- Publisher: Visual Education Assn (October 1, 1997)
- Language: Spanish
- ISBN-10: 1556370040
- ISBN-13: 978-1556370045
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 3.9 x 1.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review:
I was excited to find this product and ordered two different Spanish card sets
at the same time. It was fustrating for me to even hold the little "cards"
because I thought I would damage the paper. I did not like to work with them and
shelved them a couple of years ago. Then I started taking Chinese the past year,
bought a set with Chinese characters, and then remembered why I didn't use the
Spanish sets. Very good idea, but on flimsy paper/cards.
Plentys of cards, the most for your buck & very simple to use.
Well, these are clearly not what I thought they would be. I thought they would
be flash cards but there very small pieces of heavy paper 1 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches.
They are Spanish on one side and English on the other as you might expect. It's
nice that one side, the Spanish side, is black text, and the English side is
blue text. However, the card numbers only correspond to the alphabetical
arrangement of the Spanish side. So if you want to know the Spanish word for
something specific, you're out of luck unless you turn the cards over to the
English side, arrange them alphabetically, cross out the number that corresponds
with the Spanish side and renumber them yourself, which is what I did. It would
have been nice if they were arranged so that the English side had numbers that
could be used to quickly arrange the cards alphabetically by the English
There is a sort of glossary that you can use to look up the English words and
find the card that they are on, but the text is really, really, small and
difficult to see and very inconvenient for looking up multiple words.
I think these are better than nothing as I use software to try and learn Spanish
on my own, but there is a lot of room for improvement of this product starting
with the size of the cards and the addition of a dual numbering system.
I like flashcards to be simple so that I can just go through a stack of them
quickly when I have a little spare time. Some of the cards have far too much
information on them. Also, the small size makes them difficult to handle.
These cards enable my wife and I to learn Spanish interactively. I recognize
more and more words each day.
These are by for the best value for Spanish/English flash cards I have found.
Price is very reasonable for the box of 1000 cards. Many of them not only
contain the word, but also word groups commonly used. I am using these to
increase my Spanish vocabulary, and I got a second box for a friend who is
learning English. An excellent buy! Estas cartas son muy bien.
These cards are suitable for advanced Spanish students only. They are very
comprehensive, great for extensive revision and I will use them when I've
learned a little more. Good value for money, but if you are a beginner - buy the
Pimsleur Comprehensive CDs and get on with it!
These are perfect to carry with you. Use them when you have a minute or two of
time that would otherwise be lost. Using them out of the box, I didn't like
starting at "A" and working through 1000 cards to "Z". To make the cards more
advantageous for carrying, and to include the entire alphabet in one carryable
group of cards, I split the cards into 20 groups of 50. Not 20 cards into one
group, then 20 into another. But, one card at a time per group, sequentially.
This distributed some "A"s into each group. Some "B" words, etc. I put each
group into a small envelope I cut down to be just large enough to hold the
cards. I numbered the envelopes 1 to 20. I can grab a packet of 50 cards, carry
them with me, study them as I have 1-3 minutes here or there. I can grab another
packet another day. Always different words. And always an even distribution
across the alphabet.
I used these 1,000 cards in conjunction with a self-instructed course (Living
Language's Ultimate Spanish); the cards proved extremely useful. I find that
flash cards, in general, help memorization; they can be used during travel or
The only drawback -- and given the excellent nature of the cards this is a small
drawback -- is that the verb cards do not offer complete conjugations for
irregular verbs. They omit some irregular parts.
An excellent 75-page booklet accompanies the cards. It lists the cards in groups
(verbs, nouns, etc.) in both English and Spanish.