French Language Guide & Audio - World Nomads

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Description of App: 

Have you ever been stuck in a country wanting to be polite but having no idea how to even say 'please' or 'thank you'? Or needed to get somewhere quickly but been frustrated because you couldn't even ask for basic directions in the local language?At WorldNomads.com, we have, and so we produced a series of free language guides for adventure travelers that contain a conversational language lesson with a local, plus 50 basic spoken phrases, and about 100 other useful travel phrases to help keep you traveling safely.These Apps are based on our existing travelers language guide podcast series & now covers 25 languages including French, Spanish, Indonesian, Turkish, Japanese, Italian, Mandarin, Thai, Hindi, Lao, Arabic, Malay, Russian, German, Dutch & Nepali.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

2.0

Free or Paid: 

Free

Accessibility Comments: 

I would never suggest learning French only by ear, but you have added issues here with VoiceOver pronouncing the French phrases. So flick through letter by letter to get the spelling and pronunciations. VoiceOver does a nice job with the accented characters though. VO says the name of the button after you push it, so it talks over the native speaker recordings: listen closely or turn VO off.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments: 

And, it's funny, too. I'm not sure I totally agree with the 4+ rating as I listen to the Australian traveler dude chatting up the young French woman on the train: that alone is worth the download!