Parlez vous francais? Hables español? Sprechen sie deutsch? Me neither, which is why I often end up running into trouble when I'm in a foreign country.
I'm sick of having to carry a phrasebook around with me though, flipping through the pages in a frantic effort to ask where the toilets are.
Help 2 Speak is designed to change all that, offering you a tool in which you can carry a conversation guide around with you at all times - on your phone.
The program gives you a basic guide to speaking in common situations in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian.
The interface is neatly designed, with lots of nice big icons that makes it a breeze to navigate no matter what country you're from.
I like the fact that there are different 'Context' menus, allowing you to quickly flip to useful phrases for a particular situation, such as shopping, dining, making small talk, etc.
Once you've clicked on a context, you'll be presented with a scrollable list in your own language of things you might want say. Clicking on one of these will present you with the translation clearly, in a window above the list.
There are lots of phrases for each context, although you get no advanced help about grammar or pronounciation.
Overall though, Help 2 Speak provides a simple, well-organised pocket solution that will help you get by in loads of different countries.