58 Languages on Tap

Business Jet Traveler » April 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011 - 5:00am

When you travel internationally, do you spend too much time thumbing through translation dictionaries and trying to pronounce unfamiliar words? Help has arrived in the form of Google Translate, a free iPhone app that covers 58 languages-everything from Afrikaans, Albanian and Arabic to Vietnamese, Welsh and Yiddish. Not only that, but you can speak your query rather than typing it in any of 15 languages and hear a spoken translation in any of 24 languages. So the next time you're in Denmark and want to tell everyone you meet that this is your favorite magazine, just load Google Translate. In seconds, you'll be proclaiming, "Business Jet Traveler er min ynollings magasin!" You'll sound like a native-and a cultured individual as well.

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“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”

-Howard Guy of Design Q, a UK-based consultancy