Best Android Translation Apps for Travel Google Translate vs Easy Language Translator vs Translate Voice ... and 12 more

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Traveling to foreign countries and regions can be both exciting and nerve-racking. On one hand, the idea of seeing and experiencing new things and cultures is incredibly enticing. On the other hand, anticipating communicating while traveling to foreign lands can incite some anxiety and worry.

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A scenario involving worry and anxiousness is one that simply does not need to be. With an average smartphone or tablet and a reliable mobile translation app, travelers need not worry about communicating while visiting other countries.

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All of the translation apps for travel discussed below offer free versions and support a great number languages. Test a bunch out before you set sails so you can be conversing as efficiently as possible, once you arrive at your destination.

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Method 1: Google Translate

Google Translate is no doubt one of the most highly-used translation apps out there.

Google Translate is full-featured and supports a variety of input options such as; typing, copy and paste, microphone and camera. When installed, the app will translate pretty much anything on the phone, including text in other apps.

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    1. Translates 103 languages (by text input).
    2. Instant Camera mode translates images of text instantly (30 languages).
    3. Handwriting option for those who would rather not use the standard keyboard.
    4. No internet required (supports 52 languages).
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    1. Google Translate can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 2: Easy Language Translator

Easy Language Translator is fast and reliable mobile app that supports 70 languages in total.

With a simple yet functional interface, users can navigate through the app smoothly with the option to save frequently used phrases or translations.

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    1. Copy/paste or speech-to-text translation inputs.
    2. Supports Facebook messenger.
    3. Easily share translations via social media.
    4. Translation playback to you can hear what it sounds like.
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    1. Easy Language Translator can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 3: Translate Voice

Translate Voice by Tick Talk Soft is an app that translates both written text and voice inputs.

Supporting more than 80 languages by text (Spanish English, French, German Italian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, etc), Translate Voice for Android is a well-rounded language and translation tool that is completely free.

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    1. Translates language into both text or speech.
    2. Corrects spelling and offers auto suggestions for text.
    3. Voice/language playback available for 44 languages.
    4. Easily copy or share translated text to other apps on your device.
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  • Method 4: Conversation Translator

    Conversation Translator by NyxCore is an ideal tool to have with you in the event you're travelling to a foreign country or for communicating with people locally who speak different languages.

    Conversation translator has users quickly communicating with people in different languages with both speech-to-text and text-to-speech capabilities.

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      1. Supports 70+ languages.
      2. Graphically enhanced user interface.
      3. Translate your own voice and listen to how it sounds.
      4. Quick and intuitive.
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      1. Conversation Translator can be downloaded from Google Play.
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    Method 5: Translator

    Translator for Android is a simple to use mobile app that translates to and from 100+ languages, directly on a phone or tablet.

    Users need to type in or speak aloud the words or phrasing they wish to translate, select the source language and tap the Translate button.

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      1. Voice recognition available.
      2. Quickly share or copy translations to any app installed on your device that displays text; Facebook wall, WhatsApp, Email, SMS, etc.
      3. 100 different supported languages with more added regularly.
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      1. Translator can be downloaded from Google Play.
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    Method 6: Yandex.Translate

    Yandex, the popular Russian search engine has its own version of Google Translate, called Yandex.Translate.

    In addition to text and voice inputs, Yandex.Translate also translates text from images taken with the device's camera.

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      1. Translate 90+ languages while connected to the internet.
      2. Uses samples to help users learn new words and their context.
      3. Translates entire phrases or single words.
      4. Translates entire websites and pages.
      5. Download language packs to use while offline.
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    Method 7: Microsoft Translator

    Microsoft Translator is another powerhouse mobile translator with a vast number of advanced features.

    With numerous input/output options, additional/alternate phrases and the ability to translate multiple conversations at once, this app sets itself apart from the average mobile translator.

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      1. Listen to translated phrases and words out loud.
      2. Multi-conversation translations for up to 100 people.
      3. Phrase guides with culturally significant terms and words for several languages.
      4. App works offline with downloadable languages.
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      1. Microsoft Translator can be downloaded from Google Play.
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    Method 8: Q Multi Language Translator

    Q Multi Language Translator by NyxCore is a nifty little tool that's similar to Microsoft Translator, has the ability to translate multiple languages simultaneously.

