Whether you’re considering traveling to Germany soon or you just want to be able to more easily communicate with the German-speaking residents of your state, German Vocabulary should prove to make a very worthy addition on your iPhone and iPad.
There are so, so many foreign language vocabulary and translations apps in the App Store these days so it can be quite tough figuring out which one to download so that you don’t waste your time or money.
Rest assured that this is a solid development that should provide you with more than enough basic words and phrases to help you get by in most day-to-day situations. Be sure to read the Pros & Cons section below for a little more information.
If you’re looking to pick up some basic German vocabulary without having to carry around a phrasebook all the time then you will definitely want to check out this app which provides a wide range of words and phrases sorted into categories such as Greeting, Questions, Money, Health, Travel, and loads more.
In addition to the pre-defined entries you can also input your own words and phrases complete with translations in order to expand your vocabulary and create an ever-growing language reference for yourself.
German made simple
German Vocabulary also comes with audio pronunciations to help to prevent you from making a fool of yourself in Germany, and the innovative text-to-speech functionality enables you to hear the correct pronunciations of any phrases you input.
The only issue with this app appears to be a slightly deficit in the accuracy of some of the phrases; it’s always difficult to ascertain the total accuracy of an app like this but I would recommend comparing this with other similar developments before making your final purchase.
Words and phrases are sorted into categories such as Greeting, Questions, Money, Health, Travel, and loads more
Expand your vocabulary list by adding your own words and phrases complete with translations
Includes audio pronunciations to help prevent you from making a fool of yourself in Germany
Text-to-speech functionality enables you to hear the correct pronunciations of any phrases you input
Use the Help sections to ensure you are pronouncing more obscure words correctly
One user has reported that that accuracy of the built-in phrases is questionable, so I would definitely recommend comparing this app with other similar language resources before making your final decision
German Vocabulary for iPhone and iPad should be reliable most of the time for general daily chit chat with German-speaking people; it might not be perfect but it is relatively inexpensive so I would still consider it to be a worthwhile purchase.