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Fun & Fast Language Learning App

Fun & Fast Language Learning App

Memrise

Learn Spanish, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Russian & 17 more languages

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  • Best Learning App!!! Jun 7, 2019

    By StingraeC
    Memrise is really good! It has similar learning styles with other apps, the flash card style memorization, but it also has audio and the “robots” saying the words sound very human, they are male and female voices so you can catch some of the nuances of each. One of the best features is it has video of natives saying the words. You can keep repeating the video until you have really understood the words. This helped immensely in my Japanese lessons. The interface is really good too, easy to use, intuitive for practicing specific things, you can focus on just listening, spelling/writing/reading even your own pronunciation. They recently added video of writing the hiragana and katakana. Now I can see the stroke order, and practice reading people’s handwriting and have more ideas of what it’s gonna look like on a billboard or sign here in Japan. I’m really really pleased with this app. Oh, and to top it off, you can download the lessons so they will be available offline. I really can study anywhere. I thought 60$ for the year was reasonably priced, but I was bummed I didn’t see the 100$ unlimited, I think I would have liked to have bought that instead. This app beats the others, in my opinion by a long shot. You have to download all the free ones and practice each just to get a similar well roundedness that Memrise has, and then you still won’t get the most useful feature, the videos. I would recommend it to everyone trying to learn Japanese!!! Go Memrise!!!
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  • Jan 21, 2021

    By Rick Ibbott
    Getting older now so I want to learn a difficult language, even if only basics, as a way to excercise my brain. I think I prefer this to other methods (apps) due to the way the app works. There's a lot of reinforcement that goes on, it also picks up where I am weak and works on that, which is great imo. I also prefer the video clip approach the app uses. Subbed for a year, I'll see where that leads. すごい!
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  • Choose this one Jan 14, 2019

    By Carettasam
    I have downloaded and tried all the Spanish apps and this one is by far the best. There are several things I like about it: 1) It has lots of repetition and review of previous lessons, which is really what you need to learn a language. I have taken a Spanish class and used apps and they want to move you along so fast that you forget what you learned before. 2) The quality of the videos with local people is better and holds your attention more than any of the other apps, and gives you multiple different dialects to hear and the body language that goes along with it. This is probably the most natural way to learn other than actually being with people speaking Spanish. 3) They give you the basic meaning translation and the literal translation which I really appreciate. Even Spanish textbooks will not do this which I find frustrating. They want you to memorize the meaning without actually understanding the words you are saying. I feel if you want to understand a language you need to know exactly what you are saying. Thank you! Nobody elae does this. 4) The subscription fee is reasonable, and they don’t constantly harass you. They give you a good sample before they ask you to subscribe. There are lots of other apps that charge more and are way less quality. I am really happy I found this one.
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  • Jan 24, 2021

    By Sheldon Thornton
    Love! Haven't tried the other apps just dove straight into the paid version of this app, and am really beginning to understand, enough to pick out bits of conversation in public and at least get a jist of what some of the Latino stations talk about. I took a little in high-school which seems to help a little but this app is actually teaching me how to not only speak but read and write at the same time. Amazingly well done!
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  • Please make other options available Jan 8, 2019

    By Aley.MG>Apple
    I am a new 18 year old college student and wanted to be able to learn new languages on my own time and this app looked promising. For the most part it is. I can say that i have learned some helpful words and romanization for the words, however, as amazing as this app is I find it incredibly frustrating that I cannot proceed without paying absurd amounts of money per month. I signed up for a free trial which in my opinion should mean that i have free reign of the app for the duration of a week. Unfortunately I am only able to take the first lessen, everything else is locked and if I wish to move on an add pops up on my screen to pay for the pro version. I understand that it is a way for the makers to get paid for the app but if the app is free then I should be able to believe that it will stay free. As an educational app that I know many people are using for their own benefit and growth there should be a way for individuals to use the app without having to pay so much. Even if that means that they can only do a lesson each day at least they can proceed to learn, and if they want to do more like an entire section then they could pay a small fee around about 5 to 10 dollars. I just find it slightly unfair that this app is shown as a free learning app and after being on it for 10 minutes it wants you to pay 20, 30, 50 dollars. The app is great but that main factor is what makes me dislike it immensely.
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  • Jan 16, 2021

