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Cat Spanish by CatAcademy

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Learn Spanish. From pictures of cats.

CatSpanish combines the latest learning science with the power of internet cats to bring you probably the most powerful, and certainly the funniest, way to learn basic Spanish.

Our amazing collection of cats teach you the key vocabulary, phrases and grammar you need to speak Spanish- all in the most entertaining way imaginable. With more than a thousand phrases, the app has been expertly structured to guide you through all the most important words and grammar, without any boring memorization or rules.

The app is simply purr-fect for humans of all ages: whether students, travellers or cat-lovers. Meow Gusta!

Think Rosetta Stone, to the power of LolCats. Our unique combo of cats + brain-science is superfood for your mind.

Learn phrases in short bursts, and we practise your new knowledge with five different test-modes - multiple choice, typing, listening, conversation and match-the-cat. Unlocks and rewards make learning a pleasure you'll keep coming back to. We track your progress and adapt to your strengths, helping you review your learning in the

We make use of five scientific principles to ensure every human who tried it learns with pleasure.

- Visual association helps you store vivid memories
- Our adaptive testing strengthens your memories as you go (“The testing effect”)
- Our cats’ cuteness aids attention and positive mood (“Kawaii”)
- The humour makes everything more memorable (“Human (common) sense”)
- Repetition makes sure you never forget (“Spaced Repetition”)

All in all, we're experts in cats and we're experts in language-learning. We've put together the perfect course of cat-words and cat-phrases to get you started speaking Spanish.

· More than a thousand key words and phrases.
· The cutest cats ever to feature in a language learning app
· Multiple learning modes
· The most beautiful native Spanish audio you're ever likely to hear!
· Adaptive learning algorithms made famous by the Princeton and Oxford-designed Memrise learning system, to maximize retention.
· Lively music and sound effects, addictive game mechanics.

"I am pleased and proud that my legendary cuteness has at last found a practical application"- Lolcat
"I have always thought of humans as slow-witted. It turns out that with the right help, you guys can learn quite quickly" - Faint Praise Cat
"We will be releasing this app for other languages as soon as you humans have eaten up all our Spanish. Yum." - Headmaster Cat.

"Despite being a dog lover I found myself absolutely glued to this app." - PeterDaGr8
"A brilliantly fun, easy to use and interactive app for entry level Spanish"- Tobi
"This is a truly outstanding app. Easy to use and makes learning easy. I would give it bonus stars if I could!"- Simonbirch50

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What's New in Version 1.4.6

Minor bugfixes

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Customer Reviews

What's with the price increase?

I like the app itself; it is a fun and funny way to work on Spanish (albeit peninsular Spanish, not Latin American Spanish). My gripe (& reason for not giving this a higher review) is the price jump. I was an early adopter of the app and bought it for $1.99. This granted me access to all levels available. Then they made it free, but those who had already paid had bonus features or some other extras that I can't recall offhand. It had been awhile since I'd last used the app, so I thought I'd get back into it yesterday...only to discover that I can't go past level 3 (I was way beyond that when I last used it) unless I cough up $6.99. What?! Since when did they decide to do this? What about those of us who had already spent money on the app? Why can't i access any of my previous progress after level 3? If I pay the $6.99, can I get back to where I was, or do I have to start back at level 3? I don't know if I want to pay that much for an app, as I'll have spent close to $10 total between my initial purchase and the current price. I wish they hadn't jacked up the price and capped previous purchasers at a low level; otherwise, this was a fun app that I would've recommended for anyone learning Spanish.

Amazing app! Definitely worth it!

I absolutely have fallen in love with this app! It is adorable and very fun for children. I never knew I could learn so much so quickly! Although this app is seven dollars, trust me, it's worth it. CatSpanish teaches phrases you will need almost everyday. I have tried many language learning apps including Duolingo and they always start at the basics (colors, numbers, etc.) but I love CatSpanish because they teach such useful phrases! (And the occasional one for laughs: Mi profesor es un gato : My teacher is a cat). But, I warn you, just passing through each lesson is probably not enough. What I do is click the "My Learning" box in the bottom right hand corner. Then I click "Test Me". I do this after each lesson. I take the tests until I get a perfect score and strongly suggest you do the same, therefore reinforcing the lessons. This helps TONS. I also suggest putting flash cards up around your home just to learn some basic nouns.

So overall, I do strongly suggest you buy this app. It has helped me learn so much! Just make sure you always have a wifi hotspot or 3G, and an open mind! Adiós!

Exactly what it says it is

I am enjoying this app very much. This teaches you conversational Spanish. I am confident that my Spanish vocabulary will increase from 10 words (pre app) to 100 words (now) to 1000 words by the end of the app. It's easy to use it for a minute or two when waiting for something else. The cats make it funny and make some of the vocab words memorable. (When I learned "where is the fish?" I laughed out loud.) This isn't going to teach you to be fluent in Spanish, or how to write an essay in Spanish , but at the end of this app, you will know a lot more Spanish than you did when you started. I would recommend it. Definitely seven dollars worth of entertainment value and, as I said, it really does increase your knowledge of Spanish.

Cat Spanish by CatAcademy
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  • Category: Entertainment
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  • Version: 1.4.6
  • Size: 52.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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