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Electronic Language Translator

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tallybicyclecamping62:
Hello,

I am going on a world wide tour.  Has anyone used one of these electronic language translators?  Which one?  Effectiveness?  Any other suggestions for the language barrier?

Thanks,

Lee R. Stork

tonythomson:
Never used one or felt the need, just something else to worry about.

My method is to make a list of phrases you need ie "can i put my tent up here"
then get someone or use a translation service on line then write each phrase on a card even add a small drawing if appropriate. On the reverse I write it phonetically and try to speak it the same time as showing the card.

Learn your numbers and I used to test myself on passing car number plates.

And smile a lot and laugh at your mistakes cos you'll make loads.

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