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Translate menus, informational signage and more from a foreign language

Let me tell you about the Google Translate app (on both ios and Android) - what an amazing tool to assist with language barriers on menus, signage or any text in a foreign language. While not perfect (the word champignon translated to fungus - which a mushroom really is anyways), it is a great feature to help bridge the language divide and make communications a few steps a little easier. 

  • Google Translate app recomendationdownload the app to your phone before you leave
  • choose the language (example, from French to English)
  • click the camera icon and use it to interpret menus and printed materials.
  • copy and paste text into the text box for an interpretation
  • explore it's other features like voice and conversations.
  • click the arrows to reverse English to French to translate how to convert an english word to french.

- Download Google Translate on the Apple App Store

- Download Google Translate on the Android Google Play Store

We recently discovered and used the Google Translate app on a recent trip to France and while we used it mostly on restaurant menus and informational signage at attractions, it really did help guide us through a few confusing spots.

A free app available for your mobile device, we've now added this to our essentials toolkit while traveling [GoGirlfriend Recommended]!

~ GG Staff

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