You can translate key phrases such as these:
- Can you take me to the airport please?
- How much does it cost?
- May I have a large coffee please?
This translation tool has a clear need for predictive input. It would be really cool if you could get common phrases displayed quickly by entering a single word: airport, cost, coffee.
However…asking folks questions is only part of the communication hurdle. While mobile, you also need to understand in real time the answers you get – and they are in the same foreign language.
Suggestion: In addition to providing a phrase translation, display a set of the most common answers.
This way you may have a good chance of understanding at least part of what a taxi driver, sales person, or waiter says after you ask: ¿Puedo tener un gran café por favor?