Learn over 2,400 German words. Yes, that's right, 2,400!
And each and every one with native speaker audio. Includes flashcards and exercises.
* Over 2,400 German words and phrases.
* Every word includes a native speaker's audio recording.
* Flashcard review and exercises to aid memorization.
* Learning-list testing technique ensures word retention.
* Create completely custom user WordFiles.
* Search for words and meaning and add to Custom wordFiles.
* Upload Custom WordFiles for backup and sharing.
** Also available for iPhone and iPad **
German Audio FlashCards is a foreign language vocabulary learning tool by Declan Software. The German version includes around 2,400 words and phrases each with a native speaker audio recording. Words are organized into approximately 100 WordFiles with each WordFile containing up to 100 words.
The Learning List: The words are learned based on a Learning List. The Learning List contains a subset of all the words in the WordFile – 10 words by default (although this can be changed by users). The Learning List allows users to concentrate learning a small group of words at any one time. Once a word is learned (by reviewing the Learning List and completing the Exercises) it is removed from the Learning List and is replaced by another, as yet unlearned word from the WordFile. This continues until the whole WordFile is learned.
Exercises: Words in the learning list should first be Reviewed using the “Review Learning List” option. Then users can move to the Exercises which include the Meaning Exercise, the Word Exercise, the Spelling Exercise and the Listening Exercise. Once all the exercises have been correctly completed, the word is marked as complete, removed from the Learning List and replaced by a new word. However, if the user gets one answer wrong in any of the exercises, then all the exercises must be completed again for that one word. This ensures comprehensive learning and retention.
Managing the Learning List: After a new WordFile is loaded the Learning List size is automatically set to 10. The number of words in the Learning List can be set by adding or removing words to the Learning List in the “Review Words” feature. In the “Task” menu select “All Words in WordFile” and then return to the main page. The select “Review All WordFile Words”. As you progress through the words in the WordFile words can be added to and dropped from the Learning List using the “Add to Learning List” / “Drop from Learning List” button. If you end up changing the number of words in the Learning List, that number will be maintained as words are learning and dropped from the Learning List, and new words are automatically added the Learning List to replace learned words.?
Loading new WordFiles: To switch to another wordfile simply press the “Load Another WordFile” button and then select the WordFile you desire from the “Load WordFile” table.
Other language versions of FlashCards available in the Mac App Store include Spanish, Italian, French, Chinese, Chinese (Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian, Portuguese, Russian, Greek and Hebrew. Free.
Added an animated introduction to using Declan German FlashCards for Mac OSX.
Ratings and Reviews
This application is extremely useful for learning vocabulary! It doesn't exercise grammar or conversation, but it is very effective for learning words, which is a must when learning a foreign language. ;) I would reccommend this app for anyone. The interface is very clean and easy-to-use… It feels more like a video game than a study-aid.
One thing I would like this app to be able to do is be able to randomize the words in the Custom WordFiles. I can memorize the order of the words very easily, and I think it would provide more of a challenge to really be able to mix-and-match.
Solid Package, a Real Help!
This "full version" uses the exact same interface and organization as the free basic version - so I'm as pleased with this paid version as I was with the basic free version. The addition of other "word modules" is impressive, useful, and a bit intimidating/ daunting - this full version also includes word modules that were already in the free version so there is no need to keep both versions. I can find no problems with installation or usage, as some reviewers noted in their reviews of earlier software versions (I purchased on 13 Feb 2012).
This app is really amazing! I didn't think it would ever be so easy to learn so many common German words. I only suggest that there should be an option to have the native speaker read the english word when going back and reviewing words you have already completed. That way you can quiz yourself from both German to English and vise versa.
Overall, this app is excellent.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.