Google Is Trying To Bridge The Language Gap For Travelers

Google Is Trying To Bridge The Language Gap For Travelers
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A new feature will eliminate the need for using Google Translate or a phrasebook to read reviews in a foreign language

Lauren Kirkwood
  • 25 may 2017

A new Google feature aims to make life easier for travelers navigating countries in which they’re not familiar with the language. The next time you’re in Rome or Madrid and want to know if a local restaurant is worth a visit, simply open up Google Maps or Google Search, find the eatery’s profile and read the reviews—which will be automatically translated into your native tongue from the foreign language in which they were originally written.

The feature eliminates the need to copy and paste reviews into Google Translate or a third-party app, allowing eager sightseers to get on with their vacation with less hassle.

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A new Google feature aims to make life easier for travelers navigating countries in which they’re not familiar with the language. The next time you’re in Rome or Madrid and want to know if a local restaurant is worth a visit, simply open up Google Maps or Google Search, find the eatery’s profile and read the reviews—which will be automatically translated into your native tongue from the foreign language in which they were originally written.

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