Img source: YouTube Have you gone to a foreign country and all of a sudden there were no English translations, but were written only in a language that you cannot understand? All the train station guidelines, food descriptions, and everything else that you need so much. You may also hesitate to ask so many people for everything that you do not understand. You simply feel embarrassed and not prefer to ask them anything, as you are not that much comfortable asking so many questions to people that you do not know. Luckily, Google Translate can tremendously help you out. You have probably used Google Translate at a certain point, trying to translate for that strange word inside a paragraph. You may have not known, however, that it also gives you the ability to translate texts inside a picture. Yes, you read that right: You can just take a picture of a text that you are not able to understand and Google Translator will give you the translation to the language that you need. It works for handwritten texts as well. All you have to do it is install Google Translate in your smartphone, take an image of the text that you want to translate using the option inside the app, and then you will have the ability to choose certain parts of the text to translate without having to write it on your own. This is especially helpful if you do not have the keyboard in the language that you are writing in and are not sure how to write special characters of the foreign language. You can read more detailed instructions about doing this in , and also in . Android iPad and iPhone I learned this today and I hope it will be helpful to you as well.