Learning a new language is difficult, but there are those that believe children around the ages of 6 or 7 are at the peak age for learning a second language (although I haven’t personally read any of the studies that suggest this. Sounds good though ¯\_(ツ)_/¯). Given this, I decided to throw together a toy that could translate anything said to it in one language and repeat it back in a second language since it seemed like a fun learning project.
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