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User Info: 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

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

User Info: 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

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

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

9 years ago#6

They have translation programs.

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User Info: Beastye

9 years ago#7

User Info: 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

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

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