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iPhone Apps for Italian Language Learners

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If you're one of the many iPhone owners who have been part of iPhone mania, there's another reason to fare il tifo (support, cheer on). You can learn Italian with iPhone apps! Several iPhone apps for Italian language learners include audio phrasebooks and English-Italian dictionaries. A few Italian language newspaper feeds have been optimized for the iPhone platform too (not technically iPhone apps, but nonetheless a great way to use the iPhone as a learning device), and there is even a poem-of-the-day in Italian. And one other way to use the iPhone to learn Italian—try changing the interface to Italian commands.

AccelaStudy Italian

AccelaStudy Italian iPhone app
Expand your Italian vocabulary with AccelaStudy's intuitive flashcard-like approach. Quickly learn new terms with three different ways to study. Use the handy search feature to quickly look up unfamiliar words. Features over 2,100 Italian words in more than 60 subject areas. Test yourself in English or Italian in quiz mode. Search the entire 2,100+ word dictionary in English or Italian. Save your progress between study sessions. Planned future updates include verbal pronunciations for all vocabulary words, example sentences for each vocabulary word, and verb conjugations.

  • Company: Renkara Media Group, Inc.
  • Post Date: September 4, 2008
  • License: Purchase
  • Version: 1.0.4
  • Requirements: iPhone OS 2.0
  • File Size: n/a

iCarmina

iCarmina Italian iPhone app
"La poesia ogni giorno con te." Poetry on the go with iCarmina, a simple Web application that displays a different classical poem every day with a short commentary (in English and Italian). You can create an icon for the service on your iPhone Home Screen by launching the Safari browser and navigating to: iCarmina.com. Tap the "+" symbol at the base of the screen and select "Add to Home Screen."

iCorriere.it

iCorriere.it iPhone app
Il Corriere Della Sera is one of Italy's major daily newspapers. This service, as opposed to an application in the iPhone App Store, is a mobile version of the online newspaper that includes photos. On the iPhone, launch the Safari browser and navigate to: i.corriere.it. You can create an icon for the service on your Home Screen by tapping the "+" symbol at the base of the screen and selecting "Add to Home Screen."

iGazzetta

iGazzetta iPhone app
La Gazzetta dello Sport is the bible of Italian sports online. The sports-themed newspaper, printed on pink stock, has daily soccer standing updates, a quote-of-the-day feature, and more. Similar to iCorriere.it, iGazzetta is also a mobile version of the online newspaper. Puoi creare un'icona per i.gazzetta.it sul desktop del tuo iPhone. Per farlo, usa il bottone "+" alla base dello schermo e scegli "Aggiungi a Home."

Il Sole24 ORE

Il Sole24 ORE iPhone app
Il Sole 24 ORE is the Wall Street Journal of Italian newspapers. Foreign investors can visit the Italian Stock Exchange for real-time quotes from the financial markets ("La Borsa" is the term used to refer to the Italian stock Market; the S&P/MIB is the main index in Italy, analogous to the Dow Jones Industrial Average). This mobile application of the online newspaper can be accessed on the iPhone by launching the Safari browser and navigating to: www.ilsole24ore.com/iphone/. Create an icon for the service on your Home Screen by tapping the "+" symbol at the base of the screen and selecting "Add to Home Screen."

iLingo: Italian

iLingo: Italian 1.0 iPhone app
Language phrasebook with over 400 essential words and phrases. With a simple tap of your finger, you can hear perfect pronunciation by a native speaker. iLingo is organized into categories such as Greetings, Shopping, and Emergency, so you can find a post office in Rome or a bookstore in Florence. With iLingo you can replay phrases until you are speaking like a native. Or, you can ask your waiter to put on headphones and have your iPhone order for you. There's also a Local Lingo section with traditional cuisine, local traditions, and historic landmarks.
  • Company: Talking Panda
  • Post Date: August 31, 2008
  • License: Purchase
  • Version: 1.01
  • Requirements: iPhone OS 2.0
  • File Size: 7.6M

iPhone Trenitalia

Trenitalia iPhone app
Optimized interface to search timetables on Trenitalia (the state-owned Italian railroad) and localized in both English and Italian. Also known as iPhone.FS (Ferrovie dello Stato), this webapp can be accessed on the iPhone by launching the Safari browser and navigating to: iphone.zilli.it/fs/index.php. Create an icon for the service on your Home Screen by tapping the "+" symbol at the base of the screen and selecting "Add to Home Screen." A Web Clip icon will be added to your Home Screen automatically (you can have up to nine Home Screen pages on the iPhone).

Lingolook ITALY

Lingolook ITALY iPhone app
Tap the Multi-Touch display of your iPhone using Lingolook Flashcards, a travel phrasebook application, and hear an Italian phrase. 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 flashcards. Features 500 essential words and phrases, fast search by travel category or index, instant replay of audio translations, and a reference section for menus and travel facts.

  • Company: Lingolook Publishing LLC
  • Post Date: August 31, 2008
  • License: Purchase
  • Version: 2.0
  • Requirements: iPhone OS 2.0
  • File Size: 49.2MB

Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook

Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook iPhone app
You'll never be at a loss for words on your trip to Italy with a little help from Lonely Planet and your iPhone. Lonely Planet now offers its popular Italian phrasebook in downloadable audio format, specifically tailored to make the most of your iPhone. With other 600 spoken (and phonetically written) phrases, you can shop, socialize, and shout like a native.

  • Company: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Post Date: July 09, 2008
  • License: Purchase
  • Version: 1.1
  • Requirements: iPhone OS 2.0
  • File Size 4.7M

MyWords ItalianPod101

MyWords ItalianPod101 iPhone app
Rapidly build your Italian vocabulary and perfect your pronunciation. Listen to audio of words and phrases by a native speaker, then repeat. Playback your recording and compare, modifying your pronunciation if necessary. Every day 10 new words are automatically downloaded to MyWords. There's also a quiz to test your comprehension.

  • Company: Innovative Language Learning, LLC
  • Post Date: August 13, 2008
  • License: Purchase
  • Version: 1.0
  • Requirements: iPhone OS 2.0
  • File Size 0.5M

Talking Italian Phrasebook

Talking Italian Phrasebook iPhone app
If you're too busy to learn a new language, just download the Talking Italian Phrasebook and let your iPhone or iPod Touch do the talking. Impress the locals with a selection of holiday-survival phrases translating English into written and spoken Italian. Order a glass of wine, buy tickets to the opera, and even contact your embassy in an emergency.

  • Company: iDev Entertainment Limited
  • Post Date: July 06, 2008
  • License: Free
  • Version: 1.0
  • Requirements: iPhone OS 2.0
  • File Size 8.2M
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