Google Translate is preparing to add flashcards to your phrasebook to help you learn a new language
Learning a new language can be daunting, but thanks to the digital age, it’s now easier than ever. While nothing beats classic learning methods and actually immersing yourself in a new language, apps like Duolingo help hone your skills in your free time. Learning a new language is, however, not as essential as it used to be, as apps like Google Translate help you with understanding another language, either spoken out loud or written. Some people also use it as a complementary tool to learn a new language, and thanks to the app’s phrasebook feature, you can save phrases you use constantly so you can check them out later on. Now, we’ve learned that this feature will be improved even further with the addition of a flashcards feature.
We activated this feature ahead of launch to bring you the below screenshots. Once it goes live, this feature will allow you to display your saved phrases in the form of cards, which you can flip around to see the translation. The feature also allows you to shuffle the cards in order to randomize them and make it more of a fun exercise if you have many saved phrases.
The feature was first spotted by Jane Manchun Wong some days back, but as of the time of writing, the feature has not yet rolled out to consumers, so it may be a while before we see it come to the stable version of the app.
This could make the app a fun complementary tool, in a similar fashion to Duolingo, to learning a new language by helping you memorize your phrasebook. It is still a far cry from something like Duolingo, which gives you short exercises to flex your muscles in whatever language you’re learning, and even then it’s just a new visual aspect for the already existing phrasebook, but it does make it a little fun, especially with the shuffling aspect. Furthermore, it could potentially open the gateway towards making Google Translate more of a useful tool for learners in the longer run.
You can download Google Translate from the Google Play Store below if you haven’t done so yet.