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Any good English to XXX voice translation portable device??

Old Mar 28, 19, 8:51 pm
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Any good English to XXX voice translation portable device??

Anyone use (and like) a language translator that does not require WiFi?
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Old Mar 29, 19, 8:01 am
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Google Translate for Android can do this and you can run it on an Android phone. You can download the target language information and operate off-line (i.e., without a data connection). It will speak its translation aloud in many, but not all, languages — it can do French, but not Hebrew, for example.
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Old Mar 29, 19, 10:40 am
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Originally Posted by ajGoes View Post
Google Translate for Android can do this and you can run it on an Android phone. You can download the target language information and operate off-line (i.e., without a data connection). It will speak its translation aloud in many, but not all, languages it can do French, but not Hebrew, for example.
Google Translate for iPhone also does this.
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Old Mar 31, 19, 3:13 pm
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Old Mar 31, 19, 8:22 pm
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I got the Travis Touch via IndieGogo.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/t...-2/x/7247010#/

But it requires a SIM or wifi for most things. I haven't really had much chance to use it in the wild since the places I go most people encountered speak at least some English. But it appears to work well.
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Old Apr 1, 19, 6:32 am
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Another suggestion for Google Translate and download the language packs before you go. Works excellent and can speak many languages, also with the camera function it can translate signs in real time.
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Old Apr 1, 19, 9:30 am
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Originally Posted by ajGoes View Post
Google Translate for Android can do this and you can run it on an Android phone. You can download the target language information and operate off-line (i.e., without a data connection). It will speak its translation aloud in many, but not all, languages it can do French, but not Hebrew, for example.
The downloaded dictionaries give written translation offline but voice and alternate translations still require a connection.
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Old Apr 1, 19, 10:38 am
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Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
The downloaded dictionaries give written translation offline but voice and alternate translations still require a connection.
I've just tested Google Translate for Android and I can confirm that it doesn't read French translations when off line. Worse, it doesn't tell you that it can't or why it can't. It just blinks when you tap the Voice button.
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Old Jun 15, 19, 7:59 pm
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What do you think about the muama enend translator?

https://cotrckr.com/8/trans/?cep=PWo...mgt=%7Bimgt%7D
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Old Jun 18, 19, 2:37 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyerGoldII View Post
What do you think about the muama enend translator?

https://cotrckr.com/8/trans/?cep=PWo...mgt=%7Bimgt%7D

I tried to see what languages and if it needed an internet connection.

Nothing os very clear on their site
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Old Jun 18, 19, 2:38 pm
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Old Jul 5, 19, 2:08 am
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I travel to Asia quite a bit and I was a regular Google translation user in the past (on an iPhone), I was looking for other options and download the Microsoft one with low expectations.

I was pleasantly surprised. I only use it now and never the Google. It's free, give it a try. You can download all the languages for offline use, not sure if it's what you are wanting.
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