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Swedish Verb Blitz now available on iOS! 🇸🇪

Hot on the heels of its Norwegian cousin, Swedish Verb Blitz for iOS joins our growing catalogue of language apps on Apple’s App Store!

With well over a hundred verbs, Swedish Verb Blitz is a great way to practise your svensk grammar. And as they represent some of the most commonly used Swedish words, it’s also a great way to expand your vocabulary.

Swedish verb Reference and drill 🇸🇪

As well as the essential verb bank, there are multiple self-test tools included too. These include drills for meaning, as well as translation quizzes for conjugation practice. The full line-up is as follows:

  • Infinitive quiz
  • Grid quiz (infinitives)
  • Conjugation quiz
  • Snap game (conjugations)
  • Gapfill (spelling – ideal for writing practice)

Additionally, there’s a performance section to track your progress. Each time you play an activity, the app will note the verbs you found the trickiest. Just check back in ‘Performance’ to review and revise them.

Easy… And hard!

Learners of svenska are relatively lucky when it comes to learning verb tables. With its Scandinavian cousin languages, it shares a highly simplified system for person.

However, irregular verbs can still be tricky. Like other Germanic languages, some very common Swedish verbs change their root vowel to indicate tense – a feature called ablaut. In English, we see it at work in verb patterns like do – did – done and swim – swam – swum. A svensk example is the verb ‘to burn’, which is brinna – brann – brunnit.

You’ll find the most frequent of these so-called strong verbs here in the app, so you can learn, revise and drill.

Free for all

As always with our Verb Blitz apps, Swedish Verb Blitz is a free download, supported by in-app ads. We’ll never put ads in learning games themselves, but restrict them to menus for the least disruption.

Download Swedish Verb Blitz for iOS from the App Store from this link!

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Norwegian learners: master those verbs with our new iOS app!

Finally, iPhone and iPad users can join the Verb Blitz party. Geoglot’s popular Norwegian Verb Blitz is now available as a free download on iOS!

Featuring a hefty verb bank of over 300 Bokmål verbs, it’s a great tool for learning some core norsk vocab. You can drill down into each of them for information on the simple past, past participle, and tense construction.

Powerful self-test drills

And what’s more, it’s a powerful drill tool, with several games for self-testing. These include:

  • Infinitive quizzes – drill those meanings!
  • Conjugation / tense quiz – can you pick the correct translation?
  • Gapfill quiz – hone those spelling skills

There’s also a nifty performance section, where you can see the verbs you’ve found trickiest throughout the exercises.

Norwegian verb quirks made easy

Typical for German languages on the Indo-European tree, Norwegian features a raft of so-called strong verbs. This means that the infinitive, simple past and past participle forms often differ in their vowel, amongst other things; compare “do – did – done” in English, another German languages. A good example is ‘to see’: in Norwegian, “se – så – sett” (see, saw, seen).

Norwegian Verb Blitz is full of these quirky strong verbs, giving learners plenty of material to chew on. But you’ll also find lots of regular, everyday verbs too, providing a rounded introduction to some essential core vocab in the language.

Download for free!

As with most of our apps, Norwegian Verb Blitz for iOS is a free app, supported by minimal in-app advertising. We’ll never put ads in an actual learning game, so they shouldn’t get in the way of your practice.

Norwegian Verb Blitz for iOS is available for free from the App Store now!

Welsh gets the Verb Blitz treatment!

Learners of Welsh now have the chance to drill those tricky verb forms, with the release of Welsh Verb Blitz for Android!

Combining reference and drill tools, Welsh Verb Blitz is a great way to memorise some of the key periphrastic and declined forms of over 80 colloquial Welsh verbs. Users can even switch between North and South Wales varieties, as there are some key differences between the two – for instance, the North’s preference for o (‘he’) instead of e.

The verbs in the app, as always, represent some of the most commonly used words in the Welsh language, making Welsh Verb Blitz a great vocabulary builder / consolidator too.

Welsh Verb Blitz for Android is free from the Google Player Store at this link! Happy learning!

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Scottish Gaelic verbs? No problem!

Flummoxed by Scottish Gaelic verbs? Now there’s an easy way to break them down, with the arrival of Scottish Gaelic Verb Blitz for Android from Geoglot!

Containing over 100 Gaelic verbs, the app focuses on three key tenses: present, past and future. Students can browse and learn through the reference section with its clear, concise verb tables, or drill their conjugation skills in the activities familiar to other users of Geoglot’s popular Verb Blitz apps:

  • Infinitive Quiz: test yourself of the basic meanings of verbs!
  • Conj Quiz: Can you match the English with the correct Gaelic translation?
  • Snap: Does the Gaelic sentence match the English translation or not?
  • Gapfill: Complete the missing word in each Gaelic sentence.

The verb bank represents a set of very frequent, everyday words in Gaelic, so the app doubles as a great vocabulary builder as well as grammar tool.

