20 Comments

  1. Hayley
    October 6, 2017 @ 5:17 am

    What a great resource! I’ve only ever tried Google Translate, but I’m going to have to look into the others on your list.

    Reply

  2. California Globetrotter
    October 6, 2017 @ 5:54 am

    Google Translate works like a charm for me every time! I also use the Dict.cc app because it has perfect translations of words and often phrases, which is completely downloaded on to your phone and can be used even without service! #FeetdoTravel

    Reply

    • Travel Lexx
      October 18, 2017 @ 5:42 pm

      Ah that’s useful to know – I think I’ve seen it around but haven’t used it myself yet!

      Reply

  3. One Fit Nomad
    October 6, 2017 @ 9:43 am

    You’re definitely inspiring me to learn a language through these Apps. I think I like the idea of Rosetta Stone the best. Have you personally used it? Looks good though!

    Reply

    • Travel Lexx
      October 7, 2017 @ 1:08 pm

      Yes, I have – it’s quite refreshing to have such a visual product without loads of text and grammar to learn. Really cool product!

      Reply

  4. tracy collins
    October 7, 2017 @ 1:12 am

    Oh how I would have loved these apps when I moved to France 29 years ago! I had a dictionary…. Some fantastic apps here – my French is getting a little rusty so may have a go at some of these to give me a refresher! So useful!

    Reply

  5. Ruth
    October 8, 2017 @ 4:58 am

    I enjoy learning languages so I need to start playing with some of these apps. In my case, I have not encountered a big language barrier during my travels (well, maybe in China). I speak English, Spanish and Italian. If I visited places where those countries are not spoken, I can grab many things because the words on those languages have Latin, Greek or Anglo roots (and I can make the association). But, for the last couple of years I have stuck to the Americans and Europe. #feetdotravel

    Reply

    • Travel Lexx
      October 18, 2017 @ 5:37 pm

      You are pretty lucky – I really want to get my Spanish back to conversational level as I haven’t used it in over 10 years when I was learning it!

      Reply

  6. Marcelle
    October 8, 2017 @ 5:37 am

    We settled in France and this post comes in handy as we struggle along with our french language skills!

    Reply

    • Travel Lexx
      October 18, 2017 @ 5:36 pm

      I am impressed with anyone who manages to learn French – I find it so difficult!

      Reply

  7. Carmen Baguio
    October 9, 2017 @ 4:16 pm

    I’ve use Rosetta Stone on my laptop (can’t seem to get past level 2 in Spanish), and Duelingo and Google Translate on my phone. I don’t know what I would do without them!

    Reply

    • Travel Lexx
      October 18, 2017 @ 5:35 pm

      Great resources to help when travelling! Did you get to pick up any Greek before/during your trip?

      Reply

  8. Michael - The Boys Abroad
    October 10, 2017 @ 7:20 pm

    Everyone always raves on about DuoLingo – Babbel is my personal favourite though! I find that I get so much more out of a holiday if I can say the basic phrases…

    Reply

    • Travel Lexx
      October 18, 2017 @ 5:34 pm

      You are right – it’s a very rewarding experience and allows you to connect to locals in a way that many people don’t get to!

      Reply

  9. Rob+Ann @TravelLatte(.net)
    October 12, 2017 @ 2:05 am

    Hey Lexx – Google Translate has been really helpful! We use DuoLingo a lot, but have noticed the questionable translations and odd phrases. HiNative sounds cool though – we will check that out.
    Rob+Ann @TravelLatte(.net) recently posted…A Beginner’s Guide to BelizeMy Profile

    Reply

    • Travel Lexx
      October 18, 2017 @ 5:32 pm

      Great to hear you have used a few of these! As you said Duolingo can be questionable but it’s pretty good fun!

      Reply

  10. Shona
    October 12, 2017 @ 11:15 pm

    Some great apps to learn some basics before hitting a new country or brush up on skills. I’ve used Babbel for Spanish and it’s a fun app. I’ll check out a few more.

    Reply

  11. James
    October 13, 2017 @ 11:32 am

    I never knew about Rosetta, I’ll definitely try this app. My Spanish, Italian and Portuguese are OK but my French is terrible. I will use Rosetta to try learn French during my visit there next month. Google translate is what I’ve been using to commicate with people who speak only French up to now, the offline audio translation is so useful!

    Reply

    • Travel Lexx
      October 18, 2017 @ 5:29 pm

      I don’t think any app will help my French – I don’t think I am genetically predisposed to speaking it!

      Reply

  12. Sandy N Vyjay
    October 16, 2017 @ 8:45 am

    Being able to communicate in the local ling while traveling is so helpful. Have only tried Google Translate, but the others look interesting too, will check them out.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge

%d bloggers like this: