The seasoned traveler knows how difficult it is to communicate with locals in a country’s tongue, especially if you’re not an expert and can’t really get the pronunciation of the words and intonations down right. But don’t let language be a barrier. Instead, you can opt to get some assistance from the ICOON Visual Dictionary instead.
Containing more than 2,000 different symbols and pictures, all you need to do is find the word (or photo, in this case) in the ICOON Visual Dictionary and point it out while making some pretty simple gestures and you’ll be able to get your message across quicker than when you’re using a phrasebook.
ICOON Visual Dictionary
Passport-sized visual dictionary containing 2000 icons and illustrations to allow travelers to communicate despite language barriers. Look for the drawing you need and just point at it.
You will find in it 2000 symbols, illustrations and icons distributed in 12 different categories:hygiene, hotels, first aid, maps, food… You will be ready to ask for a nappy/diaper for your baby at a hotel in Bangkok, eat low-salt food in Shanghai or asking for medical assistance if you suffer any kind of accident anywhere in the world.
The ICOON Visual Dictionary is available online from Curiosite for $14.23.