We’re really excited to be making the leap forward with Gaelic here at Geoglot – we hope you love practising it as much as we do!

Download the app from Google Play at this link.

Happy learning!

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Icelandic Noun Master makes declensions less scary!

Once you get serious about learning Icelandic, you’ll come up against that big, potentially scary wall called declensions.

These determine the many forms that Icelandic nouns can take, depending on their meaning and role in the sentence. They’re notoriously difficult for foreign learners, as it’s often hard to learn which ending goes with which case, gender and number – and then you have the indefinite / definite distinction to add to the mix, too.

Finally, there’s a new Android app from GeoGlot, which will take this often overwhelming task down a few notches in the fear factor!

Icelandic Noun Master is both an interactive reference tool and a drill practice machine. It lists the key declension patterns, and contains over a hundred model nouns to browse. Not only that, but the multichoice and gapfill quizzes test you on those tricky endings – and you can choose to focus on just one case (nominative, accusative, dative or genitive) or all of them. It will even track your progress and report the cases that you’ve been finding most difficult in the games.

So, don’t shy away from noun declensions – become a Noun Master with our latest app!

As always, GeoGlot apps are made by language lovers / learners for the same. To ensure it’s available for all learners, Icelandic Noun Master is free and supported by ads (as unobtrusive as possible, and never in any of the games!).

Get Icelandic Noun Master from Google Play here!

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Learn French, Italian and Spanish numbers!

If you’re struggling with French, Italian or Spanish numbers – small, big or even huge – then you’ll be pleased to learn that all three are now served by a free Android ‘Number Whizz’ app.

Each one contains not only a handly how-to guide to numbers in the target language, but also games for practice, a random number generator (so your friends can test you!), and a super-useful ‘Number Writer’ module, which writes in words any number you input up to 999,999,999.

The three new Number Whizz apps are available from Google Play at the following links:

As always with our Android apps, the Number Whizz apps are supported by ads in order to make them free and accessible to all students. Happy learning!

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Learning Hebrew Numbers? Try Hebrew Number Whizz!

Do you get befuddled by numbers in Hebrew? Find learning number words boring? We know we do, although there’s no escaping the fact that learning numbers is an essential part of learning a foreign language.

Hebrew Number Whizz is the latest addition to GeoGlot’s apps for Android, and acts as a learning tool and a reference guide to make that chore easier. Using this free app, you can master Hebrew numbers with clear guides and interactive activities.

Features include:

  • Units, tens, hundreds, thousands and millions – the sky’s the limit with a vast range of numbers covered.
  • Number Writer: type in any number up to 999,999,999 and Hebrew Number Whizz will write it out for you in words – with or without vowel points, or even transliterated into Latin characters
  • Multichoice: test yourself by matching a particular range of numerals and number words
  • Arithmetic Quiz: take your number mastery to the next level with these tricky addition and subtraction problems presented as words
  • Random Generator: enlist your friends’ help by asking them to tap a number, and asking you to read it out (transliteration provided!)

Not only that, but Hebrew Number Whizz supports learners at any level through a set of beginner-friendly settings. You can choose to include vowel points in the games, or even put the app into transliteration mode, presenting the numbers through Latin characters.

Whatever your level, Hebrew Number Whizz is a great way to make learning numbers – that chore of language learning – a lot more interesting.

Click here to visit Hebrew Number Whizz on the Google Play store.

More languages to follow soon!

Hebrew Number Whizz - Arithmetic Quiz

Hebrew Number Whizz – Arithmetic Quiz

Hebrew Number Whizz - Arithmetic Quiz in Transliterated Mode

Hebrew Number Whizz – Arithmetic Quiz in Transliterated Mode

Russian Verb Blitz now on Android!

RusMate is back with a brand new, native Android app for learning and revising over a hundred Russian verbs!

Russian Verb Blitz is an interactive reference guide to over a hundred Russian verbs, detailing both imperfective and perfective forms for practice and revision. Not only that, but there’s also a handy infinitive quiz to test yourself on the meanings of all of them. Great for perfecting your grammar and also expanding your vocabulary!

Russian Verb Blitz is available from the Google Play Store at this link.

Russian Verb Blitz by RusMate

Russian Verb Blitz by RusMate

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Russian Verb Blitz by RusMate

Russian Verb Blitz by RusMate

New Polish app available!

Polish learners can now join RusMate users improving their Russian, Gaelic, Norwegian, Greek and Japanese with RusMate apps. That’s because can now improve your Polish with our brand new Polish Vocabulary Builder app, available for just 59p from the iTunes App Store! Learn scores of words and phrases with the familiar tap-to-flip flashcard system avaiable in our Norwegian, Japanese and Scottish Gaelic and Greek apps. Practise your Polish in three interactive games to consolidate your new knowledge. Click this link to view the Polish Vocabulary Builder for iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store!

One of the interactive activities in the Polish Vocabulary Builder app

One of the interactive activities in the Polish Vocabulary Builder app