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Days of the Week and Months of the Year in 7 Languages

The app Days and Months was approved on Monday but I decided to experiment with postponing the release day. I chose Saturday, because the most successful starts of my apps happened on this weekend day.

Its quiz mechanics generally follows the Learn Numerals app. However, both Days and Months modes are open from the beginning.

The English description of the game is the following:

Today you’ll learn the names of all 7 days of the week and all 12 months of the year in 7 important languages. Please choose the learning method that suits you the best.

* Tables
* Flashcards
* Quizzes

– Spanish
– French
– German
– Italian
– Portuguese
– Russian
– English!

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One problem that I didn’t have with numerals was how to ask the question on the user’s language. How do you ask an American to translate “Monday” from English to English? It sounds like a stupid thing to do. So for the user’s own language, I change the names of days and months to their order: 2nd day, 9th month. And preparing this app, I learned a lot of things about the calendar. It seems that the US is a rare place where the week starts on Sunday. The standard now is to start it with Monday.

The icon is a fragment of the Aztec compass. But it was also a calendar, so it is relevant to the app.

3. Acknowledgements:
icons for buttons were downloaded from iconmonstr or were created with Font Awesome.

Thanks!

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