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Vocre for iOS provides near-instant language translation, helps you find a foreign girlfriend

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Sep 2011, 06:12

Vocre for iOS is a neat application that works by converting the user's speech into text, which gets submitted online for translation. Almost instantly, words are spoken back in the foreign language of choice...

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posted on 19 Sep 2011, 06:38 1

1. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

wow, android has had that.. and for free.. for a long time now. :) google translate :)

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 08:59 1

3. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

You seem to forget that the iPhone had Google translate FIRST. There are a plethora of choices in the app store, this is just another great option.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 07:44 2

2. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

Google translate sucks!

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 10:28

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

There are some nuances to successful translation. For example Four more years literally translates to Quatro mas anos (please pardon the missing punctuation) in Spanish. But if you went to a Spanish speaking country, their equivalent translation would be Quatro anos mas. And then there is the matter of brand names - the Mister Clean product in the U.S. becomes Maestro Limpio south of the U.S. border with Mexico. Maestro generally translates to master in Spanish.

I haven't seen how the translators handle these nuances.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 10:30

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

PA - thank you again for providing the edit function. I used it to edit some typos in my post above.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 01:20

7. thatjackal (Posts: 15; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

But is it going to get grammar correct? Grammar is a horrible nightmare when people use things like Google Translate...

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