Fortunately Duolingo, a new interactive app, has you covered. By translating lines from the world wide web at your existing (or non-existent) language level, you learn new words and phrases whilst doing your civic duty. The crowd-sourced text translation platform is completely free and designed so users progress through lessons while they translate Spanish, German, French, Brazilian Portuguese or Italian web text. In addition to unlocking knowledge for millions, you can search vocab sections for new words and get translation hints whenever you get stuck. The beauty is you can learn a new turn of phrase in your favourite dialect whilst sitting in the back of a cab, killing time between meetings or waiting for your after five merlot to breath – virtually anytime you have a free moment and a thirst for…foreign tongues.
Think of it as doing your part for inter-cultural communication.