    By Mitchell Pratt
    The app was free & easy until I opened it. 1st I wanted cost. I guess I need to subscribe for the amount. I search price & was directed to type. I search mbrship price & cancelation process pops up. My guess, I must subscribe before cost is revealed. Truth can't be avoided just delayed. You misdirected me more than once made me feel like I was stupid and doing something wrong. You took advantage of my trust by avoiding truth. Why should anyone trust you? the internet is full of theives like this
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  • It’s okay Nov 20, 2020

    By memejdjsowief
    I really like it but they should make a plan that’s free and you have to watch ads and maybe earn hearts like duolingo so we can learn but not have to pay because some people can’t afford this stuff. I am okay with watching ads and stuff but come on? You couldn’t make a free plan that offers stuff but you have to watch ads. I think there should be a paid one and an unpaid one. Like unpaid should be ads, a limited amount of hearts and you have to wait a little bit to regenerate them or you can watch 2 ads for 2 hearts like duolingo but you might wanna change it up a bit. Then maybe the premium should be a plan you pay for with no ads, unlimited hearts, and everything unlocked. This is just my opinion because some people cannot pay for this stuff because they have to pay for school or other stuff. But other than than I think this is a way better app then all the other ones that I have ever tried to learn another language and that’s really the only flaw that you only get a small trial and then your forced to pay for it and don’t even get a choice with ads or anything. The design and the way they teach the languages thought are on point and I think the progress that people make on here is so good and better than any other app. I would definitely use this if it had a free version with ads.
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  • Very beginner (Japanese) Feb 15, 2019

    By Migroschrott
    First impression when signing in and picking your language (Japanese in my case), I get two options: Basic & Advanced. I picked advanced since I’m at a N4-N3 level which is approaching intermediate, not advanced, but definitely not basic. Once selected, it directly takes you into a lesson without explaining what you’re going to learn. The first screen presents you with a vocabulary word and sounds fully turned on despite my volume rocker being turned off. Bad UX behavior, respect the users settings. That’s the second bad impression. In addition, the vocab presented is romanized spelling. I’d let it go if it was in Hiragana/Katakana without the Kanji but if you can’t read Hiragana/Katakana, you’re still at a very basic level, nowhere near advanced. Needless to say, I exited out of the course because that’s not doing anything for me. Then looking at the course outline you see in the overview, this whole course looks to be extremely beginner oriented. This won’t even get you to N5 level. So if you intend to learn Japanese and it’s your first exposure to it, maybe this app is ok. I can’t really tell because it’s too basic for me. If you’re looking for anything more advanced, the Japanese course is not for you. It would be helpful if they declared upfront the level of education you could expect.
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  • Arabic lacking greatly Oct 30, 2018

    By MateoL
    I was enjoying the alphabet lessons, and felt progress and motivation, so I paid for a year subscription. But the problem started when the completion of the alphabet lessons led me directly to vocabulary such as thank you, good morning, etc., with no lessons on actually reading chunks (morphemes) of letter combinations. At this point I’m only surviving in the vocabulary section by memorizing what shape words look like, without knowing how the words actually phonetically read out. I have learned to read and write Mandarin, so I’m experienced enough to identify a bad program when I see one. Since each Arabic letter has 3 forms (initial, medial, final), it’s too much of a leap to go straight into vocabulary without some phonetics lessons. A bridge needs to be built to solve the lessons’ poor transition from alphabet to vocabulary words. The Arabic alphabet is an abjad, meaning many vowels aren’t actually written. The program made no attempt to introduce and teach this. While in the alphabet section, the app asked me how I would rate Memrise in terms of grammar instruction. This survey question belongs in the grammar section, not in the alphabet section where I haven’t even had exposure to grammar yet. Whatever is available in the Pro upgraded version can’t make up for a poor foundation. I’m going to apply for a refund.
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  • Useful review, NO LONGER FREE. Mar 15, 2019

