The Best Translation Tools for Spanish to English

Around 570 million people around the globe speak Spanish, the fourth-most spoken language in the world. It's also the second-most spoken language in the United States and the language with the second-most native speakers in the world. Therefore, understanding Spanish can be quite beneficial whether you're traveling, running a business, or making friends in new cultures. With that in mind, we put together a list of the best tools that you can use to translate Spanish to English.

1. Vocre

If you're looking for a translation tool that makes it fast and easy to have a conversation with someone who speaks Spanish or 58 other languages, you can't go wrong with Vocre. You and the person you are talking to can speak into your phone and Vocre translates what you both said instantly so that the other person can understand it. What sets it apart from many other apps is that you don't have to be online to use it so you can take it practically anywhere. It also allows you to type in words and phrases to translate them as needed. Vocre is available for iOS and Android and free with some in-app purchases.  

2. Google Translate

Few translation services are as beloved as Google Translate. It's 100 percent free to use and it supports more than 100 languages, including Spanish. Of course, you can use the web app which translates any word, phrase, sentence, or paragraph that you type or copy and paste. The app, which you can get for iOS and Android, offers text translation in addition to voice and photo translation. That means you can speak in Spanish or snap a picture of something that's written in Spanish and find out what it means.   

3. iTranslate

iTranslate is another popular app that's available for both iOS and Android and it works with over 100 languages, including Spanish. What people love about iTranslate is that it has so many features, making translation easy for everyone. You can use it for voice translation, which means you can speak into your phone and get an instant translation. You can also take pictures of items like signs and menus and get translations, and of course you can type in words and phrases. You can also work offline with iTranslate when translating more common languages like Spanish. Keep in mind that you may need to pay extra for some features. 

4. SayHi

SayHi is another great voice translation app for anyone looking to have a real-time one-on-one conversation with a Spanish speaker. It supports 101 unique languages and dialects. Available for iOS and Android, SayHi is known for its simplicity and ease of use. All you have to do is tap a button, speak into the phone, and the app will translate your words into Spanish or the language of your choice instantly. 

5. Spanish Translator Pro

Spanish Translator Pro is the only translation service on the list that focuses specifically on Spanish, which means it's a bit more straightforward and sort of eliminates the noise. Available for iOS and Android, it costs between $2.49 and $2.99, depending on where you get it. You can use it like a dictionary to look up words and phrases and it has a voice feature.  

6. TripLingo

TripLingo is an ideal app for traveling to countries where Spanish is spoken. Not only does it help with language translation but it also helps you with cultural guides, safety tools, and tips for traveling abroad. You can use it to make free international calls when you're in another country, but you do have to be online. Learn about local etiquette and ways to make a great impression on your host country. It'll also help you contact local authorities or medical help as well as teach you important medical phrases should you get sick or injured. There's even a tip calculator. TripLingo is available for iOS and Android. It's free with in-app purchases. While it doesn't offer as many languages as some of the other translators, it does feature Spanish.