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Google translate on your phone, offline


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Personally, I've had a few emergencies in places where the major language isn't English, Spanish, or other languages I have studied. Like our blowout in French speaking rural Quebec.

 

We're getting ready for a long trip, and most of our friends traveling with us  only speak English. I was so happy to find that Google translate now works offline. I tested it in a couple languages that I read, and it's decent.

 

I'm helping all our friends traveling with us download it, free, and set their phones up to use it. Without data or wifi. Speech to text, or text to text.. Also, I can hold my android phone over a document, and I see an immediate approximate translation.

 

This can be a huge help, when you have no wifi, and don't know the local language.

 

If you are thinking about traveling to French speaking provinces, or Mexico, and don't speak the language I would definitely look at it.

 

And, did I mention, it's a free app?

 

Sherry

 

 

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How come? I've tried using it offline several times, and it wouldn't work! I've tried all the possible tricks to make it work, and I would always get frustrated that it just doesn't want to work. I was told to go in the Settings section, choose apps, select google translate, and clear the data. I've done that like 100 times now, and it still doesn't want to work! I was thinking of installing another app, but they're not for free! If anybody knows how I could solve this issue, I would be more than grateful! Also, if anyone could suggest a website where my daughter, who's a 4th grader, can find some additional practice papers for her entrance exams, I would appreciate it a lot!

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Amy, you need to download the language(s) you wish to translate before you can use Google translate offline.

Not all functions work. You can, however, use the camera mode to translate a printed page, or type text to translate. I've found it very helpful.Screenshot_20210622-150940_Translate.thumb.jpg.0aaab3f059ea5a78e5afe4ec1a635921.jpg

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