Learn Spanish, French, Italian, German, English, Chinese and 6 other languages. Language learning is simple, fun and effective with busuu. You can even fit language learning into your daily schedule with the help of our study plan. 80 million users are already learning languages with busuu! Join them today and learn a language!


We tested our app against other language learning apps such as Babbel and Duolingo with the university of New York, and they found that, “ Among all the language learning apps studied so far, the efficacy of busuu is the best. ” – Roumen Vesselinov, City University of New York.

""Top-notch design, user experience and content"" - PC Mag UK


Our language courses are created by our talented language experts who are native speakers in English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, Portuguese and more!


Learn how to order a croissant in French, greet your friend in Spanish, buy a train ticket in German or ask a local for direction in Italian. No matter which language you choose to learn, busuu offers you the closest thing to living in that country.


Our courses cover grammar, vocabulary, speaking, writing, reading and conversations. You can even learn basic Japanese and Chinese characters with busuu. Practice your writing and speaking skills with native speakers and help others in your native language using the social feature.


How good are you in Spanish vocabulary? Or do you already speak basic German. Don’t worry, we have both beginner and intermediate level courses adapted to what you already know. Take the language placement test and find your starting level!


Are you travelling to a new country and don’t know the local language? Our bonus travel course covers all the survival phrases for your next holiday.


Offline mode - download lessons and learn languages on the go without Wi-Fi
Official language certification – take the end level test and earn an official McGraw-Hill Education language certification for Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Italian and English
Study plan - We will create a personalised study plan for you to keep you motivated and help you achieve your language learning goals!


Learn Spanish, German, French, Italian, English, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic and Polish


We have customer support available in all interface languages. If you have any issues or want to help improve busuu with feedback, please visit our help center: or contact us directly:
We are more than happy to answer all your questions and solve any issue, so make sure you contact us before leaving your review!


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A lot of the features are free, but you will need a subscription in order to get access to all features of this app. Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current payment period. Your iTunes account will be automatically charged at the same price for renewal within the 24-hour period prior to the end of the current payment period unless you change your subscription preferences in your Account Settings.
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What’s New

Version 18.0.1

Awesome iOS 12 announcement! You can now use Siri Shortcuts to launch your personalised Study Plan and make it even easier to keep yourself on track.

Plus get access to all the latest learning content and updated lessons.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12.2K Ratings
12.2K Ratings
Carbon & Oxygen ,

Great but not perfect

I decided to try out it Japanese course, (as I love anime and their pop music). It was fun to learn it (though I’m just a beginning) but I noticed a few issues. One of which is that the translation button doesn’t work on these to cards (the tall card and the student card, and there may also be more), I also don’t like that you can't use the translation button in the second stage of the dialogue test, but can do it on the first stage. However, I do like the translation button on the vocabulary cards so I can write it down on paper and know how to pronounce it. Also I really hate that you shove the premier membership in my face, every time I open the app, I just want to learn it to for free like you say.

I would also suggest the ability to swap courses if the consumer doesn’t like it. Also as you don’t offer a Korean or a Vietnamese course, you should know that it say that you offer those courses in the information tab, at the bottom which would mislead people into thinking you offer it when you don’t.

Developer Response ,

Hi there,

Thanks a lot for your feedback regarding our Japanese course- I have logged your comments for our Education team

I am afraid that at the moment we only offer Korean and Vietnamese as interface languages and not course languages- we do apologise for this confusion

Best wishes,


Tibby Chan ,

Nowhere near as good as DUOLINGO.

I thought I'd try this app as a different way to analyse my German skills. I have found that this app does not give you enough teaching to be able to be called a course. You are given an array of three to four words to learn and only ever use one in a sentence. And you have to pay for a membership to be able to take any tests. It also doesn't offer a translation of the phrases that you encounter. If you are looking to learn a language, I would recommend DUOLINGO instead, as it is not only a completely free app, but you are actually taught more of the language, translation for all phrases, and have different exercises to test your language knowledge. I will be uninstalling this app and not recommending it, it's practically useless in comparison to DUOLINGO. The only good thing about this app is the ability to pass phrasings onto other members, but even then when I posted a correction on a post I was harassed by a Chinese man chatting me up! Busuu needs to monitor this. I'd recommend to AVOID this app.

Developer Response ,

Hi, and thanks for the detailed feedback, we really appreciate.
If you could drop us a line at, we would love to tell you more about the Premium benefits, and offer you a free trial so you can see that our courses actually contain a lot more grammar and tips with this type of subscription. Thanks!

Zoderella ,

Best Language App Out There!

I'm a grammar fiend and so find most apps lacking for learning a new language. The grammar lessons have been throughout and really added to my education. Plus getting near instant feedback from native speakers has made it great. Well worth purchasing a plan. I feel much more confident in my German skills even just after a month!

Only few things I wish the app had - ability to message people/converse orally as I always feel this is lacking though the app does have great practice for speaking, but being able to hold a dialogue would be great. Also on the app being able to refer back to lesson content without having to actually do them again would be beneficial.

Developer Response ,

We appreciate your prescriptive feedback- thanks so much! We will take on board your comments for future iterations of our product!


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Busuu Limited
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Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese
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Rated 4+
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