Gone are the days when you had to consult a huge dictionary every time you wanted to communicate with someone who spoke a different language. Now you can find all of the translation help you need through your smartphone or tablet.
Free up your pockets by leaving your heavy travel guides and dictionaries at home, a few handy language apps are all you need to get by on your holiday. Download the best app to your favourite device and look forward to a hassle-free holiday and all of the translation help you need.
Finding fantastic language learning apps
There are hundreds of apps out there, all promising to help you say what you need to say but before downloading, there are a few things to think about. Do you want an app that will help you learn a language or are you looking for one that will help you communicate during your holiday? There’s a big difference between these two objectives and there are apps that cater to each separate need perfectly.
If you’re hoping to learn a new language so that when you go on holiday, you’re already well on your way to understanding the locals, have a look at the huge range of language comprehension apps from Innovative Language. There are more than 40 apps to choose from, including visual dictionaries and fun guides to the most commonly used words. Duolingo is another interesting app that aims to make learning a new language easy. It’s free and available for iPhone and Android devices. For a few more great suggestions, see the best language learning apps as chosen by the team at LanguageHolic.
Great language apps for holiday help
You may not have time to learn much of the language, but today’s range of innovative new apps will offer you all of the information you need to get by during your trip. One great option is TripLingo, a powerful little app that’s designed to make sure you have a safe and productive trip. You can start off with a list of the most commonly used words and make sure that you avoid any embarrassing faux pas during your holiday with its quick culture guides.
Another good choice for holidaymakers is the simple but useful iTranslate app, which is designed to help you break down any language barriers in a matter of seconds. It’s able to help you translate over 80 languages and is very easy to use. For a few more suggestions of great language apps to download for your iPhone, check out this handy holiday translation apps article from Budget Travel.
For a really comprehensive guide to all of the apps you might enjoy taking with you on your next trip, be sure to read Time Out’s 50 best travel apps. It includes everything from language apps to weather guides and world clocks – perfect for making sure you’re always one step ahead of the game when it comes to planning an unforgettable holiday.
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