Alexa is Smarter then Us!

Alexa is equipped with a world of knowledge, she has answers you wouldn’t even imagine to simple questions and has many hidden talents such as rapping, beatboxing and singing – you just need to find out how to get it out of her! Alexa can keep you entertained for hours with her jokes and trivia.

The experts over at Absolute Translations have complied a list of things you need to ask Alexa, they are guaranteed to be of use to you as you expect the unexpected.

1)      ‘Give me a recipe for chocolate chip cookies’

Asking for recipes provides you with detailed cooking instructions for chocolate chip cookies, the step by step method can also be sent over to your phone to make it easier to follow.

2)      ‘Roll a dice’

Alexa is great when you’re stuck on what to decide for a big decision. This can save a lot of time if you’re in a dilemma.

3)      ‘Rap for me’

If you ask her, she will provide you with an original rap. This will cheer up anyone’s day and she isn’t half bad!

4)      ‘Do you know Siri’

Her male companion in the virtual world, you will be fascinated to know how far back these fellow friends go.

5)      ‘Meow’

This one you just need to try; it can’t be explained.

6)      ‘How are babies made’

Have the birds and the bees talk with Alexa and you will be wishing you never asked.

7)      ‘Order me an Uber’

You can link your Alexa with your Uber account and then just ask her to request a ride. This is helpful in saving time when you are in a rush getting ready and you don’t have time to put in your destination.

8)      ‘Play Jeopardy’

You can improve your general knowledge and play jeopardy everyday with Alexa. She will start asking you questions in various areas such as pop culture, travel and world history.

9)      ‘Open translated’

Alexa can take something in English and translate it into another language. If you have trouble still understanding something you can ask for her to speak a little slower. It currently supports American Spanish Arabic, Basque, Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Flemish, French, French Canadian, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Spanish Latin America, Swedish, Swiss German, Thai, Turkish, and Welsh.

10)   ‘How far is this?’

If you wish to plan a journey and want to know how far you’re travelling, you can get a better idea by asking Alexa how far something is. You will have to give two different geographic points and she will use GPS to give you driving distance.

11)   ‘Flatter me’

This is a great way to start your day, Alexa will give you an emotional pick me up in the form of a brand-new compliment every day and it might be what you need to hear to get you through the day.

12)   ‘Recommend me a wine to go with this meal’

If you’re cooking a nice meal and unsure which wine goes with it then Alexa has a great skill for this. This wine brings you together with new labels you never knew you needed.

13)   ‘Open have I been pwned?’

Have I been pwned is a website which allows you to check if your email address has been part of any major data breaches? If you ask Alexa, you will then receive a verbal report which gives you all of the details.

14)   ‘Tell me a bedtime story’

This is perfect for your kids that have trouble falling asleep. With the bedtime story skill Alexa can read you a relaxing bedtime story and even personalise your name into it. You can alternatively link to your audible account to play specific stories.

15)   ‘Guided meditations to play meditation’

Guided meditations will take you on a journey of mindfulness and calm. She can take you on a soothing and calm session of peace that will keep you relaxed for your day ahead.

About Absolute Translations 

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