Learn the ‘cúpla focal’ with new iPhone app


24 Sep 2009

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If you’d like to learn a bit of Irish on the trot, you can pack in some lessons “as Gaeilge” with app developer Maithú’s new ‘Get the Focal’ Irish translator on the iPhone App Store.

This iPhone app, which is featured on Irish iPhone portal apps.ie, contains more than 13,000 translations and links to the correct pronunciations "as gaeilge," so essentially you will have visual and auditory flashcards on the go.

Rather than doing a web search or diving for a dictionary, this app is ideal for Irish students who would like to have a reading aid on hand while completing assignments, and it translates from English to Irish and vice versa.

"It’s great to have our first application approved and available on the iPhone App Store. We will be releasing other applications with great content over the coming months, including the full O’Domhnaill dictionary and an Irish phrasebook," said Maithú CEO, Kerrill O’Droighnéain.

The database of translations on this iPhone application has been developed over a number of years and is approved by the Irish-language body Foras na Gaeilge.

For the month of September this application is available at a special introductory price of €1.49.

By Marie Boran, via Gadgetrepublic.com

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