    By LanguageLearnerEnthusiast
    I’m only writing this review because of recent events. Normally I wouldn’t write a review if an app was good or bad. When I first got this app, I had the intention of learning Japanese. Then I switched to Korean. I really enjoyed this app for the learning process. This would help you learn common phrases. This app was amazing compared to others and especially duolingo. I was satisfied with what was provided. This app would always ask “On a scale from 1-10, how would you recommend this app to your friends?” I would always put 10, because I really thought they would enjoy it and find it helpful. Recently I recommended this app to a friend. She really enjoyed it and found it useful. When she wanted to move on to the next lesson, she was bombarded with ads to purchase plans. So she deleted the app. Now she got the app again, thinking it was just an apparent bug, and was fixed. She comes to find that you completely need to purchase a plan, unlike before. THIS IS ONLY FOR NEW USERS. Which is completely unfair. We got this app because classes are expensive and other apps aren’t as helpful. If we wanted to purchase plans, we could have just gotten Rosetta Stone.
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  1. Encompasses all vital elements of language learning in one place & presents it as a fun game that feels satisfying & rewarding
  2. Over 30,000 easy-to-understand native speaker videos allow full immersion into the language. Record & compare your pronunciation
  3. Use interactive chatbots to test your knowledge & create a fluent, natural speaking flow

Reviewed by Laura S on December 27, 2017

  • Best Learning App!!! Jun 7, 2019

    By StingraeC
    Memrise is really good! It has similar learning styles with other apps, the flash card style memorization, but it also has audio and the “robots” saying the words sound very human, they are male and female voices so you can catch some of the nuances of each. One of the best features is it has video of natives saying the words. You can keep repeating the video until you have really understood the words. This helped immensely in my Japanese lessons. The interface is really good too, easy to use, intuitive for practicing specific things, you can focus on just listening, spelling/writing/reading even your own pronunciation. They recently added video of writing the hiragana and katakana. Now I can see the stroke order, and practice reading people’s handwriting and have more ideas of what it’s gonna look like on a billboard or sign here in Japan. I’m really really pleased with this app. Oh, and to top it off, you can download the lessons so they will be available offline. I really can study anywhere. I thought 60$ for the year was reasonably priced, but I was bummed I didn’t see the 100$ unlimited, I think I would have liked to have bought that instead. This app beats the others, in my opinion by a long shot. You have to download all the free ones and practice each just to get a similar well roundedness that Memrise has, and then you still won’t get the most useful feature, the videos. I would recommend it to everyone trying to learn Japanese!!! Go Memrise!!!
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  • Jan 21, 2021

    By Rick Ibbott
    Getting older now so I want to learn a difficult language, even if only basics, as a way to excercise my brain. I think I prefer this to other methods (apps) due to the way the app works. There's a lot of reinforcement that goes on, it also picks up where I am weak and works on that, which is great imo. I also prefer the video clip approach the app uses. Subbed for a year, I'll see where that leads. すごい!
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  • Choose this one Jan 14, 2019

    By Carettasam
    I have downloaded and tried all the Spanish apps and this one is by far the best. There are several things I like about it: 1) It has lots of repetition and review of previous lessons, which is really what you need to learn a language. I have taken a Spanish class and used apps and they want to move you along so fast that you forget what you learned before. 2) The quality of the videos with local people is better and holds your attention more than any of the other apps, and gives you multiple different dialects to hear and the body language that goes along with it. This is probably the most natural way to learn other than actually being with people speaking Spanish. 3) They give you the basic meaning translation and the literal translation which I really appreciate. Even Spanish textbooks will not do this which I find frustrating. They want you to memorize the meaning without actually understanding the words you are saying. I feel if you want to understand a language you need to know exactly what you are saying. Thank you! Nobody elae does this. 4) The subscription fee is reasonable, and they don’t constantly harass you. They give you a good sample before they ask you to subscribe. There are lots of other apps that charge more and are way less quality. I am really happy I found this one.
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  • Jan 24, 2021

    By Sheldon Thornton
    Love! Haven't tried the other apps just dove straight into the paid version of this app, and am really beginning to understand, enough to pick out bits of conversation in public and at least get a jist of what some of the Latino stations talk about. I took a little in high-school which seems to help a little but this app is actually teaching me how to not only speak but read and write at the same time. Amazingly well done!
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  • Jan 22, 2021

    By Chris C
    Having tried a lot of other language learning courses this is a refreshing change. I love how they chunk down the most important words and sentences, encouraging repetition of difficult words, and the variety available with the memorise courses plus the huge user generated additional courses means there are lots of choice and options to learn more. The one think I wish there was more of is variety in terms of the exercise types, for ex more audio, video and image based exercises would be great.
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  • amazing! but i have one issue Jul 11, 2020

