The visual translation feature initially started with seven languages—English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Today Google is adding 20 more. You can now translate to and from English and Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian. You can also do one-way translations from English to Hindi and Thai. (Or, try snapping a pic of the text you’d like translated—there's a total of 37 languages that work in camera mode.)
To try out the new languages, go to the Google Translate app, set “English” along with the language you’d like to translate, and click the camera button; you'll be prompted to download a small (~2 MB) language pack for each.
* Type to translate 90 languages
* Use your camera to translate text instantly in 26 languages
* Two-way automatic speech translation in 40 languages
* Draw with your finger as a keyboard alternative
* Star and save translations for future reference
* Take pictures of text for higher-quality translations or for languages not supported by instant camera translation
What's New In This Version:
Smoother conversation in 40 languages. Improved accessibility support.
Instantly translate printed text in 20 new languages with your camera:
● TO/FROM English: Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
● FROM English to: Hindi, Thai
You can download Google Translate from the App Store for free.