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Guan Ya Smith, 14, who is deaf, shows off her iPod that allows her to communicate with her new adoptive family through Google Translate. Phillip and Niki Smith (background) and their three other children in Rienzi, Mississippi, use the program to speak with Guan Ya. Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press
You might use Google Translate to read a hard-to-find manga comic book or decipher an obscure recipe for authentic Polish blintzes. Or, like Phillip and Niki Smith in Mississippi, you could use it to rescue a Chinese orphan and fall in love at the same time.