**Over 3,500,000 Users Worldwide!!**
HiNative is a global Q&A community for language learners and people that are curious about the world.
Ask questions, get answers, and connect with native speakers from over 170 different countries!
Audio Uploads - Want to check your pronunciation? Curious about a certain region’s accent? Need some handy phrases for your upcoming trip? Just record your questions and ask: let the world hear you!
Question Templates - Asking questions made simple. All you need to know are the words, phrases, or sentences that you need help with, and our question templates will do the rest, automatically translating your questions into other users’ native languages.
Pictures - Not sure how to write something? No problem! It’s easier to ask some questions by posting a picture: signs, menus, labels, and even that rad Chinese character you’re considering getting a tattoo of--just snap a picture and ask away.
Get Suggestions - Traveling soon? Moving abroad? Ask the people at your destination the important questions that only locals can answer. Get tips about local customs, famous landmarks, the best restaurants, or anything else you can think of.
Unlike a dictionary or web search, HiNative gives you customized example sentences, responses to your follow-up questions, and tips to improve your pronunciation. With HiNative, you also get access to the best resource for language learning: native speakers. And as a native speaker yourself, you can help out too!
HiNative supports over 110 languages, bringing the entire world to your fingertips. It’s never been this easy to connect, help, and learn. Try HiNative today, and change the way you study languages for the better.
HiNative is run by the creators of Lang-8, one of the most successful and popular language learning websites around, with over a million users worldwide.
Premium features include the following.
1: Play every voice answer, even those posted in response to other users’ questions. This gives you even more opportunity to hear native speakers pronounce the language you’re learning.
2: Use bookmarks to gather your favorite questions and answers into a simple, searchable list. Never lose track of important questions.
3: Receive 10 Premium tickets per month to help your questions stand out. Questions asked with a ticket stick to the top of the question feed, get highlighted, and receive more answers on average.
4: Search. Everything’s better with search. Search your old questions and bookmarks to find the information you want, faster.
5: Follow any question that you’re interested in. You’ll receive notifications when anyone responds to a question you follow. This makes it easier to stay up-to-date with the questions you really care about.
6: If a feature you want isn’t listed above, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll see what we can do :)
Premium Subscriptions cost $11.40 USD per month.
- Payment will be charged to a user’s iTunes Account upon confirmation of purchase.
- Subscription will renew automatically unless Auto-Renewal is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period.
- A user’s account will be charged for the following month if their subscription is not cancelled 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period.
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user, and Auto-Renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
- Subscriptions for the current month cannot be canceled.
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Winter’s arrived at the Lang-8 office.
Here in Japan, we get ready for winter by putting out “kotatsu”.
In northeast China, they have something called “nuanqi”.
If you’re curious about “kotatsu” or “nuanqi”, try asking about it on HiNative.
With the new video recording mode, maybe a kind native can show you what it is!
HiNative now supports videos!
With video, you can communicate body language, expressions, and nuances that just aren't captured with audio. Give it a shot!
● Show correction screen when voting “A little unnatural” or “Unnatural”.
We hope you wonderful answers will give corrections along with your vote!
Also, we made a few tweaks to improve usability.
Please update to the latest version.
Ratings and Reviews
HiNative is a great way to learn about language and culture through our peers around the world. Even if you don't have any questions to ask others for an extended period of time, or you aren't even learning a language, this app can be a great way to learn about things you never would have know about otherwise. Not to mention you can meet interesting people through it as well.
(I live in the U.S, and the other day I talked with someone in South Korea through HiNative which I thought that was pretty cool).
There are two things I'm not crazy about with this app. One, is that you are unable to hear other people's vocal answers to questions that are not your own, unless you pay money for the app. (I mean, language is a spoken thing, c'mon). The second thing I don't necessarily like is that HiNative has an annoying habit of sending notifications at night while I'm trying to sleep. You can just turn off notifications for that, but then I don't get the occasional interesting question from the app. They just need a better idea of time zones for they're users I think.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for this feedback. We're currently working on balancing the regular and Premium versions and will keep everyone's comments and opinions in mind as we continue development!
Love it!~ I have a suggestion though!
As the title says, I love this app! It works smoothly for me and even though I'm not paying monthly (I'm considering it), I stil have access to a lot of great featured! Answers and replies are quick and it's a joy to learn other languages as I help others learn as well! One suggestion I think a lot of users could benefit from is a HiNative chatroom and the ability to add friends. I'm meeting a lot of great people from around the world that I would love to add as friends and keep in touch with (without having to whip out social media). A chatroom could be a bunch of public chatrooms made for users to practice chatting in the languages they want to learn without having to do it under asked questions. I know some users who simply want to work on speaking and writing to others in conversation. Keep up the good work on the app!
Great but I have a suggestion
Overall this is a good app. I love how you can talk to people who are native to the language you are learning. And how you can also talk with people who are also learning the same language. There are a few suggestions i have though. Personally I think you shouldn’t have to have premium to lisent to other people voice recordings. Also (I don’t know if this already being done or not) I think you should have something to talk to people directly on the app. And also have group chats with multiple people, and maybe even have something to add people so you can talk to them. But like I said even with out these things It a good app and ill continue to use if these things are added or not😊
- Lang-8, Inc.
- 104 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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- In-App Purchases
- HiNative Premium Monthly plan $9.99
- HiNative Premium Yearly plan $83.99
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.