Communication like it is said bridges the barrier amongst people. One of the ways by which we communicate with one another is through language. Each region, country, community, people of the world have the language which is unique to them. This language is used to identity such regions, countries and peoples whenever they go or whenever such place is visited.
Visiting another country or region which speaks a different language from yours might pose a challenge. This challenge is manifest in the inability to understand the words which are spoken to you. Now, some people might feel this isn’t much of a big deal right? Well, it will be. Imagine visiting a country in far east Asia on vacation and missing out on the historical sites and legends, simply because you do not understand the language spoken.
A possible solution to this challenge would be to learn the language of the country you want to visit. As much as this might be a cheaper option, it would take you months or even years of study before you can converse fluently in that tongue. Sincerely, most people do not have this kind of time. Beyond learning a few words like taxi, hotel, food, airport, or where is the mall, where is the restroom, they see no need to go through the work of learning to speak another language.
Another solution to this challenge comes in form of a mobile translator device. A mobile translator device is any device which is electronic, or it could be a software application whose job it is to provide mobile translation. This mobile translation comes in form of audio translation. The device can be handheld, or it could be an in built application on your smartphone. The main purpose of a mobile translation device is to provide users with the means of translating one human language to another, whether on the move or not, to aid understanding and communication.
The form in which these mobile translator devices can come are your smartphones, pocket translators or even pocket personal computers. This way the user is able to carry the device around so as to aid communication. Depending on the type of mobile translation device you use, there might be a service fee you are charged in the use of the device, but your need to keep in mind that, this fee will be significantly lower than using a human translator.
Human translators are individuals who have the ability to speak and understand different languages or even just one language. For example, a Russian who has lived in the United States for the past 10 years, who now speaks English can be called on to be a translator for another Russian who is visiting the United States for the first time. Human translators are still used as not everyone is comfortable with using an electronic translation device. The reason for this would stem from the feeling that some words and meanings would be lost in translation if a mobile device is used. There is the fear that most mobile devices are limited when it comes to language translation, but this isn’t always the case.
Although there is the dissatisfaction that mobile translation devices are already pre-programmed to give translations and therefore there is a loss of certain words and phrases, currently most mobile translation devices offer real time translations. What this means is, as the user speaks the mobile device translates from one language to the another as it is been spoken. How is this achieved?
Most real time translator devices are online. This means they are connected to the internet. What this offers users is the means to translate over 100 languages when the mobile device is online. The mobile device has the capacity to connect with different online resources which would aid in the most accurate translation for you. Although most mobile translation devices are designed for audio translation mainly, recent devices now have the image and even visual features of translation. The visual features refer to video and text translations. Some electronic translation devices go so far as to connect you with a live translator. What this means is, you are not just engaging with a machine or device, but the device serves as a means to connect you to a person who speaks both languages that need to be translated.
The beauty of a mobile translator device comes in form of the capacity to translate over 100 languages for you when it is online and 60 or more languages when it is offline. So, even if you get to a bad spot with no Wi-Fi, not to worry, you can still communicate and get to wherever you need to go.
So, the challenge of language barrier is lifted with mobile translation devices which have come to make communication easier. Users have the option of choosing between an already pre-programmed device or opt for a real time translator device. I would recommend a real time translator device as it is bound to give you a more accurate translation.
This has greatly reduced the worry of not been able to communicate with other people of the world when we visit their countries which speak a language different from ours. It has also helped remove the added cost of finding and working with a human translator throughout the duration of your visit.
Using a mobile translator device, for example, a pock translator is a safer and more efficient option. It is easier to carry whether on a boat, plane, car or even skydiving, you can have your translator with you and be sure not to miss one word spoken. The relief that these devices have brought for most travellers is enormous. You can now go on your vacations without the fear of missing out on sites and sounds just because you could not understand what was been said. Advice? Invest in a good real time translation device not just for vacations only.