Word Lens, a Spanish Teacher’s Nightmare

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Hello Spanish Teachers!

A new app has come to the Iphone that will put you out of a job. This app is called Word Lens and it instantly translates any spanish text into english or vice versa. Sure, there are some boundaries, such as it can’t translate fancy text such as cursive but there are rarely any signs in cursive.

Having trouble with that spanish homework? Five Dollars and you can ace all of that homework, which usually consists of just translating spanish text into english or vice versa (at least mine was, and that is the reason I still don’t know spanish). I really don’t know how they are going to manage to teach kids spanish anymore with this app. It makes the whole situation so easy! Tests might take a bit a maneuvering, but if you all take turns pretending you are sick so the teacher brings you to the nurse, the other students can then ace that test.

Check out the video below to see it in action. The app is free, but the dictionaries that translate words back and forth aren’t and they cost $5 (USD) each.

[pro-player width=’530′ height=’253′ type=’video’]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2OfQdYrHRs&feature=player_embedded[/pro-player]

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  • Cellophane Girl

    I think this is a really great idea. Especially if you are going on a trip in a country that speaks another language. Though it’s not going to make you seem any less of an ignorant tourists when you have to pull out you translating app to be able to speak to someone.

  • frankcastle66

    lol i really with i had this

  • Cellophane Girl

    I know my sister would have loved to have one that translated Japanese when she went to Japan. Apparently really easy to get lost if you can’t read the signs.
    I assume they will come out with more languages.

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