The intelligent talking solution for portable communication that features more than 14,000 phrases for all common situations.

LingvoSoft Talking PhraseBook English - Chinese Mandarin Simplified for iPhone provides instant bi-directional translation of thousands of practical and useful phrases. It replaces bulky and inconvenient books and speaks all of its phrases aloud using clear, understandable native speaker voice narration for both languages. With it you will always be understood - even if you can't speak a word of another language.

Key features include authentic human voice narration, 15 easily navigated topic-areas, a choice of six display languages and advanced speech recognition for hands-free navigation.

Topic Areas

Everyday Conversation, Traveling, Local transport, Driving, Hotel, Restaurant, Shopping, Post Office, Telephone, Bank, Sightseeing, Health, Beauty salon, Sport, Housekeeper
LingvoSoft Talking PhraseBook features:


14,000 indispensable phrases in 15 topic areas with several options per phrase


Authentic native-speaker voice narration of all phrases
Advanced Speech Recognition for navigation and learning game
Customizable interface with choice of display language and installation options
Quick search by first letters of key words
Superior keyboard layout for better language specific character input
The ‘All topics’ section displays every single phrase contained in the PhraseBook

What's New

Version 2.3

iOS8 and 64-bit platforms support.

Customer Reviews

Easily could of been better


I really like this app. It has a decent gamut of electronic phrases and learning activities, plus it serves it's purpose as a traveling phrasebook. Where it fails though is where the developer got greedy. You can only get English-simplified character or English-pinyin,not both at the same time, you'll have to buy the app twice if you want characters and pinyin. Not only that but the audio is only decent, not very clear or slow, the speakers speak too quickly and there is no slow down function. A decent phrasebook, but it easily could have been better.


18 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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