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Memrise: Fun Language Learning

Save the Alliance and learn a new language

Language learning isn't fun for everyone, but that might be because of how it's presented

Memrise: Fun Language Learning

by Memrise
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A unique spin on learning languages
Memrise: Fun Language Learning
Memrise: Fun Language Learning
FREE in the App Store

Language learning isn't fun for everyone, but that might be because of how it's presented. Here's an app that turns the process into a game.

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A unique spin on learning languages. Memrise turns language learning into a game. Your goal is to train to take on a tyrant species bent on forcing uniformity on the world. You prepare for battle by learning new languages.

A unique spin on learning languages
Your first lesson

Your first lesson. In your first lesson, you'll learn some basic greetings and phrases. They're played and displayed, so you learn to recognize them and hear them.

Goals and memorization. You have daily goals, both for learning and mastering new words. You'll be asked to recognize them spoken and in writing, as well as spell them.

Goals and memorization
A battle plan for language learning

A battle plan for language learning. The first class is your battle plan, and you can continue beyond that once you've finished the lesson plan for the introduction to your new language.

What is it about?

With the Memrise: Learn Languages app, you can choose from a wide range of languages including French, Spanish, German, Chinese, and Italian. In the introduction, you learn about a tyrant force that wants to overthrow the Alliance and enforce uniformity throughout the galaxy.

For those who...

  • Want to learn a new language
  • Like their education to be game-like

Not for those who...

  • Don't care about learning new languages
  • Would rather just use rote memorization instead of a fun way to learn

Why we love it

Memrise has a great selection of languages to choose from. In total, here are 77 languages you can choose from, ranging from Afrikaans to Zulu (and plenty in between). I decided to take on Japanese and Polish. You begin with simple phrases like hello, yes, no, please, and thank you. From there, you'll move on to other essential phrases. The topics include general greetings and responses, emotions, food, places and things, and handy phrases. While the Memrise app is free, it does have its limitations. You can only complete so many topics before the recruits get tired and go to sleep. Then you have to wait a few hours to continue your language-learning journey. If you want a more personalized learning experience, you can purchase Memrise Pro to get native speakers helping you learn, the ability to target difficult words so you'll always remember them, and a speed review game mode to hone your reflexes. The only real problem with this app is that it asks you to spell words without focusing at all on the alphabet. Understanding why a word is spelled the way it is can make a huge difference in learning that spelling, especially for languages that use diacritics (accent marks and so forth) in their alphabet.

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App Details

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Last updated
June 16, 2021
Release date
May 20, 2013
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Memrise is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • $8.99

    Memrise Pro

  • $18.99

    Memrise Pro

  • $29.99

    Memrise Pro

  • $59.99

    Memrise Pro

  • $45.99

    Memrise Pro Offer

  • $99.99

    Lifetime Plan.

App Store Description

Join over 50 million people already using Memrise to learn as fast as humanly possible - while having fun!

Learn Spanish (Mexican and European), French, German, Japanese (Kanji), Italian, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Polish, Turkish, Danish, English and Yoruba. Icelandic, Mongolian, Slovenian also available for UK English speakers.

Memrise is for real. Real language, real people, real accents. We help you get ready for the real world, wherever that may be for you - connecting with friends and family over Zoom, getting ready for travel, upskilling for your career or learning during your free time. Our language learning courses have all the phrases people use in their everyday lives. You learn with video and audio clips of real native speakers.

Why learn a language with Memrise? We're the only app that's built to help you master the three key skills that will get you from language learning to language speaking:

1. Know the translation of words and phrases
2. Understand them when they're used in real-life situations
3. Be able to chat with other people

There are many apps that do the translation bit, but only Memrise gets you to nail all three. Imagine learning how to say 'ça va!' in French but not having a clue what is said back to you. Or not being able to find the words to express how much you loved your dinner in a Portuguese restaurant. It's impossible to say you've really learned a language until really master those three skills.

Try it for yourself, the first lesson is free. Once you get going, upgrade to a Pro Plan to unlock all our language courses. That's right! One Pro Plan, all languages. You'll also unlock Offline mode, so you can learn wherever you are, even without data or WiFi.

Whether you’re looking to learn Spanish phrases, learn Japanese characters, learn French pronunciation or just start learning a new language with a language learning app, Memrise is here to help you get you language ready for the real world. Try any of our 20+ languages.

In the press:

“Best [app] for learning to speak casually in a new language.” —CNET

“Memrise’s learning tools help you to pick up tone, pronunciation, and cadence.” —Conde Nast Traveler

From our language learners:

“This has to be the best learning experience ever. Full immersion into language including spelling, sentences, etc but done with easy understanding. You will learn words and sentences that you will actually use every day. Tried many others and this is simply the best.” - Rob T.

“I've tried lots of apps and methods over the years and this is the best method of learning vocabulary quickly” - Josh

Download the Memrise language learning app today, the best app to learn Spanish Mexican, Spanish European, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese Brazilian, Portuguese European, Russian, Arabic, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Polish, Turkish, Danish, English and Yoruba fast.


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