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User Info: DRX777

DRX777
9 years ago#1
I don't know if it's ever explained in the lore or anything, but how is it that the races all understand each other? Is everyone actually speaking English?

I get that the Asari could acquire new languages fairly instantly, but every other race would have tonnes of stuff to learn.
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User Info: Adiorocks949

Adiorocks949
9 years ago#2
I think it's a liberty that Bioware took for narrative purposes.

User Info: zchdd19

zchdd19
9 years ago#3

Because it's a video game. I believe in the Mass Effect lore, something about a universal translator if I'm not mistaken.

User Info: VampLordAdamaru

VampLordAdamaru
9 years ago#4
Isn't it that either the Omni-tool has a built-in universal translator, or people have subdermal implants with a universal translator built in...?
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User Info: wolight

wolight
9 years ago#5
Subdermal translators. Pretty much every sci-fi setting has them in one way or another.
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User Info: wiouds

wiouds
9 years ago#6

They have translation programs.

There is a game dealler complaning when it is turn off.

User Info: Beastye

Beastye
9 years ago#7
http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Translator
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User Info: danstu

danstu
9 years ago#8
Like others have said, it was mentioned in one of the codex entries that everyone has universal translation programs. It was one of the indexes in the "Bring Down the Sky" DLC for ME1, if I'm remembering right.
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User Info: LatchKeyKid

LatchKeyKid
9 years ago#9
There was a funny Cerberus Daily News about an Elcor who jammed the translator of everyone in a theater and pulled a fire alarm, resulting in chaos.

And of course Shepard even mentions it during the Thane romance talks.
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User Info: ITcore

ITcore
9 years ago#10
They have a little fish in their ear.
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