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. Search for any word you want to learn how to use and you will get MANY different ways to use the word. I teach a combined English - Spanish class and the phrases in this program are a big part of our curriculum. Great job Lingvosoft. This program presents every phrase in four different forms: English text, Spanish text, English audio, and Spanish audio. What more can you want? The audio is rough but entirely understandable. No internet connection is needed once it is downloaded, everything is on your device. Now that I've been so enthusiastic about the program let me tell you about an over-promoted feature. They say it has 14,000 phrases. This is not true. I meticulously counted every phrase and it only has 3,189 phrases. It also has 427 words in the food section but these cannot be counted as phrases because they are only words not phrases. In case anybody wants to contradict me, here are the phrase counts: basics 486, traveling 313, hotel 273, transport 286, sightseeing 199, bank 48, communication 134, restaurant 246, shopping 608, repairs 52, sport 143, health 253, beauty 72, police 76. Now, that I've said that, realize that 3,189 phrases are 10 times the number of phrases available in other programs which is spectacular, bravo Lingvosoft. But Lingvosoft, why stoop to over-advertising the number of phrases as 14,000 when 3,189 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.