Basic Spanish for Dummies

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Whether you want to take up Spanish from scratch or brush up on your existing skills for work or travel, this practical app is for you! Fun flashcards highlight common words and phrases written in English and their translation in Spanish with audio playback. A Spanish-English and English-Spanish mini-dictionary gives you flexible and easy word lookup. Audio feature offers pronunciation of the alphabet, vowels and ...
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Overview

*** Special Launch Pricing For Limited Time ****

OVERVIEW
Whether you want to take up Spanish from scratch or brush up on your existing skills for work or travel, this practical app is for you! Fun flashcards highlight common words and phrases written in English and their translation in Spanish with audio playback. A Spanish-English and English-Spanish mini-dictionary gives you flexible and easy word lookup. Audio feature offers pronunciation of the alphabet, vowels and consonants; and the rules for using formal and informal greetings and introductions. Special interactive features let you mark your favorite phrases. This app is your one-way ticket to speaking Mexican Spanish with confidence.

App Features:

1. Words/Phrases – Learn the most common words and phrases for whatever situation you encounter. Words and Phrases are categorized for easy look up – Greetings, Small Talk, Expressions, Numbers, Time, Calendar, Directions, Work, Appointments, Travel, Get Help, Restaurant, Hotel, Bank and Store. You’ll find what you need with both phrases and words written in English and their translation in Spanish with audio playback.

2. Dictionary – Commonly used words in both Spanish to English and English to Spanish formats.

3. Flashcards – Pick your category (same ones as in Words/Phrases) and you are off to a fun-filled way to practice your Spanish. Includes the most widely used words and phrases written in English and their translation in Spanish with audio playback.

4. Basics – jam packed with information on everything from Singular Nouns and Articles to Verbs in the Infinitive form, you get examples to help you get a good foundation on the language and grammar.

5. Part of Tens – Loaded with more “extras” these listings feature fun ways to put Spanish to work for you. Ten favorite Spanish expressions, holidays and phrases.

6. Favorites – With so many features in this App, we let you decide your favorites. Easily mark and store the words and phrases you want to review, use more, or need to know. Make updates to your favorites anytime by adding/deleting phrases and words.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940043351067
  • Publisher: Skava
  • Publication date: 4/11/2011
  • Series: NOOKapps Series
  • Version name: 1.3.0
  • Format: NOOK App
  • File size: 9 MB
  • Sales rank: 14,001
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  • Please contact the developer directly if you would like to report a problem:
    • URL: http://www.skava.net/support/apps
    • Phone: 1 877 544 2176
    • Email: support@skava.net

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Good Introduction To Spanish

    The key to learning a language is listening and repeating out loud. A three year old child might use 200 different words in a day, but communicates well with adults.

    This app lets you learn a few dozen basic phrases and a couple of hundred basic words while learning to pronounce Spanish correctly. A person who totally masters this course would have a solid foundation to build on, and would be able to carry on basic conversations.

    I hope the author will offer a second and third level to this course. REMINDER: Be sure to go to your Nook's settings menu, and set the audio level for media to 100%. That allows you to use the volume button on your Nook to hear the voices clearly.

    133 out of 144 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

    Difficulties with sound

    I had difficulties with the sound feature at first. The support from Skava guided me to go into settings, choose sounds and on the media setting turn up the media sound. I really enjoy this app now!

    89 out of 100 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    No sound

    I havent really got 2 use this app much because the sound quality is terrible. I can see the words but the sound quality is HORRIBLE. I wish i wouldnt have purchased this.

    49 out of 80 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Excellent and fun app.

    I had an audio problem too, so I emailed Skava support. You have to raise the Media volume on your Nook, ("Settings" / "Sounds" / "Media") not just the overall volume, to clearly hear the audio samples. No regrets w/ my purchase.

    47 out of 53 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2011

    Great Tool for learning and review!

    I saw a few negative reviews online about how "Basic" the lessons were, how one could not really learn anything....and etc. First of all, for the real dummies out there please review the title before complaint. Second, I seriously disagree, I found it not only handy for review, but for a learning tool as well. Overall, very enjoyable both for language content and as a part of this series.

    40 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2011

    Very useful

    This app is sooo useful if you are wanting to confuse someone who doesnt know any spanish... but not useful if you are trying to actuall LEARN spanish.

    34 out of 55 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    Will not work on tablet

    As many others have noted, this simply does not work on the Nook Tablet. It appears that the DRM will not recognize the Tablet as a legitimate device.

    30 out of 43 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    Nook Tablet

    Does not work on Nook Tablet. Was given a refund.

    27 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2011

    Basic, hah

    This is like having a personal translator, minus the money. I've been wanting to learn Spanish, and this will help me when I take it next year. The dictionary is huge, and you can do so much with this app. It says basic, but I could live using just the vocabulary in this app. If only I could use this app for my tests......

    25 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    Very nice

    I just bought this program because i forgot all of the spanish i learned in grade school and its pretty nice! For the sound you have to change the media sound on your nook :)

    22 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Barbe

    Excellent app for beginning to learn spanish. Layout is great and facilitates retention of material. Very well worth it.

    17 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    Great app

    Helps you get down the basics very well. It's been three dys since i got this app, and i already know about ten spanish phrases and ten simple words. I think it teaches it well. The pronunciation sound quality might not work well at first, but once you go to nook settings and fix it, it works very well. Theres no reason to give this app one star just because of the sound quality that actually works very well.... you just have to get it to work. This app deserves better than that, as it is a wonderful spanish teacher. It's good for learning the basic phrases ans words as well as having fun by confusing someone who doesnt know spanish. Great app :)

    14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    Basic Spanish For Dummies

    I think this app is really cool and it is worth 1.00 now i can talk to my friend in spanish

    11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Works on tablet

    It seems to be working ok on the tablet.

    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Pretty cool

    Good app. Sound works great on mine. More like a dictionary but still easy to use

    11 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 24, 2011

    Good

    Sound works great for me. Already learning new words!!

    10 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 17, 2011

    Love it

    Right now im in hornors spanish and this helps out sooooo much ........im freshmen so im a little behind the class and this is soooo much help buy it!!!!!!

    10 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    meh.

    Not what I was hoping for. I didn't want flash cards or boring pages of phrases. I would like to find an app that incorporates Spanish words and phrases into a fun game, so I don't get bored.

    9 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

    great for the price

    I love this app. It is categorized very nicely and is simple to use. The audio function is a plus. I highly recomend.

    9 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2012

    Spanish dummie bookieee

    This app is really good! It helps you for your basic needs in knowing spanish ! This book is ECU! Easy Cheap and Useful !

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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