Speak Spanish with PlazaLingua - Practice Lessons and Audio for Learning a Foreign Language / Lecciones para Hablar Espanol
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PlazaLingua combines a realistic 3D environment, vocabulary sets, quizzes, simulated conversations and professionally produced audio to help you learn to speak Spanish.
• Over 350 useful words and phrases covering a range of categories including Greetings, Farewells, Introductions, Common Expressions, Thanks, Asking for Directions, Adverbial Prepositions, Common Restaurant Phrases, Ordering Food, Common Food and Beverages, Describing Paintings, Colors and Checking into a Hotel.
• Professionally produced audio with native Latin American accents and real-time facial animation, so you can hear and see how it's done firsthand.
• A Quiz Mode where you can test your knowledge against what you’ve learned.
• Also included is a Dialog Mode where you can practice your conversation skills while meeting someone out on the plaza, ordering lunch at a café, asking for directions and checking into a hotel.
• "I'm a Spanish professor, and I love this App as an alternative to mundane workbook exercises"
• "I studied Spanish in college, and this app helped me refresh my memory for an upcoming trip to Spain"
If you have suggestions for how to make PlazaLingua better, or requests for new content, please send us feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's New in Version 1.3
+ Improvements to the entire user interface and support for multiple resolutions.
+ Up Next: we are planning a completely new Dialog mode with extra content and speech recognition to help you practice your pronunciation.
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The app is ok
I’m learning Spanish via a paid program (disk, iPhone and iPad app, and online access) called Fluenz. I’m currently on Spanish 3, lessons 6-7 (out of 5 levels, 30 lessons each). In the restaurant vocabulary of this app, I’ve noticed some inconsistencies between the two learning applications…for instance, “I would like something to eat”, via my learning through Fluenz this would be translated as, “Quisiera algo de comer”. However, according to this app it is translated as, “Quieres algo de comer” which, in Spanish (Spain) this would mean, “I WANT something to eat, not I WOULD LIKE something to eat.” Quieres means “I want” in Spain Spanish (Quiero is used for “I want” in Latin American Spanish)….”Quieres" does not mean “I would like”…”Quisiera" means “I would like”. This may seem like something small because “want” and “would like” have very similar meanings in English, however, if you are going to teach the correct way of saying something, teach the correct way of saying it as it is translated. If the phrase was “I want something to eat”, then “Quieres algo de comer” would be the correct translation, however, the phrase is “I would like something to eat”, therefore, the correct translation would be “Quisiera algo de comer”.