Best Translation Apps for Travel

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Traveling to a foreign country can feel daunting, especially when you don’t know the language. Fortunately, by using the right language app, communication can continue to seamlessly flow. Here are the best translation apps that you can use on your next adventure abroad.


With over 100 languages and 38 with voice translations, iTranslate specializes in helping you not only learn new words but also improve pronunciation. You can even speed up or slow down audio playback, thereby learning or receiving translations at the pace you prefer.

Microsoft Translator

This easy-to-use app is perfect for travelers who are perhaps not the most smartphone-savvy. It also comes with a phrasebook that allows you to save all of the most useful phrases you’ve learned for quick access.

Google Translate

One thing that’s particularly useful about this app is its ability to translate using the camera in real time, thereby enabling you to read street signs, menus, and any other text on the go. It also offers you the ability to download languages so that you can continue using Google Translate even when you’re offline.