Build your Spanish from the ground up, using Brainscape's revolutionary Intelligent Cumulative Exposure study methodology. No matter what level you're starting at, these 1,300+ sentences, audio recordings, and grammatical explanations will boost your skills faster than you can say "¡Diós mío!"
While most other web & mobile Spanish study tools are either dictionaries, translation tools, simple vocab flashcards, or games, Brainscape's Spanish Sentence Builder is a complete, well-organized curriculum that introduces and repeats over 1,300 key concepts in a pattern customized to your brain. It's like having a personal tutor guiding you through the language from the word ‘hello' to more complex ideas.
Spanish Sentence Builder was created by Brainscape's team of linguists & educators, who spent over a year studying language corpora, ordering the curriculum in progressing levels of difficulty, and annotating each smart flashcard. In turn, Brainscape's computer scientists have spent nearly three years tweaking its machine learning algorithm to allow the curriculum to adapt to your own pace of learning. The result is a new type of learning experience that truly optimizes your learning.
Brainscape Spanish works in three simple, repetitive steps:
(1) Brainscape asks you to translate a particular sentence (e.g. "I have two siblings") into Spanish – where the single underlined word is the only concept that has not yet been introduced in previous flashcards.
(2) Brainscape reveals the correct translation (Tengo dos hermanos) on the back of the flashcard, and explains or annotates the new concept in smaller text. (e.g. "Although the word hermano usually means ‘brother' when singular, the plural hermanos could mean either ‘two brothers' or ‘a brother and a sister'.)
(3) Brainscape asks you, on a scale of 1-5, "How well did you know this?" which determines how soon that flashcard will be repeated. Cards rated a 1 would repeat often until you report a higher level of confidence, while 5's are very rarely repeated.
The process continues to repeat one card at-a-time (with AUDIO accompaniment), at gradually increasingly levels of complexity, with previous cards being repeated on an as-needed basis, according to Brainscape's machine learning algorithm. When combined with Brainscape's Spanish vocabulary and Spanish Verbs product (sold separately or as a package), Sentence Builder is truly the ONLY Spanish study tool you will ever need.
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Learn the basic functioning of nouns, adjectives, articles, pronouns, gender, and the verb SER ("to be").
Regular -ar, -er, and -ir verbs in the present tense
Numbers, school, and the present tense of the verb IR ("to go")
Adjectives to describe physical and mental state, and the common verb ESTAR
The present progressive verb tense, common prepositions to describe location, and relationship
Possessive adjectives and pronouns, diminutives, family relationships, and the common verb TENER ("to have")
Common irregular verbs in the present tense
More irregular present tense verbs, with focus on the common verbs HACER ("to do/make"), DECIR ("to say"), VENIR ("to come"), and OIR ("to hear")
Weather, comparatives, and more usage of the verb HACER ("to do/make")
The immediate future tense and some useful vocabulary to describe foods and restaurant activities
The prepositions POR vs PARA and some more restaurant vocabulary
Telling time, days, months, and ordinal numbers
The preterite (past) verb tense, "here" and "there" recap, and demonstrative adjectives
Direct and indirect objects, reflexive verbs, and body parts
The imperfect (past) verb tense, and the verb ACABAR ("to have just")
GUSTAR ("to like") and similar verbs, clothing, colors, and other key vocabulary
Common verbs irregular in the preterite (past) tense
The imperative verb tense, transportation, and directions
A quick introduction to the conditional and present perfect verb tenses.