A translator is a device that allows its user to understand the language of the Esmers (and talk to them back).
There are a few opportunities to get a translator:
- on the lower deck in the Esmer Shuttle that initially takes Twinsen to Zeelich
- in the Otringal Prison
- in the Esmer Shuttle at the alien base in the Desert Island
- finally, if Twinsen hasn't picked one yet when he rescues Baldino at the Emerald Moon Base, the latter will give one to him
"This translator allows you to understand everything said by the visitors from Space. In discreet mode, you can even spy on conversations."