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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


I'm really enjoying it so far, and im learning lots! :D if youre a beginner at Spanish, I would recommend this app

Works… freakish

I’m a beginner Spanish student. I’ve been using Duolingo (love it) and complimenting it with Memrise for vocabulary flash cards based on the Duolingo lessons. The Memrise app directed me to this app and I downloaded it just for the curiosity factor.

I did a couple of CatSpanish lessons and came back to the app several days later. I did a review test and found that I just instinctively knew the answers, even writing out entire phrases. This is really early days, so I don’t want to attribute too much to it, but I was intrigued enough to download the paid version.

What I like about this app versus Duolingo is that it is more oriented to building your conversational Spanish vocabulary. Duolingo does a fabulous job of building your understanding of the language logically, but without forcing grammar rules down your throat. DL also gets you speaking with audio feedback tests (dubious accuracy, but at least they force you to try). CatSpanish on the other hand is teaching me to memorize phrases with grammar hints thrown in. It’s fun and addictive and probably well suited to someone who wants to get some Spanish under their belt before a holiday. So far, I haven’t been prompted to speak any Spanish, which I don’t like so not 5 stars.

For a serious Spanish student, this is a nice way to keep the learning fun using your phone but complement it with another app for better results.

No way to skip ahead

No way to skip ahead if you've already completed the first lessons or are familiar with basic 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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