Speak Foreign Languages with Google Translate

Written by Amit Agarwal on Jul 21, 2012

You use the free Google Translate service to instantly translate text from one language to another and in some language pairs, you may even listen to the translated text by clicking the blue speaker icon as show in the the above screenshot.

In theory, such a feature may come handy in situations when the person on the other side of the phone doesn’t understand your language. You can type the text in your native language, hit translate and play the translated text as audio over the phone.

But will this thing really work?

As part of Demo Slam, these girls decided to call an Indian restaurant and placed the entire order in Hindi using the “text to speech” feature of Google Translate.

They typed their responses in English in the Google Translate box and played the translated Hindi version to the order taker. After some waiting, the ordered food was at their doorstep.

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