Ever get starry-eyed over seeing a location or fall in love with a culture, but are too nervous to immerse yourself in its culture? This anxiety can maybe reflect a language class you are having trouble in but enjoy deeply; or ordering a meal from a menu written in a different language. Translating documents, signs, and menus can become a burden and stagnant your learnability and enjoyment in another culture; so a quick on hand translation app like Scan & Translate can make this reading less troublesome while opening new doors to more opportunities in learning a language and culture.
Language Isn’t The only Thing You Need to Learn
Visiting a foreign country is both exhilarating and a little overwhelming; adjustments to a new culture and language can contribute mostly to the fear of leaving your comfort zone. You’ll need to study up a little bit before going on your journey to new and exciting places but no one can learn everything about a culture in a short time before leaving; let alone devoting hundreds of hours to learning a new language. Plugging words into Google translate can become tedious, and definitely no one is carrying around a pocket dictionary.
Learn your Location, Scan the Signs, and Bring Some Cash
If the place you are visiting has a different native language, you can guarantee you’re going to run into signs and situations that you won’t understand. And if you’re driving in foreign land, this is extremely important. You don’t want to visit a country and run all the stop signs, maybe just a few. Also, be sure to carry around some spare cash just in case you run into a mom and pop shop that hasn’t quite gotten with time. You might wanna at least learn some of the words they use in cursing you out.
Find Out What’s For Dinner
Look into the types of food a country has to offer. So many people have become turned off to beautiful places due to the dislike of that country’s variety of food. Know what’s in the food you order, you don’t want to ruin a trip with an allergic reaction or sudden dislike to the culture based on its cuisine. It’s already tough ordering food with a mouth watering, don’t make it harder by not being able to understand what you’re getting. It can be as easy and scanning it through your phone camera and translating it on the spot with Scan & Translate.
Pull out Your Camera
Above all, don’t let these little inconveniences hurt your trip’s experience. Even if you’re sitting in class and not adept enough to understand an article at the moment, don’t let that take away from your love for the writing and culture. Now that it’s quick and easy to translate documents and signs on the fly. You can get the A you want, enjoy your trip, and learn a language without even trying.