As it stands now in this present world, the importance of being multilingual or at least bilingual cannot be overemphasized. You can meet more friends, fit into a new environment better, complete more business deals, or even start a family in a foreign land when you know another language asides ‘mother’s tongue’. But you would need a teacher if you want to learn something as difficult as learning a new language. So, meet ‘google translate app‘ the free virtual teacher I recommend.
Google Translate is a free multilingual machine translation service developed by Google, to translate a text. It offers a website interface, mobile apps for Android and iOS, and an API that helps developers build browser extensions and software applications.
How To Learn Another Language Offline With Google Translate App
Many people that use Google translate prefer to use this service on-the-go i.e people use this service only when they are chatting with a foreigner or they encounter a strange word in a foreign language. But I am here to let you know that you can use Google translate in a different way called ‘learning ‘.
Let Google Translate Be your Personal Teacher.
If you are really interested in learning a ‘second language’ you can use Google translate to reach your target instead of an online school.
So, rather than paying huge amounts for some online courses you can opt for Google translate for free since it is even easily accessible.
Just by typing ‘ translate “your foreign word” to “your native language on Google” ‘, Google translate will respond. Let’s take for instance English is my native language and I want to translate a French word into English. I will type ‘ translate bonjour to English’ into Google’s search box. Google translate will respond with a hello or good morning.
You can use browser extensions or Google translate app which is my most preferred method.
Use Google Translate App Offline Wherever, Whenever.
The fact that you can translate any word without connecting to the internet is the most important thing I hope to share with you today. This is the simplest way to learn another language even in extreme cases or locations where there is no internet connection. This is done by installing the Google translate App, and installing the particular language pack you need to learn or use for communication.
As for me, I want to learn French during leisure so I downloaded the french file so that I can translate any French word without the internet or even in airplane mode.
How To Download Another Language For Offline Use In Google Translate App
Google Translates offers many different language packs and one of the most interesting features of this app is that you can read any text from billboards, posters, written in another language. Using your camera to snap/scan the text, Google translate identifies the text and tells you what language it is and gives you the meaning in your preferred language. However, this feature is limited to some languages.
Just like in the image above, tap the 3 horizontal lines and you will be led to the next page where you can select offline translation.
That’s all, so I basically use Google translate offline when I want to learn while it also works well when there is data restriction.
Also note that Google translates also has other artificial intelligence features like identifying handwriting, voices and so on. You should try out this App or tell us if you don’t fancy it or even the alternatives you prefer.