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Arabic Language Buddy™ for iPhone Provides Live Speech Translator for Students and Travelers

Sakhr Software, a global leader in Arabic speech and language solutions for mobile technology, today announced the availability of its Arabic Language Buddy™ for the iPhone. This speech-activated translator application enables live, interactive English to Arabic translation that enhances language learning, cultural exchange and foreign travel assistance. Users can speak or type any English sentence, view the Arabic translation, and hear it played out loud.

Application Features

Arabic Language Buddy makes live English to Arabic translations possible with next-generation technology for speech recognition, machine translation, and text-to-speech. With the Arabic Language Buddy, users can learn and practice speaking and reading Arabic in subject areas of their choice. The application offers the following capabilities:

  • Accepts “free form” dictation of U.S. English, no user training needed
  • Translates into Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)
  • High accuracy translation, ranked #1 by U.S. government metrics and human evaluation
  • Translation displayed as Arabic script and English transliteration
  • Audio playback of Arabic
  • Optional keypad entry
  • Recent translations stored for easy access and practice
  • Supports iPhone 3.0x and iPod Touch (second generation) with external microphone

What People Are Saying

“The Arabic Language Buddy iPhone application lets me practice my language skills at any time. It is especially helpful that I’m not limited to learning stock phrases or vocabulary, and can practice dialogue for any subject area.” – Jordan Valdés, student, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

I’d recommend Arabic Language Buddy for traveling and doing business in the Middle East. The Arabic translation is highly accurate. The mobile application would be useful in many situations, from asking for restaurant recommendations to communicating with local organizations.” – David Hamod, president and CEO, National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC)

Back-to-School Limited Time Special Offer

$9.99 Download Fee for First Month

Arabic Language Buddy charges an initial $9.99 download fee for first 30 days of use. After 30 days, subscription renewals are priced at $49.99 per month for academic users and $149.99 per month for other users, with discounts for semester and 1-year sign-up. (Previously stored translations remain available without subscription renewal.)

Available on Apple iTunes


Government and Business Enterprise Users

Sakhr also provides its bi-directional English-Arabic Mobile Speech-to-Speech Translator for enterprise users with broader communication requirements.

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About Sakhr Software Company

Sakhr Software connects the English and Arabic speaking worlds with advanced speech and language technologies. For nearly two decades, Sakhr has pioneered, led, and delivered the most advanced and comprehensive suite of Arabic natural language processing solutions that work. Ranked #1 in accuracy and performance by the U.S. government, Sakhr is used by hundreds of organizations to process any type of Arabic content communicated in any situation - from deciphering volumes of Arabic manuscripts to enabling live communication between English and Arabic speakers with speech to speech mobile translation. For more information, visit: www.sakhrusa.com.

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