WordCaptain is a smart and intuitive app that will improve your understanding of words and the meaning within a context. It’s also ideal for those who speak English as a second language and simply need to brush up on the difficult nuances of the English language and how it uses words in many different contexts.
WordCaptain supports some 22 dictionaries – that is you give it a word to look up and you can find the word (and how it’s pronounced) in 22 different languages. All the major languages are featured including Spanish, French, Italian and German. Moreover, you’ll find some languages rarely used in some parts of Europe and North America like Arabic, Chinese and Punjabi.
I found I could look up new words in an instant simply by looking up through the built-in browser, whilst I was reading text from another website. Indeed, I was busy reading a news article on the economic crisis in China’s stock market. I needed to know about a word used in the article, namely “institutions” and was able to discover the context in which the word was used and how it is pronounced.
WordCaptain lets you test all your skills in language – that is it doesn’t simply just show you the word, it lets you read it, listen to it, write it and speak it. This allowed me to master the word and pronounce it correctly.
You can also build your reading habits by having the app provide you with reading materials and reminders. I also liked the way I could learn new words (some of which I knew and others I’d never heard of) via the flashcards.
The app lets you look up any unfamiliar world in 22 dictionaries. How many times have you been reading a book, checking out a news article or reading a magazine piece online, only to stop and stare at a word that you just don’t know its meaning.
Perhaps you may have come across and read a word and said to yourself, “I know that word, I have heard it before but how does it fit into that sentence – in which context does the word have meaning?” WordCaptain can sort out how the word sounds (or should sound) to your ear, how it is written and what it looks like when translated to another language.
I found the app highly educational and helped to improve knowledge of those niggly words you just don’t know.