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Quick Communicating: Google Translate and Jibbigo Translator

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Text and audio translations are available for 17 languages on Google Translate (free; Android, iPhone)—users just need to speak into their devices. For more obscure tongues (need directions in Galician?), there’s text-to-text translation in 47 more languages. No Wi-Fi? Try Jibbigo Translator (from $4.99; Android, iPhone), which downloads 18 languages, including Chinese and Spanish, to your phone.

Best Apps and Websites for Travelers 2012

Quick Communicating: Google Translate and Jibbigo Translator

Text and audio translations are available for 17 languages on Google Translate (free; Android, iPhone)—users just need to speak into their devices. For more obscure tongues (need directions in Galician?), there’s text-to-text translation in 47 more languages. No Wi-Fi? Try Jibbigo Translator (from $4.99; Android, iPhone), which downloads 18 languages, including Chinese and Spanish, to your phone.

Courtesy of Google

Best Apps and Websites for Travelers 2012

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