Tingo - The interesting words game
By Common Agency
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Tingo is a word game where you have to guess the correct meaning of a word from a choice of three possible meanings. Sound easy? Have a go...
The Persian word "Nakhur" means:
a] Food left at night and eaten in the morning.
b] One who eggs on or compels another to tell a lie
c] A camel that won't give milk until her nostrils are tickled.
Read on or download the app for the answer!
The multiple-choice format is easy for anyone to play, whether it's one person or a group. You'll have fun finding that there are words for things such as "responding negatively by wrinkling the nose" or "the moonlight shining on water", and with over 2000 words included you'll learn a thing or two along the way.
To make the most of the unique content, the app includes the following functionality:
- Full Game Center integration, rewarding you for achievements such as 3-in-a-row or Fastest to answer correctly each day. You'll also progress your Tingo status, from Language Learner, to Word Wizard and beyond!
- Receive a daily Push Notification with a Word of the Day.
- Share words and their meaning to either Facebook or Twitter.
- As you discover new words, add them to your Favourites to save them for easy access later.
All the words are real words and have been compiled by former QI researcher Adam Jacot de Boinod - author of the book "The Meaning of Tingo and Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World", of which Stephen Fry said "absolutely delicious".
Answer to example above: The Persian word Nakhur means "A camel that won't give milk until her nostrils are tickled."
What's New in Version 1.1
Great app - why isn't it more popular?
Really enjoying this app. I am a bit geeky about words so its right up my street.
2 niggles. There is a tendency to repeat definitions. And one word had the same definition twice for the same word.
Great fun all the same!
Need to see it in context
Are the words verbs/nouns/adjectives?
We need to see a working sample please
- Category: Games
- Updated: 18 December 2012
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 22.7 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Common Agency Ltd.
- © Common Agency Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.