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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

Forget duolingo.....

For me this is simply the best language learning app on the iPhone. I have been using this app for about 3 months and find that it's learning system really is effective. Learning in phrases rather than individual words or verb tables is incredibly effective and I think the most useful way of learning to actually be able to communicate effectively. This coupled with the excellent Memrise system for testing you on everything you have learned at once and focussing in on the phrases which you are weakest at as a priority, creates an incredibly effective language learning system.
A few minor gripes are that the conversations with Misha loose some of their flow in the later lessons, being more an answer to a single question or phrase rather than being part of a conversation, this takes away a little bit from the enjoyment. I would also love to see some kind of rating about best and worst phrases (perhaps categorising them as weak medium and strong) so that I can read over phrases which I know I struggle with and generally get a little bit more insight.
These are very minor points and represent personal preferences towards polishing an incredible app.
Don't hesitate to buy this!!!!!

Good app but.....

Love the first three free lessons - so want to purchase. I have tried over and over again but can't do it, keeps saying something went wrong and to try again. Got bored of trying!
UPDATE : managed to finally purchase. Have got to level 5 and it wants me to purchase again. Rather annoying. The lessons themselves I do like doing., but not enough to pay again. Update on update!! Cancel that - restore purchase button in settings sorted - thanks Lippatron.

I love this app!

Cat academy is the best language app I've used, previous ones either have too many bugs, don't suit my learning style or aren't interesting enough - thank goodness for this!! Teaching simple phrases first, practising the audio - options to skip, and so many levels for such a cheap price - fantastic! Kudos to the creators!

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 optimised for iPhone 5.

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