Lingibli Mobile Phone Language App – Review.

Company: Lingibli
Product: Mobile Phone Language Course.
Purchase from: App Store & Android Market

During our first month in Garmisch-Partenkirchen we became frustrated with our poor knowledge of German, knowing the basics simply wasn’t good enough, as we missed out on many conversations with people.

There is nothing more annoying than when someone cracks a joke with you and you have no clue what they just said, and then you stand there with a foolish smile on your face trying to play along…

So when Lingibli contacted us to try their new iPhone language app the timing couldn’t have been better.

We’ve been playing around with the app for a while now, and I have to say I really like it, and I have learned more German than I expected.

Compared to so many other language courses, this is up-to-date and innovative, both in the language with the modern phrases they use, as well as modern technology.

It’s the perfect language app to bring with you on your travels.

Buying a new language is easy and quick, and the language app is laid out so that you can easily find the phrases and words you’re looking for on your iPhone while out exploring a new town.

The app is easy to use and the course teaches you useful words and phrases, by clicking on the words and phrases you can also hear how they are pronounced – to help you say them correctly.

The phrases are divided in different categories; Time, Numbers, Traveling, Basic Talking, Hotel, Eating & Drinking, Emotions, Shopping & Money, and Getting Help.

As you can tell, it covers all the categories you need when you travel to a new country, and more.

It’s a great tool to quickly pick up when you’re looking for a certain word or phrase, at a restaurant for example.

Useful words like ”how much does it cost?” or ”I don’t eat meat” are examples of phrases in the app that we have found very useful on our travels through Germany.

I especially like that the whole course works offline, and that the only time you need to be connected online is when you buy a new language.

They have also put a twist on the good old post-it notes that you normally place around your house to to help you learn new words, and instead of writing the words down you put up QR codes around the house that you can scan with your iPhone.

I would say that it’s not a complete language course and you shouldn’t expect to be fluent in the language just by using the app, but it’s a great tool to get you out there practicing the new language and interacting with the locals.

And it’s definitely something we can see ourselves continuing to use on our travels.

Disclaimer: Lingibli sent us a free copy of the German version of the language app to test, but our opinions, as always, are our own.

10 Responses to Lingibli Mobile Phone Language App – Review.

  1. Bharat Sharma March 12, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    Such a nice app, according to the new generation.

    • Sofia - As We Travel Blog March 22, 2012 at 6:43 am #

      Yeah – its a great app – a new and interesting way to learn a new language.

  2. Mark_Anders March 12, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    Great information! I love your blog! You  always  post interesting things! 

    • Sofia - As We Travel Blog March 22, 2012 at 6:43 am #

      thanks Mark – hope you find the app useful as well :)

  3. Raffael Kellner March 12, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    Great article! Happy you guys found the app useful on your travel abroad!
    By the way, here’s a small anecdote about Garmisch Partenkirchen for you: This is where we, the later founders of Lingibli, first got to know each other well while on a hiking trip to Zugspitze, the highest mountain of Germany. A great adventure for all of us, a group of five students from China, Ireland, Slovakia and Germany. While the landscape and weather were just astonishingly beautiful, it’s also true that having not lost our humor after a very uncomfortable night with little sleep spent in a mountain cottage may have been a good test for Milan and me to start a company together ;-)

    • Sofia - As We Travel Blog March 22, 2012 at 6:45 am #

      Hey Raffael – thanks for the comment, yes we found it very useful! haha oh that is random :p we have just spent 3 months here and can agree it is such a wonderful and beautiful place!

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