across language barriers
Translation of each’s words into the other’s language through a smartphone.
It is possible to translate signboards, newspapers, etc. by taking the photos with the camera. This is DOCOMO’s translation service that allows you to have smooth conversations with others speaking different languages as if you had an interpreter.
Active in these situations
Use on a trip abroad
This app will be active in every situation, such as getting lost, doing shopping or ordering a meal at a restaurant, to make your trip a lot more fun.
For talks with tourists visiting Japan or foreign friends
Making it possible to enjoy communication across language barriers by easy operation.
For learning a language
This app can also be used for vocabulary tests and foreign language pronunciation lessons. For checking texts as well.
the Hanashite Hon’yaku app
In face-to-face talks!
Face-to-face communication in each other’s language by just tapping the button and speaking alternately.
In each other’s
language even over
Hanashite Hon’yaku can translate even talks over the phone. Even in talking with friends in foreign countries, making restaurant reservations in travel destinations, etc.
- Available to DOCOMO subscribers only.
More convenient with Utsushite Hon'yaku!
It is possible to translate signboards, restaurant menus, newspapers, etc. in photos taken with the smartphone camera. It is also possible to translate taken images by specifying them.
accuracy is high!
We use the translation engine of Mirai Translate, Inc. which has English composition ability with a TOEIC score of 900 or more by utilizing neural machine translation (NMT) in which deep learning technology is used. Furthermore, DOCOMO’s own excellent translation has been realized by learning customer service conversations.
What service is Hanashite Hon’yaku?
It translates each’s native language into the other’s language through the app.
Is the service available to DOCOMO subscribers only?
It is available to not only DOCOMO subscribers but also users of other companies’ smartphones and smartphone users using the Wi-Fi. However, the phone translation can be used by DOCOMO subscribers only.
Is there any usage fee?
Which are supported OSs?
Android OS 4.3 or later
iOS 10.0 or later
What are supported languages?
■ Face-to-face translation
English (British/American/Australian), Chinese (Mandarin/Taiwanese/Cantonese), Korean, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Russian, Thai, Indonesian, and Vietnamese
■ Phone translation
English (American), Chinese (Mandarin), and Korean
■ Utsushite Hon'yaku (AR translator with word recognition camera)
English, Chinese (Mandarin/Taiwanese/Cantonese), Korean, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and German
When we launch the app, the dialog of “Update” is displayed. Why is that?
There is a critical update for use of the app. Please use the app after checking the content and updating the app.