Today there’s one more reason to love my smartphone and maybe make her a tiny bit jealous. Google has made it smarter! It is multilingual with Google’s new 50+ language translation tool.
You can type in a phrase, but that’s so 20th Century (and already available on the web). Instead just hold the cellphone up and speak.
Geoff: “I love cheese.”
Google: “J’adore le fromage.”
The app will even say your translated phrase back to you. I can assure you loving cheese in French is a lot more romantic than loving it in English!
Based on what I’ve seen with similar apps the ‘magic’ isn’t happening in my phone. Instead my digitized words are sent to a server farm for processing.
Of course there’s always the chance for a Jimmy Carter moment. Life is full of unforeseen perils!
This is Star Trek! I hold in my hand the Universal Translator.
It’s absolutely free!