And, like magic . . .

How do you explain a food allergy in a language you can’t speak, read, or write?

Google’s big news this week is the rollout of Interpreter Mode, a feature that lets you use the Google Assistant to translate everything you say in real time. It’s activated with the phrase “Hey Google, be my French translator,” or whatever language you need.

It’s a fantastic feature. I know, because I’ve already used a very good version of it, part of Google’s Google Translate app. Very fortunately for us, my husband and I had Google Translate loaded on our smartphones when we visited Japan earlier this year.

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PS – we have used this ourselves. You can speak in both language pairs, and Google Translate will automatically decipher the correct language and respond accordingly.  It also works well on Google Nest and other home products.  Impressive!

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