My Top 4 Translation Apps (Peru, here we come!)

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Yes, that's right, we are going to a country where we do not speak the language - YET! Spanish is on our list of languages to learn this year.

I registered for Fluenz and can't wait to test it out. But in the meantime, I will need something that can help us navigate through a country where we don't speak the language. So, of course, I decided to search for apps to see what can help us with speaking, understanding, and reading.

Here are my top 4 translation apps!

1. iTranslate Converse - $39.99/yr

  • 2 Way translation
  • You can see the words
  • Tap & hold and speak - the app translates. (How well, I will find out!) 

Download the app from the App Store  - Here is the link:

I upgaded mine which was $39.99/yr - once you register you will get a confirmation email. 
Once you upgrade you get a few other things added. 

I love the fact that you can see the text as well.

Check out the languges you can translate to! If you run into people that speak a different language, you can easily switch from language to language.

2. TextGrabber

So we got the speaking part down but what about reading directions, signs, and menus? Well thank you TextGrabber! With this app you can point your phone’s camera at the foreign text in front of you, and translates it to a language of your choosing.



3. TripLingo

The app from TripLingo takes a more holistic approach by digging deep into the nuances of local customs, etiquette, and slang. In addition to a voice translator, the app offers up a currency converter, flashcards and quizzes, a “culture crash course,” and four “slang levels” jam-packed with essential expressions and phrases.

4. Google Translate

You can also use Google Translate for Android/PC and online. It offers a Word Lens feature which prompts users to point their phone camera at a nearby sign or piece of text. Word Lens then transforms the original image with a text overlay in the user’s preferred language

I hope my top 4 translation apps have helped you plan your next trip! Have you tried any of these apps? Let me know in the comments which was your favorite. Wish us luck on our Peru adventure 🙂

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