Could be handy on your travels

Travelling can be a stressful business, and even more so when you've no idea how to speak the native language. Bumbling through a few variations of "omelette du fromage" just won't cut it any more, so the upcoming arrival of travel app Talking Phrasebook - 7 Languages gives hope to Nintendo fans from all over Europe.

Loaded with 780 useful expressions neatly organized into 53 categories, there's enough to cover a plethora of common queries and situations while travelling. You're free to translate from any language to any other among the selection of English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Dutch, with both written and spoken results to help with spelling and pronunciation.

The major benefit of its release on the eShop is that all of this content will be available offline, without the need for an internet connection or insane roaming charges. Once you download it onto your 3DS you're good to go, and can even practice before your trip to get to grips with a few basics in advance.

Sanuk Games and Connected Cavern will be releasing Talking Phrasebook on November 27th for just €4.99/£4.49, and while this will be a European exclusive for the time being, an American release is planned for a later date.

Are you keen to make use of software like this? Do you think it'll help with any upcoming travel plans? Make sure to let us know with a comment below.