5. Travel Apps Make Translation Easier

Travelers can stop yelling and waving their hands

Looking for Hankyu railway station?

Looking for Hankyu railway station?     Photo: kimubert/flickr

With handy new apps like Google Translate, wild hand gesturing has gone the way of free checked luggage.  For 23 of the nearly 60 languages this app translates, just speak a phrase into your phone and the phone spits out the same phrase back to you in, say, Greek.

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