by: Linguineo BVBA • 14
Learn Words is an easy way to expand your vocabulary in a different language. There are, of course, many apps that already offer up this service, but Learn Words proposes a new approach: just add the words you want to memorize, and the app will automatically load information relating to those words and the context in which to use them. Choose from Spanish, English, French, German and many other languages, and then just go with the flow and enjoy the range of features the app has in order to improve your skills with your chosen language. While the idea is quite simple to grasp, we would recommend that you watch the introductory video first.
Something that really raises the bar is the 'Easy Import' function: through this function you can add words from different sources, including being able to lift them directly from photographs. Let's imagine, for example, that you're reading a novel and you see a new word, you're walking along the street and see a notice you don't fully understand, or you're reading a menu and you're not sure about one of the ingredients. Simply take a photo. Learn Words will then recognize the word and add it to your list.
Once you have your list of words, you can then add images, example sentences and many other learning aids to ease the memorization process. Later you can use them to play games (crosswords or listening games, for example), complete writing exercises, and more.
The best thing about Learn Words? It's really fun and accessible, which makes it ideal for kids and/or the early stages in the language learning process. The information is presented nicely, and the crisp, clear aesthetic really supports the learning process. The 'Easy Import' function does exactly as advertised and makes direct translations from real-world contexts simple.
One thing we're not so keen on is the fact you need to buy learning aids from the store to attach suggested information to a word. If not, you need to do this yourself manually. In any case, the app does offer some free learning aids, following which you'll be able to make a decision on whether you want to buy more.
Jan 02, 2017
With Learn Words creating word lists is incredibly fast and easy.
Easy import – Learn Words makes importing words a breeze! You can take a photo of the words you want to add—whether it is a page of a text book, a magazine, or a menu—and the app will recognize them as text. You can speak words, type words, or you can select words from predefined word lists.
Easy word enrichment – Learn Words can automatically add translations, images and example sentences (also with translations) to your words—which makes it extremely easy to supplement your word list with the practice material you need.
Learn – Learn words with a scientifically proven memorization technique that keeps offering items until your words are completely memorized. Or use rehearsal mode to let the app quickly determine which words you know, and which ones you don’t.
Exercise – Setup your own exercises. You’ll be able to access a speaking exercise, a listening exercise, an image recognition exercise, writing and multiple choice exercises. All are configurable to your needs, but have simple defaults to get you started just as soon as you add words.
Play – Tired of doing exercises, then why not play one of the fun word games, such as crosswords or word searches? All games are generated specifically for your content.
Track your results – Track your progress and see how many words you learn over time.
And that is not all! You can access your word list offline, so it’s easy to practice any time. The app also has many additional features such as exporting your word list to pdf, speech output for all words and sentences, and the possibility to synchronize your word list through the Linguineo® servers to all your devices. If you create a Linguineo® account, you can also collect more than 100 badges for reaching various milestones.
You can learn the following languages with Learn words: Spanish, English, French, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, German, Russian, Greek, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Czech, Thai, Turkish, Arabic, Japanese and Chinese.