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Top 4 Features of Google Translator Everyone Need to Know

Google Translator’s knowledge of more than 100 languages can help you in your daily workflow as much as it can help you on your next trip. A lot of people are learning from online high school and seeking help from google translator if needed. Under the current pandemic scenario, online learning is the best option to stay at home and learn, it has become a trend now!

The features below demonstrate how whole documents or websites, or even your native tongue, can support you.

Download offline languages

When traveling the globe you do not always have the strongest mobile data link, so it’s a good idea to have an offline backup in Translate. Without internet connection, the app can do the simple translation, as long as you remember to download the files you need.

Open the navigation menu to store languages offline, and press Offline translation. The several dozen offline-supported languages include biggies such as French, Spanish, and German, along with Romanian, Icelandic, Greek, and more. This feature will also help you to learn other languages, as well. This could turn out to be the best way to learn French, or any other language you are intended to learn.

You can’t do conversational voice input in offline mode but both typing and camera scanning work normally. You may also get text-to-speech translations read out.

Live visual translations

Google acquired a company named Quest Visual several years ago to get its hands on the company’s Augmented Reality Text Translator called Word Lens. That technology is integrated into Translate, so you can point your phone to a sign written in another language and get a live overlay in your own language.

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To open the camera translator simply tap the camera icon at the bottom of the text field of your translation. The language settings used here carry over from your main interface of translation, so be sure to select the appropriate language before pressing the button. If you save the original language offline (see above), you can get instant translations — the translation is simply overlaid with a matching background color on the live image. If not, you’ll need to photograph the text and let the app translate it.

Translation Button on Google Maps

The Google media event also announced two other apps that supported translation, such as a translate button added to Google Maps.

The tech giant’s navigation system already is getting travelers around with step-by-step directions and a visual guide, yet before this addition, it was up to the user to best apply to his or her ability in giving, or asking how to get to, a specific address or location to a ride share driver, cab drive or just a passerby.

As a solution for this awkward scenario, Google has added a new translator feature to Google Maps that enables a user’s phone to speak out a place’s name and address in the local lingo.

Other new features in Google Maps (I couldn’t check them at the event but was told about them in a blog description) include checking out a neighborhood before booking a hotel, getting directions on the go, and finding out about nearby recommended restaurants as a result of auto-translated comments.

The new translator function, which is currently said to support 50 languages, is introduced by pressing a new speaker button next to the name or address of the location; Google Maps will say it out loud. Google Maps will obviously connect right to the Google Translate app for deeper and longer conversations.

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Google Assistant Gets an Interpreter Mode

Google Assistant, the artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant Google built for use on Android and iOS phones, has an add-on to an Interpreter Feature.

The interpreter mode is defined as being equipped to help with 44 language translations. This can be implemented in two ways. You can either type out your words on the keyboard of your mobile device or you can speak and manually select the language that your back and forth social interaction will be in.

Through respectfully speaking with bilingual Google employees who were fluent in French, German, and Chinese, I got to test Google Assistant’s interpreter feature.

To get started, and while talking with a Google representative of French heritage, I selected Interpreter mode on a Google Pixel 4, saying “be my French interpreter.” Then, when it was ready, I started to ask general questions in English — ranging from “where do you come from France” to “what French foods should I try — that would be translated into French.

The French speaker, in exchange, would answer or ask a question in return for mine which would then be translated into English. It took me a little practice to get used to binding when pressing the button (disclosure: I have an iPhone, but that night I was using a pixel) and to make sure I spoke slowly enough to pick up what I was saying on the phone (I’m speaking fast). Overall, the exchange had gone well and the results appeared good.

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