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The key? A natural approach to learning real-life language. Jump in and give it a go!

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Why learn with Memrise?

We know it’s impossible to learn a language unless you can master these 3 key skills.  

1. Basic translation of words and phrases 

2. Understanding them when they’re used in real-life situations

3. Being understood by other people

Translation is the easy part and many products do this well, but our method is the only one that’ll help you master all three.

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Step 1 - Basic translation

The first step, of course, is to learn some words and phrases! We help you embed translations in your memory like other ‘flash card’ products do (but our way of doing it is faster and way more fun!)

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Step 2 - Build your understanding of real-life situations

Here’s what makes us different - we immerse you in videos where you’ll hear words from native speakers like you’d experience out in the real world. We’re guessing you’re not going to meet many robots in real life, so unlike other apps, you won’t find any robotic voices in ours. You’ll learn from real people with real accents, and they’ll teach what you actually need to know. 

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Step 3 - Be understood

We’ll get you speaking from day one, giving you non-judgmental feedback so people will understand what you’re trying to say.  We’ll teach you real world language too so you won’t sound like an out of date textbook.  

So what are you waiting for? We’re a community of over 50 million language lovers. Jump in and join us!

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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.

FR

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.

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¡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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

We’ve got the love

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

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Amazing!! Honestly the best app I have tried for learning practical phrases that are used and spoken in real daily life! So helpful to hear it word for word and by locals, lots of repetition to help it stick.

Georgie Mortimer
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I love the video part of this, the amount of repetition and the fun, useful language.

Cath Magnoni
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The fun, the care, the humor, and honesty of the videos really does bring a smile.

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Best app ever I can now almost speak Italian fluently grazie to Memrise.

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Best language learning app 👌 I learned hiragana script in 3 days with only 45 min each day :)

Biswadeep Bhowal
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Fun app, different approach compared to other language apps.

Dave Guzman

What are others saying about us?

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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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Conde Nast Traveler

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

Conde Nast Traveler

Don’t miss out!

Join a community of over 50 million language lovers who are already learning fast and having fun with Memrise.

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Fit more learning into your day

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.