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ABBYY Launches Illustrated Digital PhraseBooks for iOS Devices

Moscow, Russian Federation (May 13, 2013)

ABBYY announced the availability of ABBYY PhraseBooks for iOS, an application that helps travelers communicate in 6 languages including English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian. It also allows them to quickly learn most common phrases for various occasions and feel at home when abroad and offline.

ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies, today announced the availability of ABBYY PhraseBooks for iOS, an application that helps travelers communicate in 6 languages including English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian. It also allows them to quickly learn most common phrases for various occasions and feel at home when abroad and offline.

 

PhraseBooks for iOS offers an up-to-date language content grouped by ABBYY’s lexicographers into 11 topics, most vital for travelling. Each has a special “Useful Words” subgroup containing most popular words and phrases on the subject. All phrases are voiced by native speakers and illustrated with descriptive, humorous visuals from the ABBYY designer team. Additionally, from within PhraseBooks users can send their own suggestions for ABBYY developers about new phrases or languages they find worthy of being included in the application.

 

“ABBYY PhraseBooks is there to help when you have to explain your needs or thoughts in a language you can’t speak freely”, explained Katya Solntseva, Director of Mobile Products Department at ABBYY. “Special exercises will also help you memorize useful everyday phrases while travelling or preparing for a trip abroad”.

 

To learn new words or collocations, a user adds them to the “learning” list and runs the exercise they like the most. The “Remember translation” exercise displays a learning card with an illustrated foreign phrase to be translated into user’s mother language, while in the “Remember audibly” exercise a phrase is voiced over. Statistical data, available in the end of each task, indicates one’s personal progress.

Availability

ABBYY PhraseBooks for iOS is available via the App Store (accessible through iTunes®) and can be found there under the localized titles as well, including ABBYY Frasari, ABBYY Sprachführer, ABBYY Guides de conversation and ABBYY Разговорник. It works with the Apple iPhone 5, 4S, 4, 3GS and iPod Touch (iOS 5.0 or later, autofocus required) and partially compatible with the new iPad (3d generation), iPad 4 with Retina display (4th generation), and iPad Mini (autofocus required).

Supported interface languages include English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian. For more information about the product, visit http://www.abbyy.com/phrasebooks.

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