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Lingolook JAPAN app for iPhone and iPad

4.3 ( 5053 ratings )
Travel Education
Developer: Lingolook Publishing LLC
4.99 USD
Current version: 7.5, last update: 1 year ago
First release : 11 Jul 2008
App size: 69.27 Mb

As featured in Travel+Leisure Magazine: The Best iPhone Apps for Travelers

"Most language apps have an Achilles’ heel: they require an expensive data connection to work abroad. Lingolook, though, lives on your device. Its clean, cartoonish flash cards of important words and phrases—more than 500, from “I’m allergic to nuts” to “speak slowly”—are said aloud if you tap your screen, delivering you from faux pas and pronunciation debacles."


Speak Japanese like a local with a tap of your Multi-Touch display using Lingolook Flashcards, an invaluable new travel phrasebook application for iPhone. Master perfect pronunciation of essential travel keywords. and phrases from over 300 "talking translations" or flash your iPhone with the large type translations showcased on 75 cleverly designed flashcards.

-No internet connection required and no computer translation
-800+ essential words and phrases in context translation
-550+ crystal clear audio translations from native
-125+ illustrated flashcards
-Extra large type and phonetic helper for accent correction
-Menu readers, travel tips, country facts
-Fast search my category or index
-Convenient “favorites” menu
-Instant audio replay

Ensure Ringer on your device is switched on; the audio will not play in silent mode.

Pros and cons of Lingolook JAPAN app for iPhone and iPad

Lingolook JAPAN app good for

I was a bit skeptical of this app after seeing the $5 price tag and trying out the FREE Mandarin one from another company that had poor audio. Let me tell you, this one is GREAT!!! The quality of the audio is fantastic and it has Flash Cards to show people if they do not understand you. Great coding and effort went into this program. I would like to see more full phrases in an update, but other than that, if you are looking to learn some Japanese (Or any of the other languages they support) then you cant beat Lingolook!!
Works very well, but I hope there are future updates including a dictionary and maps for Tokyo! Otherwise this app would have gotten full marks.
This app was indispensable several times during my trip. Easy to use. Absolutely recommended.
Loud and clear pronunciation. The best of the bunch. dont bother with the other programs, buy this!
Once you turn the ringer on the phone on the sound works. I suggest to but a warning on the main screen to tell users that the sound wont work if theringer is off, the itunes download page is the only place this is mentioned.
The interface to this program is absolutely beautiful and worth the price! Pronunciation is distinct and accurate. I wish the program had more phrases and advanced options. I would like to see the pronunciation of the the kanji shown as furigana to aid in learning.

Some bad moments

Dont buy this app. It doesnt work anymore on the iphone. I tried to update to their latest release as well the latest iOS. The navigation menu us still there, but the card are blanks.
Was expecting more, you can put all the info that this app has on a couple note cards.
No have search to word and dont removed favorite history. and not have add users word. I think not enough App.
Does only tell you how to say "thank you", what if you need to reply to one. Cannot find "youre welcome", not too good.
I follow the directions in the help section and yet I cant hear the pronounciations/audio functions. Are other iPod Touch users ecperiencing this problem, or have a solution? Everything else about the app is really cool.
Just downloaded the new updated and it will not load... rebooted my 3G iPhone and the same thing... deleted and installed old version from iTunes backup... will wait for the next fix before trying again.!