Google is hoping that mobile devices will help users learn how to speak with people around the world. Earlier this year, the company introduced Conversation Mode for Google Translate for Android, a feature that helps readers with conversation and pronunciation has expanded to include more languages.
Here is more from Google’s blog: “To use Conversation Mode, speak into your phone’s microphone, and the Translate app will translate what you’ve said and read the translation out loud. The person you’re speaking with can then reply in their language, and Conversation Mode will translate what they said and read it back to you.”
At launch earlier this year, the tool worked with English and Spanish only, but now the company is expanding this feature with 14 new languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Russian and Turkish. Google has also optimized the feature for larger screened Android tablets.