By Nick Rasband
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Spanish VocabMastery is a flash card/personal dictionary tool whose purpose is to help English speakers to increase their Spanish vocabulary. It has three main features. The first is Search. Search allows you to look up English-Spanish or Spanish-English translations for words that you have added to your own custom dictionary. The dictionary is seeded initially with 200+ common Spanish words, mostly nouns.
The Flash card feature is the main component of this app. It allows you to quiz yourself by category. Simply tap the desired options (which language to show first, whether to show the picture or example sentence and which side to display them on) and then select a category. The flash cards can be flipped when you are ready to see the answer and you can go to the next flash card at any moment. You can also go back to the previous flash card if desired. These words will be displayed in random order and will not repeat until you have seen all of them.
The Manage tab allows you to add/remove/edit categories and definitions. Finally, there is a help tab that can give you some pointers if part of the application is confusing.
The original motivation for this app was my personal study while reading books in Spanish. Frequently I will come across a word that I do not know, and I want to add it to my vocabulary. With this app I can add it to a category, look-up the definition, and then quiz myself until I have mastered the word. The "example sentence" feature allows me to see the word in the original context in which I found it so that I know how it is used in practice. Because of the limited size of the included dictionary this app is best accompanied by a reliable English-Spanish/Spanish-English dictionary.
*Note: This app supports portrait and landscape orientations on both the iPhone and iPad, so you can hold your device any way you like.
*Note 2: The words that come with the app do not have associated images or example sentences, but you are welcome to add them if you would like.
*Note 3: This app used to work with the a translation API for searches. That API has been discontinued, so that feature has been removed from the app.
What's New in Version 1.4
Added a cancel button and a save button to the Add Definition function. Removed translation API (support for it was discontinued).
- Category: Education
- Updated: 07 March 2012
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 0.6 MB
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Developer: Nicholas Rasband
- © 2011 Nick Rasband
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.