Improve Your Spanish Listening And Reading Fun & Engaging Urban Stories In Spanish

Are you looking to dramatically improve your Spanish listening and reading comprehension through urban stories dramatically voice acted by real Spanish speaking natives?

Gritty Spanish is unlike any other Spanish learning program out there. It's truly unique, and it's filled with fun-filled and realistic audio stories that will have you deeply engaged. Gritty Spanish gets you closer to Spanish speaking people like never before!

This is what you're getting:
--Highly entertaining edgy, honest, fun & super realistic dialogues.
--Read and listen at the same time with the included PDF eBooks.
--Side By Side Learning: Read each story in English & Spanish side by side.
--Voice Actors/Actresses with various accents from the Spanish speaking world.
--Background music & environmental effects helps sets the mood.
--Contains TONS of words, phrases, verbs & unique expressions in context.
--Includes the slower audio of each story so you catch every word spoken.
--Once an episode is downloaded you can listen offline without the need to connect to the Internet!

The FREE Gritty Spanish app for iOS will make using the Gritty Spanish audios and side by side PDF transcripts an absolute joy!

This app is very simple and easy-to-use, yet very powerful and stable.

You'll be able to do the following:
--Read, Zoom in on Side by Side PDFs as you listen.
--Easily switch to different audio versions of a story with a click of a button.
--Very handy 2 second rewind button.
--Easily navigate different episodes.
--Listen Offline once episode files are downloaded.
--Listen as you use other apps and while phone's screen is off.

Download the app and experience the language the way it was meant to be experienced!

What’s New

Version 2.5.8

- Gritty Spanish Quizzes!
- Test your knowledge of the material!
- A plethora of challenging quizzes for each and every episode!
- Helps improve compression and reinforce learning!

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

senor jerome ,


I recently visited Guadalajara, mexico. It is the second largest city after Mexico City. This is a feat for a person who spoke zero Spanish in 2014. In Guadalajara hardly anyone speaks English. I attribute so much to gritty Spanish because it had taught me many useful phrases and slang for different everyday scenarios/encounters. From riding in a taxi, to being lost, etc. The gritty “Spanish basic finally” episode is an indispensable tool to travel to a Spanish only speaking city. You will learn key words to clue you in because when the locals speak quickly it is very difficult to understand. While the latest version conjures more of a serious tone and less jovial. The slang and humor of precious episodes can be easily incorporated. For example, when venturing out to the party/bar scheme you need “game” to interact, start and hold conversations. This is where gritty is indispensable. All 26 episodes is very useful and will provide enough practice one to travel to Spanish only cities. The senarios are very real and can be used in everyday life. They have increased my vernacular and helped me when in a conundrum for example lost at the airport and looking for hotel shuttle.

Developer Response ,

Wow Señor Jerome! Thanks so much for being a fan of Gritty Spanish and thanks for taking the time to give it a lovely review! Everytime you listen/read, you'll pick up on something and you'll do so subconsciously simply because you are enjoying the material.
Thanks a again for taking the time to review!

Kings Farmer ,

El Mejor

Gritty Spanish is a user-friendly and comprehensive App for learning the Spanish language. These short stories put you in real life situations where people from various spanish-speaking countries are using formal and informal words, phrases, and even profanity, to communicate.
Real Life Spanish.
Gritty Spanish is a terrific way to help train your ear to understand Spanish outside of your spanish class, or away from your slow-talking spanish tutor.
I prefer to hear the language in normal speed, which is pretty fast, but Gritty Spanish gives you the option of listening at 30% slower.
And now, with the Gritty Spanish App, which I have on my iPad Mini, and iPhone, I can give my ear a workout anytime I want.
Plus, after you listen to (and read in Spanish and English) the stories, there are explanations of the words and phrases and grammar rules.
As I said—Gritty Spanish is Comprehensive and User-friendly.
Buena Suerte, mis Amigos.

MN_first ,

Please keep in mind I’m rating the app not content

I don’t know what did they do but now episodes/lessons take even longer to download. I have updated my iOS so I doubt my phones the problem. Then when it finally downloads, the accompanying PDF doesn’t match the audio. Please fix this.

Otherwise, the content is wonderful. Highly recommend. I actually have all levels except the censored one. I love how the lessons are very entertaining and use everyday conversations. They’re actual conversations you will hear and use. I’m just rating the app. I have several other language learning apps and they have videos and PDFs etc. They don’t take forever to download and whatever topic I download always matches the content. So, this is so odd that this app does this. Por favor arreglarla.

Update: They got back to me and said they will fix it. And apparently not all have this problem. So, if you have tried their free content and it’s working on your device, don’t hesitate to purchase this.

Developer Response ,

Download and install the latest version of the app, it will address the issue with your particular phone :).

App Privacy

The developer, Eldon Mirjah, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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