Personally, I’ll be moving off the iOS/iPhone platform as soon as possible when I return to Australia, but for those that are still happy with it there is a new language app called Mantaphrase:

Mantaphrase is an interactive communication app that lets you have a conversation in a foreign language.

I’ve not tried it yet as I can barely update this site on current connections, but there are a couple of things to like straight off the bat:

Works Offline

We know you might not have access to an internet connection when you’re travelling. Mantaphrase works on or offline, so you don’t need to worry about getting a signal.


See a history of your past conversations. You can refer back to the responses you have received in the past at your own convenience.

English, Trad and Simplified Chinese, Japanese and French (added today!) are the languages covered at the moment.