App translates beer order into 59 languages

21st June, 2013 by Rupert Millar

A new app has been created that translates orders for beer into 59 different languages.

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The “Pivo” app also provides directions on the correct pronunciation for the phrase, “one beer please”, be it in Welsh, Spanish or Zulu.

It was created by Justin Amey and Ollie Hepworth who, on a visit to the Czech Republic, realised they didn’t know the Czech for beer – “Pivo” it transpired hence the name of the app.

Amey told the Daily Mail: “Of course, you can just go to a bar and point to a beer but it is nice to make an effort to speak the language when you’re in a foreign country.”

What started as a “bit of fun” is now one of the most downloaded apps in the travel section of the App Store.

Ordering beer is said to be one of the most commonly learnt phrases for tourists after staples such as “please” and “thank you”.

The app includes the major European languages as well as more obscure ones such as Gaelic, Basque, Breton and Welsh.

Hindi, Indonesian and Japanese are also included, as are the second language of the Philippines (Tagalog), a Ghanain dialect (Twi), Icelandic, Malay, Afrikaans, Thai and Yiddish.

Some of the more interesting but less useful languages are Occitan, Latin and Sardinian.

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  1. Having visited Sardinia for the first time last Autumn, I’ve really fallen for this magical island. I’d certainly love to be able to speak the odd phrase of Sardu instead of Italian when I return, as I’m sure I will!
    I could also do with an app for ordering coffee too, as while there, I ended up with hot chocolate rather than a cold coffee once. Mind you, it was a happy mistake – best hot chocolate I’ve ever tasted!

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