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The iPhone is one of the world’s most popular smartphone devices. The beauty about iPhones is that there is an abundance of apps that you can install for just about any purpose. But did you know that the iPhone can also be used as a tool to help get you learn Spanish?
Yes, you’ve heard that right! Using an iPhone to help you learn Spanish is a brilliant idea because you can easily and conveniently brush up on your Spanish vocabulary skills wherever you are, helping you to pick up this fascinating and multi-cultural language quickly. Here are our top 7 picks of the best iPhone apps to help you learn Spanish:
Basic Spanish for Dummies
Price – £0.69
From the makers of the ever-popular “for Dummies” books comes an app to help you learn Spanish from scratch or brush up on your existing knowledge. The app uses a flash card system with audio to teach you the most common Spanish words and phrases used in daily life, and even comes with a mini English-Spanish dictionary too.
Price – Free
The book2 iPhone app provides you with an easy way to learn Spanish. It helps you to learn Spanish through a series of chapters (the first three chapters downloadable for free, with the rest available as an in-app purchase). It helps beginners and advanced speakers build up their knowledge of Spanish with lessons covering a wide array of everyday situations.
Spanish Touch Trainer
Price – £1.99
This app is an immersive sentence translation game unlike any other language app. It engages with you by utilising sentence construction, verb conjugation, and vocabulary broadening exercises in a fun and intuitive interface. This app doesn’t use the familiar flash card system; instead, it helps you to become familiar with Spanish grammar and vocabulary through contextual associations.
Price – Free
If you are planning on visiting or working in Argentina, then this app is for you! Porteño Spanish is an app that helps you to learn Argentine slang (or “Lunfardo” as they call it locally). Argentinian slang words and phrases are made up from a mixture of Italian immigration and neighbouring Brazilian Portuguese. It also includes a quiz to help you learn quickly.
Price – £0.69
The ConjuVerb app is a great companion for anyone learning Spanish. With over 600 of the most commonly used verbs in Spanish contained within it, this app lets you search in both English and Spanish as you type, saving you time and effort.
Price – £6.99
Helping you to master over 2,000 of the most frequently used words and phrases in Spanish, the WordPower app is an essential one to have on your iPhone. It includes sample sentences that you can see and hear, and assists you with pronunciation.
Gengo Quiz Spanish
Price – £2.99
This is a fun app that you can use to test your knowledge of Spanish. Simply launch the app and choose your level of knowledge, and the quiz will ask you a series of questions that are appropriate to your language abilities.