Does SpanishDict offer a step-by-step Spanish course?
SpanishDict does not offer structured Spanish courses but, rather, provides a wide variety of à la carte resources that you can pick and choose from to supplement other courses or use as an ongoing reference tool if you already have knowledge of the language.
If you're looking for a course that guides you through learning grammar and vocabulary in a step-by-step fashion, please check out our Fluencia program.
How to navigate through the resources on SpanishDict
To access our dictionary and translators, type a word/phrase/sentence into the search box on the home page of SpanishDict.com or the SpanishDict app. If we have a match for your query in our dictionary, you'll be directed to a dictionary page that contains numbered translations with corresponding example sentences. If we cannot find an original dictionary entry for your query, you'll be routed to a translation page where you can compare the results of three different computer translation services. If you're in our app for iOS or Android, you might be prompted to tap a button to search for the word on our website, which has a larger available database than the app, due to differences in storage limitations.
If you searched for a verb, you'll see a conjugation tab on the page that you can click to view all conjugations. We offer both Spanish and English verb conjugations, so you may need to click on a link at the top of the conjugation page that says "View the conjugation for..." to switch the language of the conjugation charts.
When available, you'll see an Examples tab that contains more sentences beyond what the Dictionary tab shows and a Phrases tab that shows the word used in the context of common phrases. If you're in the app and the page has many tabs, you can scroll them to the left to reveal the hidden options.
We offer a Thesaurus tab on many dictionary entries on our website that shows synonyms and antonyms for the word you searched for. This feature is not available in the app.
You can access native speaker video pronunciations and phonetic transcriptions by clicking the speaker icon next to a word at the top of a dictionary page or clicking the pronunciation tab.
The Vocabulary section in the menu of the website and app offers curated word lists, including our "big lists" of 1,000 words/phrases that are available at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. You can also create your own lists. (See the Vocabulary section in our Help Center for help with making and editing lists.) You can then take practice quizzes on those word lists, either by speaking your answers, writing your answers, or doing multiple choice. You can change the input method by starting a quiz, tapping on the gear icon in the top right corner of the page, and then selecting your desired input method and exiting out of that menu to continue with the quiz.
The Grammar section contains interactive video-based lessons and practice activities, as well as in-depth explanatory articles. To access the video lessons, click on a topic in the "Popular Topics" section. You can also use the search bar on the Grammar page to find a specific topic in one of our explanatory articles. We continue to add new lessons to that section on a regular basis at a variety of difficulty levels. The lessons include both grammar explanations and videos of native speakers that test your grammar understanding in combination with your listening and reading comprehension skills.