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Romanian Verb Blitz now available on iOS!

Hot on the heels of its Android cousin, Romanian Verb Blitz for iOS is now available on the App Store! iPhone and iPad users can now learn, drill and consolidate over a hundred Romanian verbs on their devices.

The language is a typical member of the Romance family – full of tricky conjugations and oodles of endings. Verb Blitz takes some of the pressure off by providing a handy reference, as well as a suite of drill tools.

The verbs selected are amongst the most common words in Romanian. That makes the app a fantastic vocabulary expander for beginners, as well as the perfect grammar self-tester.

Gameify your Romanian

All the familiar Verb Blitz games are included:

  • Infinitive quiz (drill those meanings)
  • Conjugation quiz (get those endings under your belt)
  • Snap (hone your translation skills)
  • Gapfill (master those spellings)

What’s more, the app keeps track of your performance on each verb, so you can check your progress at any time. You might be surprised at the verbs you’re finding easiest / trickiest!

As little – or as much – as you like!

You can choose which tenses to drill in the app settings. Just beginning in the language? Try just the present tense for now. A dab hand? Test your mastery by selecting all tenses to test in the drill games.

Whatever your level, we hope there are plenty of linguistic goodies in the app for you. Check out our full range of iOS apps here for more language tools for your Apple device!

Romanian Verb Blitz for iOS is available for free in the App Store now!

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Romanian verbs? No problem with our new Android app!

Romanian learners can now hop on the Geoglot verb drill train, with our brand new release of Romanian Verb Blitz for Android!

It’s always an exciting moment when we release a new language at Geoglot. Romanian has been a particularly interesting one, especially for those of us who speak other romance languages. To those familiar with Italian, Portuguese, French or Spanish, Romanian will seem strangely familiar. It developed from the Latin spoken by Roman settlers in Dacia – roughly modern-day Romania and Moldova – and has been influenced by its surrounding non-romance languages too.

For learner of this fascinating language, Romanian Verb Blitz is both a handy reference and grammatical drill tool. With over 100 conjugations, there’s lots of opportunity to practise those tricky endings (typical for a romance language!).

Romanian vocabulary boosting

Not only that, but it’s also a great way to expand your everyday vocabulary. The verbs included represent some of the most commonly used words in Romanian, so you’ll boost your word power as well as your grammar.

All the familiar Verb Blitz drill games are there:

  • Infinitive quiz – drill those meanings
  • Conjugation quiz – test yourself on verb endings
  • Snap – translation practice
  • Gapfill – great for spelling / literacy skills

As little – or as much – as you like

You can select which tenses to play the games with – ideal for focusing on what you are currently learning. Only covered the present so far? Then just select that one in the settings. Want a fiendishly tricky test to test your language skills? Then select all of them!

What’s more, the app will track all the verbs that you have found trickiest across the games. You can review these at any time in the ‘Performance‘ section, and target them for more practice.

As always, Verb Blitz for Android remains a free download, supported by discreet in-app ads – but never in the activities themselves.

Download Romanian Verb Blitz for Android from the Google Play Store at this link!

Also, check out our other Android apps here. We love languages and we’re always adding new ones to the catalogue!

Happy learning!

 

 

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Danish Verb Blitz now on iOS: Dansk practice for Apple users!

Another Scandinavian language joins our growing range of iOS grammar drill apps with the release of Danish Verb Blitz for iOS this week.

With well over 100 verbs to learn, review and drill, it’s a great way to hone your language skills. The featured verbs are also amongst the commonest words in the language. That makes the app is a great tool for expanding your vocabulary, too.

Danish drill

The core of the app is its verb reference engine, with a searchable list of verbs with full conjugations. But the app tackles both meaning and conjugation, with the familiar set of games:

  • Infinitive quiz / grid quiz
  • Conjugation quiz
  • Gapfill quiz

Gapfill is one of our favourites, as it really tests your knowledge of written forms – master those spellings!

