Master foreign numbers.
A simple tool to improve listening comprehension in your foreign language.
Why focus on numbers?
Numbers are just a small part of learning a language. But mastering them is useful for a couple reasons:
Numbers are everywhere and are getting them exactly right is very important! Whether it is at the market, with your friends, or at the tax office; catching the difference between 4, 40, and 400 can prevent a costly mistake!
Numbers serve as a good tool to improve listening comprehension. Since learning the numbers themselves is pretty easy, they are easily used to train yourself to quickly hear and recognize words you already know.
Ratings and Reviews
When you need numbers
This is great. You want to hear and immediately recognize numbers in a foreign language and this is it! Check the block of understanding every number you hear.
Good base - needs work
Paid $4.99 instead of the advertise $9.99 for the lifetime Pro version. They must’ve correctly lowered it because this isn’t worth $10 as it is. Games are fun and useful. $4.99 is barely with it.
What I want to see:
1. Leaderboard with other players to gamify the experience.
2. My scoring doesn’t work so I don’t see my tally on the main page. Update - sometimes it shows, sometimes it doesn’t. Inconsistent.
3. Metrics over a longer period of time than just a week.
4. A more natural and less computerized voice.
5. Personal bests for each game.
6. A sped up version that does not distort the voice much and does not (according to other reviewers) erase your scores by choosing that speed).
There is on other app in the App Store that has no rating made by a doctor with in-app purchases. Maybe that is better. I didn’t buy it because some guy on Reddit who went from 0 to C1 fluency in French in a year said he used this app from B2 to C1 fluency.
All in all, I recommend it.
Update - I restarted my phone and now the app shows my score. Not sure why I needed to do that. Maybe it has something to do with buying
the pro version.
I do enjoy the time spent and streak tabs on the home page. What brings it home for me is that it shows total hours/minutes (I wonder if it’ll do days) spent on the app AND is drills down to minutes spent per day. It seems you can go back to any day every spent. I love metrics so that is useful to know.
It does its job but has some problems
THE GOOD: If you’re looking for an app to practice auditory recognition of foreign numbers, this is a good choice. It’s easy to use and has a decent amount of languages to pick from. You can adjust the number range, time length of games, and speed.
THE BAD: the voice is not very authentic. It’s a computer voice reading numbers so pronunciation isn’t all that great. If you increase the speed it just sounds like its on fast forward and it’s not very authentic. Because of this, the speed settings are pretty much useless. Next, just recently the game deleted all of my tracking info.
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- Jason Funk
- 8.7 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2020 Tough Space Consulting LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Foreign Numbers Plus $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.