8 Best Language Translation Apps

Last Updated: September 10, 2015

Speaking the same language as the other person automatically makes them like you even more and treat you like one of their own. If you are visiting a new country or city where a different language is spoken then speaking the native language of certain country will instantly make you a favorite person among the natives. If you don’t know how to speak more than one language then don’t worry because today we’re going to provide you with an ample supply of translation apps that will help you in your new country and quickly teach you new languages without much hassle. Below are the 8 best translation apps that everyone should use.

Choose Best Translational app as per your needs

1. Google Translate

Google Translate

The one and only translation app by Google itself that provides almost every feature that you can ever wish for in a translation app. It supports more than 90 languages from around the world and more are being added with each update. The prominent languages include English, Spanish, German, French, Hindi, Arabic, Chinese, etc. The best feature is the camera translation where you just use your camera to focus on a word or a sentence in a different language and the text will be translated to the language of your choosing, this works really well when you’re on tour in a different country. You can also download different language packs on your phone, this way you don’t need to be always connected to the internet and you can even translate when offline. The best part about this app is that It can also read text written on images and translate them for you in realtime. This is very much like a superpower, isn’t it?

Developer: Google Inc.

Compatibility: Android 2.3 or Higher, iOS 7.0 or Higher

Availability: Android, iOS (Free)

2. iTranslate


Another award-winning and popular translation app that supports more than 90 languages. This is not your regular translation app that just provides you with the meaning of the words in different languages instead you can also choose to listen to the text in different dialects from different parts of the world so you know how to speak in different countries. Hearing is better but you can also speak to the app and it will translate your spoken words in real-time so you don’t have to type your words, saving yourself a lot of time. The app also provides you with multiple meaning of the same words so you know what fits the context and choose your meaning accordingly. The in-app purchase lets you buy the premium version of the app that gets rid of all the ads and also lifts all the translation limits so you can use it for as many translation as you want. iTranslate supports English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and many more languages from around the world.

Developer: Sonico

Compatibility: Android 4.1 or Higher, iOS 8.0 or Higher

Availability: Android, iOS (Free with in-app purchases)

3. Speak & Translate

Speak & Translate

If you’re rocking an iOS device be it an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5S or an iPad then you should get yourself the amazing Speak & Translate app on your device because it will change the way you look at translations for good. This app comes with advanced voice recognition so no matter what your dialect is, this app will understand your words and translate everything. It supports more than 100 languages from around the world that include but not limited to English, Spanish, Chinese, French, Italian, Arabic, etc. You can switch translation from your iPhone to your iPad, or from your iPad to iPhone so that you always stay on the same page with the translations. You can also share the translations with your friends via social media sharing options making this app even more unique than others. The price is definitely a bit steep but the features make it worth each buck.

Developer: Apalon Apps

Compatibility: iOS 7.0 or Higher

Availability: iOS (Paid $9.99)

4. Voice Translator

Voice Translator

When you’re too busy or too lazy to type something for translation but still need the work done then there’s only one simple solution for you, use your voice. Voice Translator just lets you do that. It takes away all the time consuming typing methods and lets you speak your words and sentences that need to be translated. The app will read back the translated words and sentences so you don’t even have to read. You can get translations in multiple languages at the same time, if that’s what you prefer. At the moment, Voice Translator supports 21 languages for input that include, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese (Simple/Traditional), Arabic, Hebrew, Indonesian, French, Dutch, Polish, Latin, Malay, Korean, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, Turkish, Afrikaans, and Czech.

Developer: Axismobinc

Compatibility: Android 2.3 or Higher

Availability: Android (Free)

5. Yandex.Translate


The direct competitor to Google Translate is the Russian Yandex.Translate that comes with similar features as Google Translate app. Yandex.Translate supports more than 60 languages and lets you translate words, phrases, or complete sentences easily. The app performs real time translations as you enter the text, so each word is translated right when you input it making the whole process much smoother and faster. The app also lets you take images of different signs, banners, and it will quickly translate the text in the image into your preferred language which makes it easier for you to find your way in foreign countries. You can also save dictionaries offline this way you can perform translations even when you don’t have an active internet connection at hand. The app supports translations in and from, English, Spanish, Russian, Italian, German, Dutch, and many other languages from different parts of the world.

Developer: Yandex

Compatibility: Android 2.3.3 or Higher, iOS 7.1 or Higher

Availability: Android, iOS (Free)

6. iTranslate Voice


Talk to your smartphone and it will speak back to you in more than 40 different languages depending on your choice. iTranslate Voice is the voice counterpart of the original iTranslate app, it focuses specifically on letting the users translate different sentences and phrases via voice commands. All you have to do is speak to your phone and it will translate your words and speak them back to you. You don’t need to type a single letter at all because the high-quality voice recognition will understand each word that you speak. You can also share the translations via social media channels and email. The new phrasebook feature in the app lets you save all the frequently used translations so you don’t have to translate them again and again. The app supports most languages including but not limited to English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Arabic, and Hindi.

Developer: Sonico

Compatibility: Android 4.1 or Higher, iOS 7.0 or Higher

Availability: Android (Free), iOS (Paid $3.99)

7. SayHi Translate


If you’re looking for a real time interpreter that helps you in your face to face conversations then look no further because SayHi Translate app will help you out in such situations. This app will provide the duties of a interpreter by giving you real time translations of the words and sentences you speak in over 100 languages. Best of all, you can choose different dialects for each language giving you a more specific way of saying words that you never knew before. Dialects include, Canadian French, Indian English, South African English, etc and many more. The standard version gives you access to 43 languages and a limited number of dialects, however, buying the premium version will give you over 100 languages and unlock many more dialects that you can use. You can save translations and also send them to your friends via email or social media with a quick tap.

Developer: SayHi

Compatibility: iOS 6.1 or Higher

Availability: iOS (Paid $4.99)

8. Translate Voice

Translate Voice

The fact that this app is completely free without requiring any premium subscriptions or payments at all makes it one of the best translation apps out there. It lets you easily translate over 80 languages from around the world with just your voice. You can get audio output in over 40 languages that include but not limited to English, Italian, German, French, Arabic, Russian, etc. You can also get spelling suggestions and new word suggestions to improve your overall grip on your preferred language. You can share the text from this app to any other app that supports texts which makes it easier to text your translations to your friends and other loved ones quickly. All your previous translations are saved in this history so you can always get back to them without having to do them all over again.

Developer: Tick Talk Soft

Compatibility: Android 2.3 or Higher

Availability: Android (Free)

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If you a completely new learner of a language or just want to improve your grip on a couple of languages then the above mentioned translator apps will come in handy. Even if you’re visiting a new country and want to temporary learn a few words or sentences to get by at your new destination then these apps will help you out so you can get used to the new language. If you have any other suggestions for translation app then feel free to share them in the comments below.