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Stuck with a Foreign Language? - Google Translate to the Rescue!

When traveling internationally, one often manages by pointing to menus or using some English phrases in places where English is not the primary language .

Water is never safe to drink in many countries. Dr. Z recently encountered a situation in a restaurant whee he tried to ask if they prepared food using purified water. The term “purified” didn’t make sense to the waitress. Scratching his head, Dr. Z came up with what he thought was a good solution. He decided to use the Google Translate app and sure enough it was able to translate the sentence “do you use purified water?” It was translated fine but later on he found out that the word “purified” could translate to some other meaning.

The next time Dr.Z uses Google Translate, the suggestion to use in this case would be type “safe” water instead of “purified”. Keeping things simple usually works.

Another use for your iPhone or iPad while traveling! Most restaurants and hotels have wifi overseas, but the speed is painfully slow and doesn’t work 100% of the time.

So easy so simple!

By the way, if you need video communication (VP or VRS), why not try Z5, you will like it! Click here to get it! (See if you qualify to get a FREE tablet with a stand!)

Dr. Z is proud to be part of the team that understands and listens to the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing community!

Dr. Z cares about your communication access.

Disclosure: Dr. Z (Philip W. Bravin) is associated with CSDVRS, currently its Vice-President of Business Development

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