If it sounds confusing it’s because it is. Or at least, really complicated.
The point is, thanks to the smart people (see: magicians) at Google, your phone now has the ability to see the world in a whole new language.
More than 20 languages, actually.
And while we could try and explain how your camera is able to look at a sign in Russian and instantly translate it into English, we have way too many other super important and busy things to do (also, it’s, like, really hard). Luckily, Google has already done it: