Learners of Welsh will no doubt have scratched their heads at some point over the traditional version of the language’s two counting systems, the vigesimal system.
The vigesimal system of counting is based on the number 20, and while Welsh is not unique in this – French and Danish also use a base of 20 for some numbers – it is different enough from the decimal system to cause some anguish for learners! Although it now coexists with a much more familiar, decimal system of counting in modern Welsh, it is still considered an important part of the language, and still used for things like ages, dates and times.
Now, Android users can download our free Number Whizz app to learn and practise these tricky numbers on the go! Featuring presentations, number games and the ultra-handy Number Writer, it’s a great way to give your brain a Welsh workout.
Aficionados of North Germanic languages will be excited to learn that Danish, Norwegian (Bokmål) and Swedish have been added to our range of Number Whizz apps.
Now you can learn to count in those languages on your Android device, as well as test yourself with challenging number games!
As always, the apps feature both presentation elements, games for drill and practice, and the ultra-handy Number Writer, which will spell out in the target language any whole number you care to enter between 0 and 999,999,999.
The apps are available for free (supported by ads) at the Google Play store from the following links:
German and Icelandic have joined our growing range of Number Whizz apps!
Whether you’re a beginner or a little further along in your language learning journey, mastering numbers is one of those chores that it’s tempting to keep putting aside ad infinitum (pun intended).
Number Whizz focuses purely on numbers, encapsulating them into a multifunctional app featuring presentations, games for learning and even useful utilities. Test yourself at addition and subtraction in your language of choice, or tap in a huge number and see the app write it out in words for you!
The apps can be downloaded from Google Play at the following links:
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.
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.