PHRASE­BOOK PRO // AN­DROID // $ 7.90

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With no in­stan­ta­neous uni­ver­sal trans­la­tor yet in ex­is­tence ( why must you tease us so, sci- fi) Phrase­book Pro of­fers a de­cent so­lu­tion to the prob­lem of get­ting around and in­ter­act­ing with the lo­cals when you’re on va­ca­tion or busi­ness abroad. Although $ 7.90 might seem a lit­tle bit pricey for an app in the cur­rent cli­mate, the truth is that there’s an aw­ful lot of value to be found in Phrase­book Pro. With a to­tal of 16 lan­guages packed in ( Ara­bic, Chi­nese, Czech, French, Ger­man, Greek, In­done­sian, Ital­ian, Ja­panese, Korean, Por­tuguese, Rus­sian, Span­ish, Swedish, Thai and Turk­ish), users should have no prob­lem ask­ing ba­sic ques­tions, look­ing for di­rec­tions or sim­ply greet­ing the denizens of their tem­po­rary host na­tion. Even bet­ter is the fact that the app works ex­cel­lently in off­line mode, sav­ing you any po­ten­tially nasty and un­ex­pected roam­ing charges on your re­turn, while pro­nun­ci­a­tions are han­dled su­perbly, en­sur­ing that you know ex­actly how to say things ( or you could just opt to let the app do your talk­ing if you’re feel­ing shy).

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