English-Spanish Talking Travel Phrasebook
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The intelligent talking solution for portable communication that features more than 14,000 phrases for all common situations.
LingvoSoft Talking PhraseBook English <-> Spanish 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.
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
Best program available
Excellent app. I teach a combined English - Spanish class and the phrases in this program are a big part of our curriculum. Great job Lingvosoft. This app presents every phrase in four different forms: English text, Spanish text, English audio, and Spanish audio. What more could you want? The audio is rough but entirely understandable. No internet connection is needed once it is downloaded, everything is on your device. They say it has 14,000 phrases. This is actually true if you count the 3,189 different phrases and 427 different words in the food section multiplied by the 4 different forms each phrase comes in (English text, English audio, Spanish text, Spanish audio). This is something like 10 times the number of phrases available in other programs which is spectacular, bravo Lingvosoft. This is absolutely beautiful.
This is really a good app but needs better cross-referencing among the categories. The phrase you're looking for is sometimes in a different category than you expect. Under sightseeing there's no phrase for buying a ticket-- those phrases are under transportation. Under shopping for clothing there are no phrases for asking for a bigger or smaller size-- you have to look under shopping for shoes to find those phrases. Some cross referencing of the phrases under multiple categories would make the app much better, though you can just do a search on a keyword (e.g., ticket or bigger) to find the phrase you need. Being able to search by voice at higher level categories would be nice-- right now the voice search is at too low a level to be very useful.
Check out the free version, then buy this one
Zero risk. The free version has all the functionality of this one, with limited phrases. If you like that one, and want more, then buy this one. All apps should be set up this way. Very pleased.
The voice recognition isn't as good as, say, google, but it works decently well. Anxious to use this on an upcoming trip to Central America.
- Category: Travel
- Released: Sep 03, 2009
- Version: 1.0.0
- Size: 13.2 MB
- Seller: Ectaco
- © Ectaco Inc (c) 1989-2009
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.