When I came to that step, it worked fine.
Had a problem with a prior app, TTS Enhanced...(something)
First time, Google asked to remove it. Didn't know what it was, so I hit NO.
Installation froze. Battery pull, restart and uninstalled Translate.
Tried again, App froze before asking about TTS Enhanced...
Battery pull again, uninstall. Finally got the nerve to uninstall TTS Enhanced first, then install Google Translate.
Worked fine, suggested I install eSpeak, clicked on the link, worked.
Now I can order a hamburger, fries and coffee at McDonalds and make them understand me.