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 Mandarin 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 Mandarin 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
It’s nice that the phrases are categorized by social situations i.e. introductions, restaurant, etc but with no audio right beside it, it’s practically useless. As the Chinese guy said in the audio clip, intonation is everything because it determines the meaning of the phrase.
They went out of their way to insult our intelligence by inventing a new phonetic romanization just for this app, and left out the tones! I don't mind the slow but accurate pronunciation -- that can be useful, but anyone even half serious about learning to speak uses pinyin. And omitting tones is outrageous -- you will either not be understood, or be misunderstood, without them, and they cannot be learned just by listening.
Love the language lesson!
I found the language lesson dialogue to be a pleasure to listen to and I am so glad they implemented the playback controls there so one can rewind, etc to a specific point in the dialogue. I have not tried it yet, but I assume that the app will now remember where one left off in the dialogue if tha app is closed and relaunched. App could use some more content.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.