Has improved a lot since I last commented, so star number is back up. However, a Latin-based alphabet to use phonetically in non-Latin based languages would still be the Holy Grail of translation tools. How do I stand a chance of reading say, Japanese or Arabic when my linguistic experience is limited to versions of the more "western" languages? If you manage it, this will become *the* translation app!
Edit: where the hell did the phrase book go? I am trying for 2 weeks installing, uninstalling and reinstalling but no point! Ok app but not for professionals. Inaccurate primary translation for the primary option given. Please enable editing from English to other languages like it's enabled at the web browser.
It's okay. You can't have a proper conversation with someone with it, at least not with Chinese. You have to know the grammar very well as it directly translates the sentence so the word order does not match the way it's meant to be spelt in Chinese. And it changes Chinese names to random English names. 😕
Very convenient, use it often when studying Spanish. Love that it saves your list of words, BUT it needs a way to delete one if you do a typo or miss an auto correct and get a faulty translation. Then I'd say SIX stars!!
They don't work with Asian languages... for example if I きみ (kimi ) in the Japanese it thinks I'm trying to spell kiddo. Then I want to know how to say bug in Japanese which is mushi, it gives me bagu in katakana. It should almost never translate into katakana.
After so many years using Google Translate (i mainly use English / Chinese) i don't really see any improvement in the accuracy of the translation, even simple sentences couldn't get them translated right. To me Google Translate is basically a quick synonym dictionory, didn't get any smarter than that.
Richer dictionary results with definitions, examples, and synonyms for English, French, Russian, and Spanish. Instant camera translation: English to/from Korean