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English Proverbs

My new app English Proverbs would improve your knowledge of English language. From several sources, I wisely chose 200 the most important proverbs that can be converted to a “guess the missing word game”. Some proverbs were not included because they looked politically incorrect or too violent for me.

The English description of the game is the following:

Guess the missing word in 200 English proverbs and idioms:
* Spell the missing word quizzes (easy and hard)
* Multiple-choice quizzes (also easy and hard)
* Flashcards to browse all 200 proverbs

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Try the multiple-choice mode: often it suggests very funny answers.

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

The pictures of an egg and a chicken are from Openclipart – a collection of various illustrations in public domain.

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100 English Nouns

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

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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.

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

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