Talkman has fallen to obscurity, but the Sony’s pocket translator isn’t half bad. When you use Talkman you plug a microphone on top of your PSP and talk into it. Max, the game’s feathered mascot, makes a crude attempt to translate what you’re saying in English to Japanese, Chinese or Korean. Granted he doesn’t do a perfect job and you need the area to be devoid of noise for it the live translator to work.
Talkman also has preset phrases and modes to help you learn what they mean. If you’re trying to learn Asian languages the reasonably priced PSP the Best version of Talkman isn’t a bad study aid for 2,800 yen ($25). Ditto for European languages and Talkman Euro. The only catch is this cheaper price does not include the microphone, which means you miss out on the mode where Max grades your pronunciation.