It's Just a Little Database Magic

iConji in the Middle

iConji is not intended to replace Google's translation systems. Rather, iConji is a means to simple communication without translation.

iConji sits in the middle between you and another iConji user, making simple associations between the words it has stored in its database in all supported languages. Instead of English being translated directly to Japanese, it is iConji itself that is the communication medium with built-in English and Japanese expressions of the iConji vocabulary.