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Learn French as it’s really spoken in France.

Forget textbooks. Choose one of our French courses to start learning how to order food at the restaurant, get top tips from locals, and strike up a friendly chat while you enjoy an apéritif at the terrace of a charming bistro, just like the French do.

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Hallo

Learn German as it’s really spoken in Germany.

Forget textbooks. Choose one of our German courses to start learning how to order a beer, find your way to the best döner kebab in town, strike up a chat while waiting in line to get into a club or complain about work just like the Germans do.

DE

¡Buenas!

Learn Spanish as it’s really spoken in Spain.

Forget textbooks. Choose one of our Spanish courses to start learning how to order tapas, get top tips from locals, make new friends and chat away with them while you enjoy the simple pleasures of life like a Spaniard does.

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Ciao

Learn Italian as it’s really spoken in Italy.

Forget textbooks. Choose one of our Italian courses to start learning how to order a cappuccino at the "bar", discover Rome without getting lost in the alleyways, strike up a friendly chat or talk about politics just like the Italians do.

IT

やっほー!

Learn Japanese that WOWs the locals in Tokyo.

Forget textbooks. Choose one of our Japanese courses to start learning how to order ramen, get around in Harajuku fashion street, strike up a friendly chat on the bullet train, watch anime without subtitles or get into business talk to set up your restaurant in Tokyo... just like the locals do.

JP

안녕!

Learn Korean as it's spoken on the streets of Seoul.

Forget textbooks. Choose one of our Korean courses to start learning how to order at a Korean bar, understand the words to the latest K-pop song, or strike up a chat in the Hongdae area, just like the locals do.

KO

Cześć!

Learn Polish as it's really spoken in Warsaw or Krakow.

Forget textbooks. Choose one of our Polish courses to start learning how to order pierogi, find your way to the nearest pub, strike up a chat without getting suspicious looks, make new friends and complain about politics just like a Polish local does.

PL

Olá!

Learn Portuguese as it’s really spoken in Brazil.

Forget textbooks. Choose one of our Brazilian Portuguese courses to start learning how to order a Feijoada at the restaurant, get top tips from locals about Rio or Sao Paulo, and strike up a friendly chat while you enjoy a Caipirinha at the terrace of a typical "boteco", just like the locals do.

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Привет

Learn Russian as it’s really spoken now in Russia.

Forget textbooks. Choose one of our Russian courses to start learning how to greet people, get around, strike up a chat and become friends over a shot or two, just like a native Russian does.

RU

Selam!

Learn Turkish as it’s really spoken in Turkey.

Forget textbooks. Choose one of our Turkish courses to start learning how to order kebab and baklava, go shopping to buy handmade carpets in Grand Bazaar, strike up a friendly chat while you enjoy your Turkish coffee and delight, or get into business talk and bargain just like a Turkish local does.

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嗨!

Learn Mandarin as it’s really spoken in Beijing.

Forget textbooks. Choose one of our Simplified Chinese courses to start learning how to order food, get around, strike up a friendly chat or get into business talk just like a Chinese local does.

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Why learn with Memrise?

Because we know. You probably tried learning a new language before. It was hard or boring...or both. You know what’s weird, though? We’ve ALL learned a language once! Sure, it took a bit of time, but all good things in life do.

That’s why we created a 3-step approach to learning that helps you acquire a new language like you did the first time around: naturally. 

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Learn real-life words and phrases with help from our super-smart learning engine.

It adapts your lessons to your individual needs, which keeps boredom away so you stay motivated and learn faster. Language goals? Nailed.

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Immerse yourself. Build your ability to actually understand a new language in real-world contexts.

With thousands of naturally-voiced audio and video clips you’ll watch, listen and learn from real locals - no computerised audio here!

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Gain the confidence to speak. The ultimate goal is being understood in your new language, right?

With us, it’s about jumping in and giving it a go without worrying about being accurate. So we won’t give you grammar lessons from the get-go. That’s what probably scared you away when you last tried...

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Have fun and learn fast

A smart learning engine

You probably tried learning a new language before and gave up. It doesn’t feel easy, we get it! Our smart learning engine adapts to every individual learner creating a learning path that has just the right level of challenge, so you stay motivated and make progress faster.

Learn with locals

We bring the context of the outside world into your lessons with video clips of real native speakers. Listening to lots of different speaking styles and real accents helps you naturally build your ability to understand the nuances and beauty of another language.

No grammar rules

You read it right. When it comes to speaking a language it’s more important to have the confidence to speak and be understood than worrying about accuracy. Studies show that traditional school methods for teaching grammar can actually slow your progress down, so we’ve put them on the backbench.

And so much more...

To help our learning engine personalise your learning experience even more and keep you motivated, you can also set daily goals and learning reminders, as well as join leaderboards to compete against other learners.

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Trusted by millions of learners around the world, here’s how they’re learning fast and having fun with Memrise.

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"Best App - Google Play Awards 2017"

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

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"Memrise’s learning tools help you to pick up tone, pronunciation, and cadence.”

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Any little bit of spare time is an opportunity for progress. Download the app to learn wherever you are. Little sprints help you reach your language goals fast.