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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!

Norwegian holiday verbs: free worksheet

Keen to share what they’ve been learning with the rest of the language learning community, the Geoglot team has been busy creating resources full of useful content for hacking your speaking skills.

In the first of a planned series of free downloadable materials, you can get some conversation Norwegian under your belt with this worksheet, focussing on ten useful verbs for talking about holidays in the present, past and future tenses.

Click here to download “Norwegian: Holiday Verbs” in Bokmål [PDF]

Enjoy, and leave any feedback and future resource requests in the comments!

Latvian verbs? No problem!

A brand new language joins the Verb Blitz range! Geoglot is pleased to announce the release of Latvian Verb Blitz for Android.

With over 100 core verbs in Latvian across the present, past and future tenses, it’s a great way to practise those tricky endings through interactive games. Not only that, but the verb bank is filled with some of the most common everyday words in Latvian, so it’s a great way to expand and consolidate your key vocabulary.

Latvian Verb Blitz for Android is free (supported by ads) from the Google Play Store at this link.

Happy learning!

Latvian Verb Blitz

Latvian Verb Blitz


Perfect your core Polish verbs!

Starting out in Polish? Then let Polish Verb Blitz help you on your grammatical journey with over 120 commonly used Polish verbs to perfect!

Featuring some of the most useful and frequently used words in the language, Polish Verb Blitz is a great way to build your core vocabulary, as well as practise your basic Polish conjugations. WIth a focus on the present tense, but also featuring perfective infinitive pairs where appropriate, the app has all the familiar Verb Blitz games to turn you into a verb whizz.

Polish Verb Blitz is a free app for Android, supported by banner ads (on static screens but never in games) to ensure that it is available for all learners.

Click here for Polish Verb Blitz on Google Play!

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Polish Verb Blitz

Master Danish verbs: Danish Verb Blitz released!

Learners of dansk have been able to enjoy one of our earliest app releases, Danish Number Whizz, for some time. Now, a second app joins our Danish collection for Android, with the release of Danish Verb Blitz!

The tried-and-tested familiar format presents learners with a handy reference tool, vocabulary expander and drill machine all in one. Learn and practise Danish conjugations through the following features:

  • Infinitive quiz: what is the meaning of each Danish verb?
  • Conjugation quiz: how do you form tenses in Danish?
  • Snap quiz: do the translations match the sentences?
  • Gapfill: can you spell out the jumbled, missing words?

Danish Verb Blitz is free for Android, and available now from Google Play at this link.

Enjoy, and happy learning!


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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