Top 10 Travel Translation Apps For Abroad Travel

Top 10 Travel Translation Apps For Abroad Travel

Not everyone has the time and energy to learn a new language, especially if this is just a short trip to a foreign country! But thanks to the best translation app, it is now very easy to read and speak the local language.

In fact, you can’t imagine how much help the translation app has provided me during my trip-from reading street directions to ordering food, from translating ticket stubs to having real conversations with locals! They are at least life-savers.

Most of these translation apps have additional features, not just word-by-word translation: some convert audio and images to English, and some can even work offline!

That being said, you must have at least one translation app on your smartphone, but if you want to expand your options, then you should read this article, which lists the best translation apps that will help You enjoy a relaxing holiday experience abroad!

Best Travel Translation App

As the name suggests, here are three (3) popular applications that have been proven to provide the best and most accurate translations! But don’t forget to continue scrolling to point 3, because the second-best translation app can still provide some additional features that are more suitable for you (especially when you are looking for an app specifically for a specific language).

1.      Google Translate

This app has become the #1 translation app, use most of the time, and particularly like its offline function, chat function and instant camera translation.

 

Top 10 Travel Translation Apps For Abroad Travel

 

Dialogue: Talk to the app, and the automatically generated voice will translate your voice for you so that locals can clearly hear the words in their language, and vice versa! Having real conversations with others is a great tool.

Instant camera translation: As shown in the picture above, just point the camera at the foreign text, and Google Translate will automatically translate it (isn’t it a cool technology?!).

Feature:

  • 108 languages ​​can be used for text translation
  • 90 languages ​​are used to translate images
  • 59 languages ​​available for offline use
  • Real-time chat subtitles in 71 languages
  • Detection language function

Free of charge

Download: iOS / Android

2.      Microsoft Translator

Microsoft Translator is a bit late in the game, so so far, it only contains 90 languages. However, many people claim that despite the few languages, the translation quality is still high.

 

Top 10 Travel Translation Apps For Abroad Travel

 

At the same time, they have the same functions as Google Translate, but the only powerful function of Microsoft Translator is how to perform conversations with a group of people! Users can create a room, and after joining the room by scanning the icon, members can have multilingual group chats.

Feature:

  • 90 languages ​​can be used for text translation
  • Image translation in 39 languages
  • 47 languages ​​available for offline use
  • Real-time chat with translation in 30 languages
  • Detection language function

Free of charge

Download: iOS / Android

3.      Speak and Translate

 

This is very similar to the previous two versions, but its popularity can be attributed to the fast voice and text translator, and the fact that it has an Apple Watch app integrated with iCloud.

 

Top 10 Travel Translation Apps For Abroad Travel

 

Feature:

  • About 117 languages ​​can be used for text and image translation
  • Approximately 10 languages ​​are available for offline use
  • Live chat subtitles in approximately 54 languages
  • Detect language function

Price: Free, and paid to use advanced features (monthly/annual plan)

Download: iOS / Android

“The best and most popular translation app”

As discussed before, the best seven (7) translation apps may be little known, but they do contain some features that can meet your needs!

4.      ITranslate Translator

 

One of the features that people love about iTranslate is its built-in dictionary and phrasebook, which contains useful phrases in hundreds of languages! If you want to improve your speaking style (for example, the conjugation of thinking verbs, etc.), then they will provide a professional version to help you do this.

 

Top 10 Travel Translation Apps For Abroad Travel

 

The coolest feature? It has AR mode technology and can translate objects in real-time!

Feature:

  • Text, image and audio translation in about 100 languages
  • A dictionary and phrasebook containing more than 250 predefined phrases
  • Widgets and flashcards ~ learn a new phrase every day
  • Offline translation function
  • Detect language function

Price: Free, and paid to use advanced features (monthly/annual plan)

Download: iOS / Android

5.    ITRANSLATE Converse Or Voice

These are two (2) independent applications and the iTranslate product line, but they are only available on Apple devices.

iTranslate Converse-voice translation application supports two-way conversations in 38 languages. It can also automatically detect the language of the other party, and translate quickly and accurately even in a noisy environment! (It even records conversations that you can easily export).

 

Top 10 Travel Translation Apps For Abroad Travel

 

Download: iOS

iTranslate Voice-For perfect voice translation, this is a great app. It supports more than 40 languages, just like the previous application, you can copy and export audio subtitles.

Download: iOS

Price: Free, and paid to use advanced features (monthly/annual plan)

6.      Naver Papago

Papago was created by the famous Naver Corporation in South Korea, and it is one of the best translation applications, especially when it comes to Asian languages.

 

Top 10 Travel Translation Apps For Abroad Travel

 

So far, they offer the following 13 languages: Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified/Traditional), Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Russian, German and Italian.

Feature:

  • Text, image and audio translation in about 13 languages
  • Handwriting and website translation
  • Dictionary and Phrasebook section
  • Offline translation function
  • Language detection function

Free of charge

Download: iOS / Android

7.      Photo Translator

Photo Translator: Translate images, menus, tags, etc.

 

Photo Translator

 

If you want a standalone application that focuses on image or photo translation, you need to download Photo Translator. It is particularly useful because it can also work offline to help you avoid wasting phone data!

Feature:

  • Support more than 100 languages
  • Automatic language detection
  • Offline function~
  • The latest AI and OCR translation technology

Price: Free, and paid to use advanced features (monthly/annual plan or one-time payment)

Download: iOS / Android

Alternative: TextGrabbr (iOS / Android)

8.      Triplingo

As the name suggests, if you also want to learn the local language, this is a useful translation app. In fact, TripLingo provides you with the ability to learn basic phrases in 4 oral levels, and at the same time allows you to learn a crash course about local culture!

Triplingo

 

Feature:

  • Support more than 100 languages
  • About 2000 phrases in 13 languages
  • Offline dictionary of approximately 10,000 words
  • About 42 languages ​​are used for voice and picture translation
  • “Strengthen Cultural Courses” function
  • Calculator tips and currency converter

Price: Free, and paid to use advanced features (monthly/annual plan)

Download: iOS / Android

9.      SAYHI

SayHi is one of the best translation apps in travel, especially because it supports dialects in multiple languages! But one of the disadvantages is that you can use it only when you are online.

 

sayhi

 

Feature:

  • Support about 55 languages
  • Supports dialects of about 8 countries/regions
  • Voice translation with speed control
  • Free of charge

Download: iOS / Android

10.  WAYGO

If you go to China, Japan or Korea, Waygo is the best translation app you need! It focuses on the languages ​​of these three countries/regions (Chinese, Cantonese, Japanese, Chinese and Korean), and can also be used completely offline.

waygo

Feature:

  • Translate text and images
  • Listen to the correct pronunciation of words
  • No data connection required

Price: Free, and paid to use advanced features

Download: iOS

Final words

I hope this list of popular translation apps can help you in your future travels in a helpful way.

Tell me about your experience in the comments section below!

Saba Ghani
Saba Ghani

Since 2017, Saba Ghani has been the chief content writer for Pakistan Tour and Travel & EMHI Solutions. You can catch her at sabaghani80@gmail.com or Twitter

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