Thanks to a link at Boing Boing, I discovered this application for the iPod. Lookout Berlitz!
Talking Panda sets a new standard for language translation software. Designed for the iPod, it’s stocked with over three hundred essential words and phrases of the language you want to speak, organized for instant access. … Virtual fluency available in French, Spanish, and Japanese for $10 per language. [Talking Panda]