarusian, Galician, Haitian Creole.

It's not just an English-to-foreign-language translation app though, you can translate from any of the supported languages into any other language. For example, you could try Bulgarian to Chinese. You can also download popular phrases and save previous translations for use offline, which will save you from any roaming costs while abroad.

Other features include the ability to post your translated phrases to social networks, but I'm not entirely sure why you'd want to do that. Maybe you want to tell your friends that you now know how to say 'where is the train station?' in Afrikaans? You can also send your translation by message or email.

Good voice recognition

With Translator With Speech most people would be able to get the idea of what you are trying to say, but some phrases are translated literally and some aren't translated at all. For example, in one phrase the translation of ´bread and butter' into French, is still 'bread and butter' (see screenshots for the example). Some more work needs to be done on cleaning up these errors and working on getting more natural or colloquial translations for phrases, instead of literal ones. It is simple and straightforward to use, though.

The voice recognition is pretty good (even for regional accents), although the occasional error message does pop up saying it doesn't recognize what you've said.

The problem is that there are already several voice translations out there and Translator With Speech doesn't have anything new or unique to add or anything that makes it stand out. Googe Translate, for example, lets you text, write or speak the text you want translate and supports a wider range of languages.

Solid translation tool

Translator With Speech is a handy tool if you're on holiday and need a bit of basic help with the language. It's by no means a perfect translation tool, as the standard of translations varies and there are some errors. It also lacks a unique selling point that would make you choose the app instead of any of the others on the market.

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