India is a vast country with different culture and hundreds of regional languages. To explore it in its true beauty and understand the culture you need to understand their language. For that, we have the help from Google. A few months ago, Google with the help of its Neural Machine Translation technology added more support for Indian languages on its products.
Breaking the language barrier further, Google has now updated its Google Translate app adding support for seven more Indian regional languages. These languages include Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. The updated Google Translate app is available for free download on both Android and iOS devices.
The update on the Google Translate app offers both offline translations and instant visual translation in the above seven Indian languages. You can even type a translate query with your voice in these seven languages including Malayalam. With conversation mode enabled, you can easily translate a live conversation happening in two or more languages.
To get started with the offline translation of Indian regional languages on Google Translate app, you first need to download the language pack when you’re on Wi-Fi. Once downloaded you will be able to instantly translate offline between English and your downloaded language. You can also download the additional language pack for more translation options.
Indian Word Lens
Another interesting feature added to the Google Translate app is the instant translate with Word Lens. You can easily translate signs, hoarding or menus from English to Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu (in addition to Hindi). For that, open the Translate app, enable the camera mode and point to an English sign or text. You’ll see the translated text in your Indian language overlaid on your screen.
Google Translate app also includes a bilingual conversation mode for Hindi, Bengali and Tamil. To get started, tap the mic in Google Translate app to start speaking in a selected language. Once in a conversation with some one, tap the mic again, and the app will automatically recognize the languages being spoken. It then automatically translates the spoken language to your desired language.