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This app is annoying. It stops every few seconds for no reason. I thought at first it was just stopping every time the person speaking pauses, even if gor just a second but then I realized that it stops in the middle of sentences for no reason at all. It also stops in the middle if tranlating to bring up an ad. Very frustrating to use.
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I don't know what voice model this app uses for US English, but even though I'm a native US English speaker, the app understands me better when I switch to Central/South American Spanish. I'm not a native Spanish speaker. I would think that it was maybe in the way I pronounce words, since I have lived in the Midwest in Central Illinois, the South, in Texas, the southeast in North Carolina and Virginia, and New England in the Eastern part of upstate New York. The thing is though, the Google apps that accept verbal commands or convert speech to text and Amazon Alexa don't have any problem understanding what I say. Also, I double checked the translation results I got going from US English to Spanish and from US English to Hebrew. Again the Spanish translation was perfect. The results for US English to Hebrew were very nearly complete gibberish. I even tried typing in the English to translate into Hebrew. It was still mostly an unintelligible string of words when translated back to English using both the translation app and Google translate. I don't know if the other languages in the app behave more like the Spanish translation (which was really good) or the Hebrew translation (which would probably only generate confusion, but in a worse case scenario, could cause at the very least hurt feelings and friction) If you install this app, do some fairly thorough tests of the translation results. Place your finger on the results and hold it there for a second. The option to "copy share delete zoom" will come up. Touch copy. In a Google search bar, type translate " " to (replace the parentheses and this text with your desired language) touch and hold the spaces between the quotation marks then select paste. You may have to delete the extra spaces in between the quotation marks. This method should allow you to translate even languages that are written right to left like Hebrew and Arabic using Google translate. When the app works it is nicer than Google translate or Babel fish. When it doesn't, it could cause serious confusion.
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