What is a good app for learning German

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by goracheski, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. goracheski macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2010
    I am going to Germany next year and I would like to learn german so i need a good app, or podcast.
  2. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    I gave AccelaStudy German a try, but I don't think it's worth the $9.99 price tag. They have a unique approach that works, but the content is very limited, and they are yet to provide additional content through any updates. However, they have updated it to work with iOS 4 multitasking & iPhone 4's retina display.

    I'd suggest giving their free version a try before looking into the paid version. It's a great app for the basic words, but it wont teach you sentence structure or anything like that.

    So I, too, am interested in an app that'll help me learn German. I also wouldn't mind a good German phrasebook if anyone knows any good ones.
  3. R94N macrumors 68020


    May 30, 2010
    It's a shame you're not looking for an app for the desktop - I would've said Rosetta Stone if you were.
  4. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    I wouldn't mind a Mac app, but Rosetta Stone is a little out of budget for me. I'm only learning German for personal use.

    I'd prefer an iPhone app, but Mac apps work for me too! As long as they are affordable for someone who doesn't plan to become a German scholar ;)
  5. R94N macrumors 68020


    May 30, 2010
    Yeah, I had no idea how much it was. It just looked good from the ads and the reviews I read were pretty good as well :)
  6. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    Another app that you might be interested in is TuneIn radio. Here me out lol. It's a radio app, yes, but there are many German radio stations on it. I listen to one of the German stations very often, as it plays great music. I find it helps me understand the language better. It's probably the cheapest way to hear real examples of Germans talking and singing.

    There are lots of other radio apps that probably have German stations as well, so I suggest looking into radio apps if this is something you'd be interested in.
  7. kgordon macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2011
    Apps for specific parts of German

    I haven't found an all encompassing app, so I use specific apps for learning specific parts of German. The German 24x7 Tutor apps are really good for building up vocab. And to help learn the German Prepositions (which can be a little tricky) I've been using "DE Prepositions" for the iPhone.
  8. pmobile macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2012
  9. jvengineers macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2012
    Best Iphone application for learning german

    You can try these apps:-
    1.German-English Dictionary from Accio

    2.Hello Word Deluxe German | English
  10. ryanlawrence171 macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2012
    I suggest you to use “German Travel Pro” and easily translate English in to German language.
  11. duuro macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2013
    Best free iOS app for learning German

    Hello guys, i was having the same problem as you, when trying to find an app that will enable me to learn good German. My first problem were the German Nouns Der Die Das, i really struggled at the language course to learn them.

    So that's why i decided to make an App for that.

    Learn German Nouns Der Die Das will enable you to learn and memorize the gender of more than 1.000 German nouns. This collection contains the most commonly used German nouns and with the help of it, you will master Der Die Das in no time, i can guarantee you that!

    Other than just being a teaching and learning app, i wanted to make it fun. That's why i included a experience system in it. For each noun you get right, you gain experience.

    Learn German Nouns Der Die Das is the simplest way to learn german words by playing and having fun.

    With 3 different game types and with more than 1000 words, this app will be your new best German friend.

    Learn German Nouns contains 3 game modes:

    Time Trial
    Word Rush

    Give it a try and contact me at perjan@duuro.com.
    Thanks for trying it and i hope it really helps you.
  12. mickmcg macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2013
    Hi goracheski, I'm not long back from my 2nd time to Germany and I was after the same thing. I did some research and found a series of iPhone apps that worked really well. The apps are called Earworms and they use a different technique with music to help you learn the language. I found them to be the best I've seen and it's pretty easy to pick it up. Just allow yourself a few weeks to run the app before you travel. Here the App Store link to the German App. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/rapid-german-volume-1/id396412556?mt=8 Hope it helps
  13. xArtx macrumors 6502a

    Mar 30, 2012
    Ramstein, iPod, Lyrics.
    I actually made an app for that,
    and you'd be surprised.

    Then I changed Siri's language to German, bet you didn't think of that.
    If you stuff it up, she won't recognise you.

    You can use Siri to start your Rammstein tracks in the iPod library,
    because you can't start them in English.
  14. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    iTranslate Voice is nearly the incarnation of the Star Trek "universal translator" for 99 cents. Of course, it's not a "teaching" app but it seems like you could learn phrases from it.

    Fun to have, anyway.
  15. Zxxv macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2011
  16. Kurzweil macrumors newbie


    May 21, 2017
    Hello, I am using apps from AppAwesome - there are very nice and helpful, for iPhone and iPad: www.AppAwesome.rocks

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