    By antidjess
    i love this app so much!! i’ve had it for about 20 hours and i was getting excited to do my next session of learning korean. unfortunately, i can’t proceed because it wants me to pay. just when i found the PERFECT app to learn a language with, it turns out it isn’t actually perfect. i unfortunately cannot pay because i don’t have any money because i’m a minor. i love absolutely love to keep learning with this app, but now i can’t. i would love for this app to be just free with ads with the choice of paying for extra features, but now i’m completely blocked from learning a language that i’ve wanted to learn for years. i’ve tried to learn korean multiple times with many apps and this app actually seems like it’s perfect for me, but now i can’t use it anymore. i understand that’s how you make money, but ads are also a way to make money, so why not just do that instead and leave people the option of they want to pay for extra features? let’s say maybe you can only learn a certain amount every day, but if you pay, you can learn as much as you want. see? that would be so much better. i’m actually so sad now that i can’t use this app anymore because it’s so good and i’ve never started to learn a language this fast on my own with an app. i hope you can maybe fix this so i can keep going!!
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  • Great Japanese Course—But No Katakana? Aug 5, 2020

    By Devi Chan~~~
    When it was on sale I purchased a year-long subscription to the app and I’ve been really happy with it so far! It has a lot of great features and is intuitive to use but there are a few things I’ve been wondering about. I majored in Japanese in college so using the Japanese II course in the app has been mostly review, which is fine, and I’m excited to get to Japanese III to see more new material, but so far the app has included no usage of katakana, and has only been teaching kanji separate from the vocab and grammar taught in the app. Ultimately words written in katakana are never practically written in hiragana, and while it’s been handy learning the kanji individually, I guess I just hope the app begins integrating both in more fully with the vocabulary and grammar being taught. I’d like to renew my subscription for next year if it seems there’ll be more to learn from it, but I suppose I’m wondering if a developer has any information on if I just haven’t gotten far enough in the lessons to see katakana and kanji become actually integrated or if there’s a plan for that in the future and if a Japanese IV is perhaps in the works? So for anyone who’s looking for an app with a good Japanese course, this is definitely the best I’ve seen, but it still feels like there’s an amount missing that you see available intermediate Japanese text and workbooks.
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  • Jan 18, 2021

    By Riley K
    Great app, much better than others I have tried. One minor gripe, there seems to be a bug in the pronunciation section. One word per lesson it simply will not accept correctly, usually a comically simple one like "se" in spanish. The flow is great to work on for long periods of time, so hitting this in the middle of a 40 minute session just gets a bit frustrating. Besides that, there's no better app I've seen in this format.
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  • Jan 22, 2021

    By Harley Mc
    Seems to lack any grammar instruction and also contains a fair few ambiguities. Phrase after phrase after phrase. This really should only be used in conjunction with classroom lessons or as a supplement to other apps. But good at what it does.
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  • Absolutely love this app but what’s with the update? Nov 7, 2018

    By InfiniteOasis
    I have been using Memrise for a couple years now and fell in love with it immediately. I had been studying Nihongo (Japanese) since I was young but never got to finish learning so this was an awesome way to refresh my memory and teach myself again. Anyways, it’s been awhile since I’ve been able to sit down and study with the app and I just picked it up again tonight but am sort of uncomfortable with the ad pop ups, not for any other reason than just not wanting to click either option. I love that you guys promote another version of your app that you have to pay for, but putting a rude or “sassy” option to close the ad is honestly annoying. I had a lot of respect for this app, still sorta do, but I feel like it’s now lost a bit of its approachable class for all ages and kinds of people. Why not leave the option “No, Thanks. Maybe Later” cause not everyone has that much money to spare and having to choose “No, I don’t like people” or “Nah, I like to stay in my own little bubble 😒” is sort of condescending and juvenile. Other than that, the app is good, but now I feel like it’s directed towards younger millennials and not the masses. It’s not that big of a deal, just annoying.
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  • Please make other options available Jan 8, 2019

