Whether you're going abroad or just want to learn a new language, the Talk To Me app for Android phones is an easy translation tool. Speak a word or phrase into the phone and the easy-to-use app will translate and speak it back to you in the desired language. Talk To Me works with most languages that are based on Roman characters (French, Spanish, German, etc.) and will text translate many others.
It's a lot like the iPhone translation app I wrote about recently, and is just as awesome for travel, whether you need to find the bathroom or just introduce yourself to someone new. Talk To Me is free, and available in the Android Market.