100 English Nouns is another simple app about words that I created following the relative success of English Irregular Verbs. It took some time to choose the topic, and I chose the most basic set of words I could imagine. These are not the most frequent words of English language (“the”, “is”, “it” – it’s hard to find an interesting questions about them), so I limit myself to nouns only and I found that there is no one authoritative list of English words in order of their frequency. Finally, I combined several of such lists and substituted some common but too abstract nouns to well-known words such as “cat”, “stone”.
The English description of the game is the following:
This app is for everyone! Learn 100 most frequently used English nouns. The app has 3 modes:
* guess the word from its definition
* translate the word from Spanish
* flashcards: word – definition – Spanish translation
The first mode is the same in all languages: guess an English noun from its definition in English. The second mode is to translate a foreign noun into English. If the user’s language is already English or it is a language I don’t localize into, the second mode is translations of Spanish words since Spanish is the most popular foreign language in the US.