Star Trek’s Universal Translator is here! The Vocre iPhone app from myLanguage “listens” to your sentence, translates it into the selected language, then speaks it. It’s not instantaneous like the Universal Translator, but it’s close. You can choose a male or female voice to speak the translation. The speaking voice sounds like a human, not a machine. Available languages are: English (United States, Australia, or United Kingdom accent), Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish. The Vocre app is free, and it comes with 10 free translations. You purchase more translations with in-app purchases; 20 translations are $0.99 and 100 are $8.99. Be aware that each phrase you speak and each your conversational partner speaks will count as one translation, so you won’t be using this to chat your way around the world unless you’re on the Forbes 400. The myLanguage website has a video demonstrating Vocre in action, if you missed the television commercial.
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