Feb 29th, 2012 publishUpdated   Sep 10th, 2021, 5:02 pm

If you’ve ever come across Chinese symbols/lettering and you were completely lost as to what they meant, we’ve found a pretty cool app for you. CamDictionary for Android makes great use of your device’s camera to quickly and easily identify those words.

The app will give you a reticle in which you’ll position the symbol. After a couple of seconds it’ll come back with the word in your language of choice. You are able to translate between 36 different languages, both ways.

To take it a step further, they’ll be bringing updates which allow you to string together full sentences this way. While translation is nothing new, this is a great and easy way to understand text in the physical world where you can’t copy and paste things (in a digital sense). Find our very brief hands-on above and the full list of features below. If you like it, be sure to find it in the Android market here.

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