If you’re not careful about your pronunciation, it’s pretty easy to tell someone in France that you’re pregnant instead of saying you’re full. In Israel, you might ask someone to buy their daughter instead of buying a slice of bread. Saying you’re cold in German? It sounds a lot like saying you’re dead.
Living like a local is all the rage for travellers, but speaking the local language is not always easy. However, there are a number of mobile apps that tackle this problem.
For people with short attention spans, Drops is the best app. With no reading and typing required, it promises to teach 19 languages spanning from French and Spanish to Korean and Arabic.