    By Aley.MG>Apple
    I am a new 18 year old college student and wanted to be able to learn new languages on my own time and this app looked promising. For the most part it is. I can say that i have learned some helpful words and romanization for the words, however, as amazing as this app is I find it incredibly frustrating that I cannot proceed without paying absurd amounts of money per month. I signed up for a free trial which in my opinion should mean that i have free reign of the app for the duration of a week. Unfortunately I am only able to take the first lessen, everything else is locked and if I wish to move on an add pops up on my screen to pay for the pro version. I understand that it is a way for the makers to get paid for the app but if the app is free then I should be able to believe that it will stay free. As an educational app that I know many people are using for their own benefit and growth there should be a way for individuals to use the app without having to pay so much. Even if that means that they can only do a lesson each day at least they can proceed to learn, and if they want to do more like an entire section then they could pay a small fee around about 5 to 10 dollars. I just find it slightly unfair that this app is shown as a free learning app and after being on it for 10 minutes it wants you to pay 20, 30, 50 dollars. The app is great but that main factor is what makes me dislike it immensely.
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  • Jan 24, 2021

    By Tyson Moore
    Really interesting tbh, i kind of wish i could go look at a sort of letter/symbol dictionary in the case of Japanese though, sometimes i don't remember a specific symbol and have no way of jogging my memory without jumping through hoops to figure out exactly what it was supposed to be, especially if I'm not 100% on the rest of the letters either because then i start questioning which letter is which sound. Maybe I'm just missing where i can do that though
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  • Jan 17, 2021

    By Karl Rohlen
    This app has been working great for me this far, with just one exception. I'm learning Japanese and sometimes when I am doing the pronunciation exercise the app doesn't register when I press the microphone button to record my voice. Edit: -1 star for new UI (contours and fonts are too thick) Edit 2: The pronunciation seems to be solved, ether me or the app is working better now. ;)
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  • I like the idea of the app but I’m finding it a struggle. Nov 28, 2018

    By deniseruttan
    I’m trying to learn Russian. I liked the idea of the app when I tried it out. I liked the gamification, how it offers more materials than Duolingo in terms of grammar and things like that. I also thought it would help me get comfortable with Cyrillic. So I bought the Black Friday sale for the annual plan. However, I am now regretting that decision as the words are getting more difficult and I have been using the app daily over more time. I wish the speakers said the new words once in native/natural speed, then broke them down and slowed down. It’s hard to tell if I am getting the right pronunciation, and even harder to memorize. I find myself supplementing the lessons with other sources because while future lessons provide ample review, there is no way to repeat past lessons. I also wish cultural context was provided. It gives you extremely casual versions of words first, without explaining the difference between formalities. I’ll have to try it for awhile until my subscription runs out and maybe my opinion will change, but I wish I could get a refund.
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  • Video clips not available in most units of Mexican Spanish Oct 3, 2019

    By TC288
    In general this is a nicely designed app. Learning vocabulary requires a lot of practice and repetition, and this app is designed in ways that allow you to get that practice without boring you. However, one aspect of the course was very disappointing: in the Mexican Spanish course, video clips of native speakers are available only in section 1 and section 4. Perhaps it is my fault for missing a notice about this, but I assumed that the video clips would be available throughout Mexican Spanish, and they are not. Had I known this from the beginning, I probably would have chosen a different app, since the video clips are a wonderful feature that allow you to learn from speakers who are engaging and interesting and have slightly different accents. I do highly recommend the app if you are learning another language that has video clips throughout the course. A list of the courses that do and do not contain video clips throughout is available on the Memrise website.
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  • Very beginner (Japanese) Feb 15, 2019

    By Migroschrott
    First impression when signing in and picking your language (Japanese in my case), I get two options: Basic & Advanced. I picked advanced since I’m at a N4-N3 level which is approaching intermediate, not advanced, but definitely not basic. Once selected, it directly takes you into a lesson without explaining what you’re going to learn. The first screen presents you with a vocabulary word and sounds fully turned on despite my volume rocker being turned off. Bad UX behavior, respect the users settings. That’s the second bad impression. In addition, the vocab presented is romanized spelling. I’d let it go if it was in Hiragana/Katakana without the Kanji but if you can’t read Hiragana/Katakana, you’re still at a very basic level, nowhere near advanced. Needless to say, I exited out of the course because that’s not doing anything for me. Then looking at the course outline you see in the overview, this whole course looks to be extremely beginner oriented. This won’t even get you to N5 level. So if you intend to learn Japanese and it’s your first exposure to it, maybe this app is ok. I can’t really tell because it’s too basic for me. If you’re looking for anything more advanced, the Japanese course is not for you. It would be helpful if they declared upfront the level of education you could expect.
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  • Useful review, NO LONGER FREE. Mar 15, 2019