    With a variety of bright and aesthetically pleasant themes to choose from, Q Multi comes with an excellent roster of options and supports 70 languages.

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      1. Fluid and easy to use interface.
      2. Audibly listen to translations in addition to text.
      3. Voice-to-text and text-to-voice.
      4. Translates single words, phrases or conversations.
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      1. Q Multi Language Translator can be downloaded from Google Play.
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    Method 9: Tourist language learn & speak

    Tourist language learn & speak for Android translates a variety of languages utilizing both text and speech input features.

    The development team currently takes suggestions on translations and phrasing from the app's community of users, in an effort to expand the apps capabilities.

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      1. Translations for frequently used questions or conversations in; airports, restaurants, hotels and for emergencies.
      2. Easy access to common and useful phrases in; Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
      3. Onboard comprehensive Spanish translator (no internet required).
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      1. Tourist language learn & speak can be downloaded from Google Play.
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    Method 10: Language Translator

    Language Translator for Android offers lightning quick translations in 90 different languages directly from a phone or tablet.

    Communicating in a foreign environment is made easy with Language Translator's stylish layout and functional features, and it's completely free.

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      1. Listen to translations.
      2. One-button copy and delete text options.
      3. Voice and text inputs.
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    Method 11: Interpreter- translator voice

    Interpreter is another useful translation tool for Android that accepts both voice and text commands for 60 languages.

    The Interpreter app translates user's inputted text/voice on the fly in real-time, for an unlimited amount of words or phrases.

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      1. All older translations are archived for future access (offline also).
      2. Easily create documents from your translations.
      3. Quickly share translations on Facebook.
      4. Speakerphone feature boosts volume for translation playback.
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      2. In-app purchase at $1.19 per item.
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      1. Interpreter- translator voice can be downloaded from Google Play.
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    Method 12: Translator - Fast and Easy

    Translator - Fast and Easy by Tick Talk Soft is a lightweight, full-featured translation app for Android.

    In addition to taking up very little space, translator supports 41 languages via text input, and 19 languages via voice input.

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      1. Easy accessibility with larger fonts and text.
      2. Instant translations in real-time.
      3. Supports Arabic, English, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian and more.
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      1. Free version
      2. In-app purchases ranging from $1.19 - $11.99 per item.
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      1. Translator - Fast and Easy can be downloaded from Google Play.
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    Method 13: Naver papago Translate

    Named after the famous parrot for its ability to recite speech, Naver papago Translate for Android supports text, image and voice translations, right on a smartphone or tablet.

    With an accurate and intuitive one-on-one conversation feature, user's can converse with someone in another language other than their own in real-time.

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      1. Voice recognition for both English and Spanish.
      2. Supports image translations.
      3. Full dictionary for text translations.
      4. Supports Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and French.
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    Method 14: Multi Language Translator Free

    Multi Language Translator supports smooth translations for 80 languages in a light app that comes with a variety of handy text selection features.

    Multi Language is a 100% free tool that helps users communicate easily with people in several languages with either text or voice.

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      1. Quickly share translations via Twitter, Facebook, Messenger, Google+, SMS and more.
      2. Clean graphics and user interface.
      3. Supports text and voice inputs.
      4. Translate single words or more complex conversations and phrases.
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      1. Multi Language Translator Free can be downloaded from Google Play.
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    Method 15: Translator All Language

    Whether you're a traveler, student or someone who is around different languages from time-to-time, the Translator All Languages mobile app can assist with all your communication requirements.

    An easy to operate user interface combined with support for 80 languages (44 by voice input), makes this another great tool to consider utilizing while on your adventures.

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      1. Offers both text and voice translations.
      2. Internet access required for new translations (previous available offline).
      3. Simple to save and share translations via social media or other installed apps.
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    There's no need to lug around a bunch of different language books while globe-trotting about anymore. With an average smartphone or tablet and any one of the translation apps listed above, users can converse in foreign languages, on-the-fly and in real-time, with swiftness and confidence.

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