I love the layout of this app. Very straight forward and easy to navigate. However, the bit that is supposed to be the word written out phonetically for korean is pretty inaccurate. Most of the words I've come across so far were incorrect-phonetically that is. The hangul and voice match though, so if you are fairly proficient reading hangul you can get by. That being said there are a few unusual character groupings that accurate romanization would be helpful for.... I will continue to use the app but beginners learning korean may want to supplement with other language apps as well...
Let's all take a moment to reflect on the fact that you're getting language instruction FOR FREE. I signed up through my local library. It's great because I don't have to shell out a lot of money for a disc course, or take my chances with a somewhat inaccurate app like Duolingo. I like this Pronunciator. I can vouch for the Spanish, and the French seems solid as well. It doesn't go too much into the building blocks of grammar. However, since I personally speak Spanish well enough and already knew Latin grammar, I liked jumping right in and getting the vocabulary and the pronunciation. Not only that, but you can record your own voice and compare it to the speaker. They even have a radio! Well, I'm sure they're preloaded songs but it's music in your target language to listen to as well. It is pretty utilitarian. Not too flashy at all, but it works, and as I said before it's free. It certainly doesn't mess around. The pronunciation is clear, and they have vocab for all different kinds of situations. For all the perks you get with this free program, I'm more than willing to overlook some need for polish.
The aesthetic of the app is good and has more content than most language apps I've seen, but I don't trust the accuracy of the translations. The romaji in the Japanese conversation section is sometimes inaccurate to the kana and the spoken dialogue, which could lead language learners to embarrass themselves if they go by romaji and not kana or can't parse sound for whatever reason. Am now second guessing the content of this app in general.
Awesome app! I have gotten farther using this app than I have using any other. There are a ton of different ways to learn, you can compare your voice to that of the native speaker, hear your voice played back after the native speaker, there are quizzes, a radio on certain languages, and a course that will teach you the language alongside drills that will let you just listen to the words. I am really glad my library subscribed to pronunciator. The only thing wrong is that you either have to make your own set of flash cards or get a separate flash card app like color flash cards because the flash card section doesn't work very well unless you can memorize 50 different phrases in one sitting.
The Ap would not let me register. It just showed the login in screen and that was all. I couldn't log in because I have never set up an account.
Wouldn't load, Asked for login name, password, etc, when I'd never even been in. And since I didn't guess them correctly, I didn't get in. Needless to say I got the delete button.
Version 1.17 (2/1/17)
- Fixed bug where sub-menu didn't load after selecting a language to learn.
- Other bug fixes and optimizations.