Ever been traveling and wish you knew how to flirt with the locals or at least pretend to the scammers you have been to the country before? Get the World Nomad’s Japanese language guide now!
Road tested by Worldnomads: we know this language guide will you navigate a country like a half decent amateur: you get a conversational language lesson with a local, plus over 240 basic phrases to help keep you travelling safely.
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If you liked this free Japanese App (MSNBC just rated our Language Guide Series the #1 freebie iPhone language apps), then this is the next step for those wanting a bit more.
We've bought the app into the 21st Century and fixed the bugs. Enjoy!
Ratings and Reviews
This app is amazing! I just moved to Japan without any language training and this has been great for learning a few polite greetings but falls short in other categories. I downloaded a few other languages and was surprised at how thorough Spanish was. I'd be willing to pay for the app if it had more audio clips.
There are a lot of problems.
First, I would like to say that the audio is actually quite good. It may be a bit slow, but if you're learning, then that's probably good.
However, what is being said is part of the problem. Quite a few phrases are, while not necessarily inaccurate, not what anyone would actually say. For example, drug should really be "mayaku" rather than "doraggu". And boat should be "fune", not "boto".
Also, what the anglicized version and what the Japanese said were frequently different. It wasn't consistant, either. Sometimes the anglicized version was more accurate, and sometimes the Japanese was more accurate.
Finally, it wasn't enen anglicized correctly. Instead of "r", it had "l". I think there may have been other problems, but at the moment I don't recall them.
In conclusion, it's an okay start, but there are a lot of things that need to be fixed- perhaps have someone who is fluent in both English and Japanese look over it.
Not too shabby
Aside from a few typos this is a FREE app that would be worth $1.99 in my opinion~ I like the kanji which so many PAID apps leave out.. It's pretty fun and easy to use :)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.