    By LanguageLearnerEnthusiast
    I’m only writing this review because of recent events. Normally I wouldn’t write a review if an app was good or bad. When I first got this app, I had the intention of learning Japanese. Then I switched to Korean. I really enjoyed this app for the learning process. This would help you learn common phrases. This app was amazing compared to others and especially duolingo. I was satisfied with what was provided. This app would always ask “On a scale from 1-10, how would you recommend this app to your friends?” I would always put 10, because I really thought they would enjoy it and find it helpful. Recently I recommended this app to a friend. She really enjoyed it and found it useful. When she wanted to move on to the next lesson, she was bombarded with ads to purchase plans. So she deleted the app. Now she got the app again, thinking it was just an apparent bug, and was fixed. She comes to find that you completely need to purchase a plan, unlike before. THIS IS ONLY FOR NEW USERS. Which is completely unfair. We got this app because classes are expensive and other apps aren’t as helpful. If we wanted to purchase plans, we could have just gotten Rosetta Stone.
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  • The further I progress, the worse it gets Jul 31, 2020

    By redbait
    When I first found this app, I was impressed primarily because it seemed to focus on idiomatic, colloquial Spanish and French, the two languages I’ve chosen to study. I recently finished Spanish 2 and started Spanish 3, and there is a HUGE drop in the quality of the app. It seems like it’s actually gone backwards rather than forwards in the vocabulary, the video presentations, the presentation of idiomatic Spanish, etc. This is a great disappointment not only because I opted for a yearly subscription, but more importantly I was hoping to continue to improve my Spanish. I’m not sure what to think: is Spanish 3 the original course, and Spanish 1 and 2 were upgraded later. I hope so, because maybe there’s hope that the developers will get around to improving the subsequent courses. But a word to the wise, maybe consider a month-to-month subscription so that you can evaluate whether it’s better to continue paying for what now seems to be a less worthwhile language instruction app.
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  • Mexico Spanish Lacking/Premium Needs More Perks for the Price Dec 5, 2017

    By TiffasaurusRexx
    Edited version, lowered rating. BUYER BEWARE: This app does not tell you what languages lack the premium features before you buy premium! It may not be worth your money. Now that a pronunciation feature has been added, that too is not available in the Mexico Spanish courses. It's really not fair. Mexico/Latin America Spanish is most common in the United States. So its a big deal if we don't have access to these essential features that the Mexico courses are lacking! Seriously, what am I paying for for premium then? Review from October '17: Overall a good app. It's kind of crappy that only certain languages get the learning with locals feature. Hopefully the developers are working on adding more, especially for the very common "Mexico" Spanish. I don't know anyone who speaks Spain Spanish, so the addition of Mexico for local speaker videos would be great. Another issue is the chat bot. So, like, when does he start chatting with me in Spanish? So far the only thing he wants to chat about is my demographic information...in English. That's not really helping my education here. Additionally, the addition of a voice recognition feature would be nice for those of us too chicken to speak a new language aloud. I like the explore feature. Now if only the explore feature started on the language I'm actually learning every time I open the app, it would be an even better feature.
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  • Streak Rules Frustrating; Not Truly Free Aug 30, 2020

    By TorsionalMetric
    I’ve kept a streak running in a different language learning app for 2.5 years. I’ve lost my streak in Memrise so many times. The streak losses are really discouraging; they’d be tolerable if they were for real events. But I’ve specifically lost a streak due to a time zone change going to Europe. The app gave me options to manage it, and I thought I made all the right choices, but at the end, I lost a hundreds-level streak. There’s also apparently a very rigid 24-hrs cycle to it, rather than my impression of what my days are, so I think several of my streaks have been lost due to that foolishness. Over the years I’ve gotten to the point where I toggle this screen and that screen and this other screen to get the streak indicator to update. But even that has apparently become unreliable. I just lost my streak again to that nonsense; paying attention, noting that the marker has updated, then losing it anyway. Maybe this time it was the practically-invisible-empty-slice. It’s so narrow that you need to see a single retina-pixel’s gap as well as exactly remember the number it was on before (assuming it had updated properly yesterday and isn’t just now counting yesterday’s work.) Combined with the low quality of the free vocab module I’m using (because the provided-by-memrise ones aren’t free all the way to the end), maybe I should just use a different app?
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  • Jan 16, 2021

