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What’s New

Version 6.17

* Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

e.vars ,

Helpless without

The app isn't perfect, but it's close. All you have to do is point your camera at Chinese characters and like waiving a magic wand, the pinion and translation pop up. Very helpful for figuring out menus, the buttons on washers and air conditioners, and airport signs!

ClovisKid4321 ,

Frustrating for Japanese

I am in Japan and I've tried to use this app for translating Japanese on many occasions. I upgraded to the paid version. The translations are really poor. Many things completely not food related translate into food items. For example, there's "fatty tuna" all over the place. Food items on a menu seem to translate much quicker and seemingly more accurately. Maybe that's where the developers focused their attention?

I have used it on some Chinese characters with the Chinese translation, and that seems to occur much more quickly and accurately. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this app except as an emergency back-up to avoid eating anything you'd rather not eat.

artsiecook ,

So valuable!

I spent 5 weeks in China and this was life changing. I was able read menus which was the most fun and entertaining. With all the choices in every restaurant large or small, i was able to try all the things i wanted! I read menus like novels so it was incredible!
It was great for reading train tickets, signage and descriptions. I brought back ingredients and have been able to translate the packaging and recipes in Asian grocery stores here in the US!


Translate Abroad, Inc.
55.5 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Translate Abroad, Inc
In-App Purchases
  1. All Languages $11.99
  2. One Week Use $1.99
  3. Chinese $6.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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