As well as the activities, there’s a handy tracking system. Using a simple score tracker through the games, you can check at any point which verbs you’ve found trickiest.

Scandinavian trio

Our new dansk addition completes a trio of new apps on the App Store, representing three mainland Scandinavian languages. If you’re a fan of them all, check out Norwegian (Bokmål) Verb Blitz and Swedish Verb Blitz for iOS, too.

Not using an Apple device? All the languages are also available in our Android collection, too. Our full Android catalogue can be found here.

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

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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.

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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!

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Hungarian Verb Blitz released!

It’s always an exciting moment when we add a new language to the Verb Blitz range. This time, magyar [ˈmɒɟɒr] gets some attention with our release of Hungarian Verb Blitz for Android!

Every language has its interesting and different features, and Hungarian is no exception. What is particularly special about Hungarian is that transitive verbs have two forms: indefinite and definite. This means that the verb codes for whether its object has indefinite (like ‘a’) or definite (like ‘the’) status. You can read more about Hungarian indefinite and definite status in this very helpful Wikipedia article.

Note that when playing the games, you can use the settings to exclude definite forms, and just focus on the indefinite ones if you prefer. Likewise, you can turn on and off several of the tenses in the games if you prefer to focus on just the basic ones.

Otherwise, Hungarian verbs display a regularity that is rare in some of the more mainstream languages taught in schools and colleges. There are just a handful of very irregular verb paradigms, and once you have learnt the quirks of the language (such as vowel harmony), verb conjugation is not as hard as it first seems.

Click here to download Hungarian Verb Blitz for Android from the Google Play Store!

Hungarian Verb Blitz

Hungarian Verb Blitz

Icelandic holiday verbs : free worksheet

Learning Icelandic? Want to talk about your holidays past, present and future?

Our Nordic learning team has just put together this free worksheet to help you do just that! The worksheet features ten verb phrases to cover fun stuff you do on holiday. It’s completely in Icelandic, with spaces for you to write translations. And all ten verbs are presented in present, past and future examples, to really stretch your tense usage.

For talking about future plans, the team made use of the supremely useful Icelandic word ætla. While not strictly the grammatical future tense in Icelandic (this is formed with munu instead), it is a hugely useful little word for speaking about future intentions, covering the sense of ‘to intend to …‘ or ‘to be planning to …’ in English.

Click here to download “On Holiday” in Icelandic [PDF]

Happy learning, and please leave any feedback or suggestions for future worksheets in the comments!

Be a Greek Number Whizz!

Hot on the heels of our first Greek app (Greek Verb Blitz), Greek Number Whizz is now available for Android!

Including Greek native speaker sounds, Greek Number Whizz is a drill tool to make learning Modern Greek numbers easy and fun. Features include:

  • Number Writer: type in a number and see it written out in Greek
  • Interactive games: make drilling those numerals less of a chore!
  • Transliteration: read all of the Greek words in Latin characters if you’re not comfortable reading Greek yet

Greek Number Whizz is available for free (supported by in-app ads) on Google Play now from this link. Happy learning!

 

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Modern Greek verbs? No problem!

It’s a special moment when we get to add a brand new language to the Geoglot range. And today, we’re pleased as punch to announce the debut of Modern Greek!

Greek Verb Blitz is a free reference and drill tool for learning conjugations, in the same successful mould as our other popular Verb Blitz apps. With over 160 commonly used Greek verbs, it’s a great way to practise grammar, as well as expand your vocabulary.

Active and passive declensions are dealt with as separate entries to keep things simple and digestible for learners, with verbs presented neatly conjugated across tenses and aspects. Game settings allow for different tenses to be tested, so you don’t have to feel overwhelmed if you’re just starting to learn.

Greek Verb Blitz is available for free from Google Play at this link. As always, Geoglot Android apps are supported by in-app ads in order to make language learning as widely accessible as possible.

Happy learning and καλό ταξίδι (that’s bon voyage) on your journey into the Greek language!

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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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