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12th Feb '16 4:58:21 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', when traveling to the USSR in 1986, Rip gives everyone electronic pills that, when swallowed, attach to the nervous system and allow one to speak the language currently set by Gideon. Interestingly, the person speak thinks he's speaking English until he hears the words coming out of his mouth. Presumably, the chip in the pill intercepts the brainwaves associated with speech and sends out different signals to the muscles. Also presumably, the pills translate foreign speech into English for them. Naturally, TranslationConvention is in play.
4th Feb '16 7:22:34 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Fanfic/FateStayNightUltimateMaster'', the Plumbers give Ben a device that lets him speak and understand Japanese. However, it doesn't help him ''read'' it.
1st Feb '16 6:24:12 PM nombretomado
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* Done in TadWilliams' ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' novels, although {{justified|Trope}} in that computer technology has [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture evolved]] to the point where simultaneous voice translation is a standard feature of the 'Net. There are cases where this fails due to linguistic nuances or a character speaking in a language that the translation software doesn't recognize. * MarionZimmerBradley disliked this trope and tried not to use it; when she resorted to it in ''Hunters of the Red Moon'', the translator sometimes wouldn't convey cultural nuances or figures of speech.
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* Done in TadWilliams' Creator/TadWilliams' ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' novels, although {{justified|Trope}} in that computer technology has [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture evolved]] to the point where simultaneous voice translation is a standard feature of the 'Net. There are cases where this fails due to linguistic nuances or a character speaking in a language that the translation software doesn't recognize. * MarionZimmerBradley Creator/MarionZimmerBradley disliked this trope and tried not to use it; when she resorted to it in ''Hunters of the Red Moon'', the translator sometimes wouldn't convey cultural nuances or figures of speech.
18th Jan '16 2:28:39 AM Baeraad555
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* The mirrors of ''Literature/MordantsNeed'' can summon sentient creatures from all manner of bizarre worlds into the world of Mordant, and they all turn out to be able to speak the local language (at least if they have the right sort of vocal chords for it). The magicians who use mirrors differ on why that is, but one of the two dominant theories is that this trope is in effect - the mirror changes the language you speak when you move through it.
17th Jan '16 6:23:35 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Stardoc}}'', Dr. Cherijo Grey Veil uses a translator earpiece to understand the various aliens who come to the hospital she works at on Kevarzangia 2. It uses a wireless connection to a municipal computer database which translates incoming alien tongues. The earpiece then retransmits them as the wearer's native tongue. When Cherijo joins the Jorenians later on, we're treated to the Jorenian equivalent, the vocollar, whose only difference is that it's worn about the neck.
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* In ''{{Stardoc}}'', ''Literature/{{Stardoc}}'', Dr. Cherijo Grey Veil uses a translator earpiece to understand the various aliens who come to the hospital she works at on Kevarzangia 2. It uses a wireless connection to a municipal computer database which translates incoming alien tongues. The earpiece then retransmits them as the wearer's native tongue. When Cherijo joins the Jorenians later on, we're treated to the Jorenian equivalent, the vocollar, whose only difference is that it's worn about the neck.
10th Jan '16 9:08:01 PM jormis29
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* The [=SEAUn=] terrorists in the ''Anime/PsychoPassTheMovie'' movie talk to their Japanese contact using his translation program on his wrist terminal in the intro. When Akane arrives in [=SEAUn=], she initially talks to Colonel Nicholas Wong in English before using a similar translation program to converse in Japanese. Averted with the cyborg mercenary leader; when talking to Kougami, he immediately switches from English to Japanese with no aid. He is [[GeniusBruiser a well-read and intellectual man with a strong interest in post-colonialist literature]], so it's likely he knows several languages as well.
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* The [=SEAUn=] terrorists in the ''Anime/PsychoPassTheMovie'' movie talk to their Japanese contact using his translation program on his wrist terminal in the intro. When Akane arrives in [=SEAUn=], she initially talks to Colonel Nicholas Wong in English before using a similar translation program to converse in Japanese. Averted with the cyborg mercenary leader; when talking to Kougami, he immediately switches from English to Japanese with no aid. He is [[GeniusBruiser a well-read and intellectual man with a strong interest in post-colonialist literature]], so it's likely he knows several languages as well.
10th Jan '16 8:52:58 PM jormis29
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* The [=SEAUn=] terrorists in the ''Film/PsychoPass'' movie talk to their Japanese contact using his translation program on his wrist terminal in the intro. When Akane arrives in [=SEAUn=], she initially talks to Colonel Nicholas Wong in English before using a similar translation program to converse in Japanese. Averted with the cyborg mercenary leader; when talking to Kougami, he immediately switches from English to Japanese with no aid. He is [[GeniusBruiser a well-read and intellectual man with a strong interest in post-colonialist literature]], so it's likely he knows several languages as well.
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* The [=SEAUn=] terrorists in the ''Film/PsychoPass'' ''Anime/PsychoPassTheMovie'' movie talk to their Japanese contact using his translation program on his wrist terminal in the intro. When Akane arrives in [=SEAUn=], she initially talks to Colonel Nicholas Wong in English before using a similar translation program to converse in Japanese. Averted with the cyborg mercenary leader; when talking to Kougami, he immediately switches from English to Japanese with no aid. He is [[GeniusBruiser a well-read and intellectual man with a strong interest in post-colonialist literature]], so it's likely he knows several languages as well.
6th Jan '16 9:32:59 AM zarpaulus
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Also known as a "Universal Transhttp://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TranslatorMicrobeslator", this is a special kind of AppliedPhlebotinum that automatically translates communication from the speaker's language into the listener's, thus removing those pesky [[LanguageBarrier "language barriers"]] from between people of different countries, times, species or planets.
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Also known as a "Universal Transhttp://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TranslatorMicrobeslator", Translator", this is a special kind of AppliedPhlebotinum that automatically translates communication from the speaker's language into the listener's, thus removing those pesky [[LanguageBarrier "language barriers"]] from between people of different countries, times, species or planets.
6th Jan '16 9:02:23 AM jbr
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Also known as a "Universal Translator", this is a special kind of AppliedPhlebotinum that automatically translates communication from the speaker's language into the listener's, thus removing those pesky [[LanguageBarrier "language barriers"]] from between people of different countries, times, species or planets.
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Also known as a "Universal Translator", Transhttp://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TranslatorMicrobeslator", this is a special kind of AppliedPhlebotinum that automatically translates communication from the speaker's language into the listener's, thus removing those pesky [[LanguageBarrier "language barriers"]] from between people of different countries, times, species or planets.

A well-done page on this is [[http://www.xibalba.demon.co.uk/jbr/lingo.html here]].
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A well-done page on this is [[http://www.xibalba.demon.co.uk/jbr/lingo.[[http://jbr.me.uk/lingo.html here]].
31st Dec '15 1:06:10 AM Anddrix
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** Both ComicBook/{{Lobo}} and the aliens on Rimbor are shown speaking alien languages; when humans express confusion, they press a device that turns their speech into English.
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** Both ComicBook/{{Lobo}} Lobo and the aliens on Rimbor are shown speaking alien languages; when humans express confusion, they press a device that turns their speech into English.
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