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Now here’s an app that could save you the embarrassment and frustration that can sometimes result from whipping out the language phrasebook in a foreign country. Instead of stitching together a poorly constructed sentence, or misunderstanding someone else’s message entirely, you can use the Google Translate app to ensure you understand — and are understandable.

Able to translate between 57 different languages, Google Translate can decipher phrases by voice recognition as you speak, or by text as you type. The app can also vocalize your translations, providing you, or whoever you’re trying to communicate with, the opportunity to hear the language spoken. Plus, translations can be displayed in full screen mode, making it easier for others to read, and can even be starred for future reference — even if you’re offline. Let’s take a closer look.

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In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting iTranslator. The developer describes iTranslator as the easiest translator around to use. 52 Languages and counting. Translate emails, documents, webpages and anything you can copy and paste.

Read on for more information and screenshots!

You’ve been telling yourself for years that you’ll learn a new language or at least dust off those high school Spanish skills. How about starting when you’re in line at the grocery store or waiting for the bus? Having language lessons on your iPhone means you can learn at your own pace, wherever and whenever you have the time.

Below you’ll find 80 apps for learning a number of different languages: everything from Chinese to sign language! A few of the apps come in multiple language variations so if you find one you like in a given language, keep scrolling to see if there are other versions.