Do not fall prey to translation difficulties
Do you know this picture: you are on holiday abroad, trying to explain to a local resident about a vital matter for you – for example, how many more kilometers to go under the scorching sun to the right store – and he looks at you, smiles broadly … and understands absolutely nothing ! Familiar? Congratulations! You have become the 100000537th victim of translation difficulties. And if you do not want to find yourself in such a situation again, you should think about a personal translator. Fortunately, in the 21st century, it’s not necessary to take Maria Fedorovna with you on vacation, who taught you English in high school – an electronic dictionary is perfect for the role of personal translator. This is a special program for translating words that can be installed on a smartphone, communicator or PDA.
The main convenience is that the dictionary will always be in your pocket and can instantly come to the rescue in a difficult situation. You may need it even before you find yourself in the territory of the country of destination: already after passing through customs control after landing, you will need to somehow answer the questions of people in uniform who do not speak Russian. After that, you will most likely need to find out where to go next and where to look for your luggage. And what about the communication with local taxi drivers when trying to get to the hotel by yourself! With an electronic dictionary of unpleasant adventures installed on your smartphone, you will definitely have less.
However, there are surprises in the tourist hotel too: the administrator at the reception desk, who, according to the hotel’s descriptions, is completely Russian-speaking, suddenly forgets all the Russian words … The questionnaire to be filled out at check-in is, at best, in English … but it’s not enough beds in it … Not to mention going to a local restaurant, especially in an exotic country: agree, you still want to know who you will eat, and whether this dish will not be too lively for your Slavonic mentality. In general, with an electronic dictionary, all these issues can be solved much faster and not be nervous over trifles on a long-awaited vacation, when you want only peace and positive.
The good news is for everyone who traditionally does not have time to go shopping before leaving: if you honestly intended to buy and install an electronic dictionary in advance, but didn’t have time, you can do it right at the airport. ABBYY Lingvo, the most popular in Ukraine electronic dictionary, is sold in Boryspil in Duty Free. For a smartphone, communicator or PDA, a special mobile version of this program will do. There is just enough time before the flight to establish a dictionary, understand basic functions and learn basic words in the language of the country where you are flying. ABBYY Lingvo has dictionaries for 7 foreign languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish and Polish. Plus, the program includes phrasebooks for English, German, French, Italian and Spanish, voiced by native speakers – so that the correct pronunciation is provided to you. Communicate freely and relax the best!