    By Mitchell Pratt
    The app was free & easy until I opened it. 1st I wanted cost. I guess I need to subscribe for the amount. I search price & was directed to type. I search mbrship price & cancelation process pops up. My guess, I must subscribe before cost is revealed. Truth can't be avoided just delayed. You misdirected me more than once made me feel like I was stupid and doing something wrong. You took advantage of my trust by avoiding truth. Why should anyone trust you? the internet is full of theives like this
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  • It’s okay Nov 20, 2020

    By memejdjsowief
    I really like it but they should make a plan that’s free and you have to watch ads and maybe earn hearts like duolingo so we can learn but not have to pay because some people can’t afford this stuff. I am okay with watching ads and stuff but come on? You couldn’t make a free plan that offers stuff but you have to watch ads. I think there should be a paid one and an unpaid one. Like unpaid should be ads, a limited amount of hearts and you have to wait a little bit to regenerate them or you can watch 2 ads for 2 hearts like duolingo but you might wanna change it up a bit. Then maybe the premium should be a plan you pay for with no ads, unlimited hearts, and everything unlocked. This is just my opinion because some people cannot pay for this stuff because they have to pay for school or other stuff. But other than than I think this is a way better app then all the other ones that I have ever tried to learn another language and that’s really the only flaw that you only get a small trial and then your forced to pay for it and don’t even get a choice with ads or anything. The design and the way they teach the languages thought are on point and I think the progress that people make on here is so good and better than any other app. I would definitely use this if it had a free version with ads.
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  • Arabic lacking greatly Oct 30, 2018

    By MateoL
    I was enjoying the alphabet lessons, and felt progress and motivation, so I paid for a year subscription. But the problem started when the completion of the alphabet lessons led me directly to vocabulary such as thank you, good morning, etc., with no lessons on actually reading chunks (morphemes) of letter combinations. At this point I’m only surviving in the vocabulary section by memorizing what shape words look like, without knowing how the words actually phonetically read out. I have learned to read and write Mandarin, so I’m experienced enough to identify a bad program when I see one. Since each Arabic letter has 3 forms (initial, medial, final), it’s too much of a leap to go straight into vocabulary without some phonetics lessons. A bridge needs to be built to solve the lessons’ poor transition from alphabet to vocabulary words. The Arabic alphabet is an abjad, meaning many vowels aren’t actually written. The program made no attempt to introduce and teach this. While in the alphabet section, the app asked me how I would rate Memrise in terms of grammar instruction. This survey question belongs in the grammar section, not in the alphabet section where I haven’t even had exposure to grammar yet. Whatever is available in the Pro upgraded version can’t make up for a poor foundation. I’m going to apply for a refund.
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  • Total randomness Jul 23, 2020

    By Lost troops
    It’s not the worst language learning app but sometimes the format is frustrating. Memrise does a good job of introducing people to language that actual people use but the format of the lessons is all over the place and sometimes the length of the modules can be frustrating. In some cases you will have a 30 second module which is fine but the they follow it up with something that’s 15 minutes. I don’t mind doing 15 minutes of language learning but sometimes I do memrise because I have 5-10 minutes and want to study as a refresher. I understand that learning languages takes time but breaking up their bigger learning modules into smaller chunks would be helpful. It’s really just frustrating for everything to be completely random and to have no real control over how long it takes to complete separate modules. Another that makes it difficult to like is the pronunciation portions which are inordinately difficult and time consuming honestly the only reason I continue to use this app is because I signed up for it on a discount and don’t want to waste all of my money otherwise the app isn’t very good and I recommend at the very least not paying for it.
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  • Great app, but horrible quality assurance Jan 17, 2020

    By Gammon lover
    Love the app. I even subscribe to support the company. The problem is that they have horrible quality assurance. More often than not, when a new update is released, they introduce a new material bug. Most recently, an update essentially disabled a key feature (turning off audio questions). It has been weeks with no fix in sight. It would be great if they delayed new releases until thoroughly tested. Update: Memrise just released another mess of an update. It is incomprehensible why the make these releases without even the most cursory quality checks. I’m thinking that once they stabilize the most recent mess, I’ll skip all future updates. I need a reliable flashcard app. This isn’t it. Further update: the latest update presents more problems. I have several dozen large decks of cards. I have worked through these over the years and typically have 50-75 to review each day. With the new update, I now have hundreds to review each day. Truly absurd.
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