Lingvist is the world’s most innovative language learning app.

It learns about you, then adapts to how you learn best. Try it today and learn French, Spanish, German, Russian, Estonian, and English – fast.

- Adapts to your level in real time
- Learn the most relevant and practical vocabulary (4,000+ words)
- Real-world contexts in sentences created by language specialists
- Context-aware grammar hints and exercises
- Native-sounding virtual voice
- Speech recognition for hands-free learning
- Track and measure your progress
- English courses available from 6 languages
- Cosmos – dark mode!

Our 40+ linguists, scientists, and developers have combined the latest research in machine learning with our industry-leading language courses – all in a smooth, intuitive, and addictive app. Grow your vocabulary and learn a language faster than ever with Lingvist’s cutting-edge tech. Start learning a language today!

To support users from all over the world, Lingvist is available in 11 different languages: English, eesti, Français, русский, Deutsch, Español, Português, 日本語, العربية, 简体中文, and 繁體中文.



“Could not recommend @Lingvist more highly, definitely a site to check out if you want to expand your foreign language vocabulary!” — Danny Ward, Twitter

“My conclusion is that it is a wonderful app, especially suited to reasonably intelligent learners who can spell, and who appreciate or need to learn the real language heard, spoken, read, and written in the 'real world'.” — Helen Myers, teacher

“In short, then: Lingvist’s method appears to be bludgeoning lots of words into your head really quickly, but – almost paradoxically – in a manner that’s not in the least bit stressful.” — Craig Grannell, Stuff



Our founder, Mait, started Lingvist while working as a nuclear physicist at CERN in Switzerland. He'd lived in the French-speaking part of the country for years and wanted to expand his social life, but he always found conventional methods a little unengaging and too slow for his liking. He needed a better way to learn French – so, he created a prototype, began learning French, took a high-school language exam, and passed with a strong grade.

Today’s Lingvist is the result of that original idea and its basic principles – and we’ve come a long way since then. Founded in Estonia, we now have over 1 million users and a super-talented and friendly team across offices in Tallinn, London, Berlin, and Tokyo.

We believe anyone can learn a language in a fast and effective way.

Happy learning!


Subscription to Lingvist Unlimited will give you unlimited access to all learning features. On the free version your daily cards, new words, access to learning challenges and other areas of the app may be limited. Each subscription will be automatically renewed 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 iTunes Account Settings. When a subscription is canceled, access to the app’s courses and features will expire at the end of the current payment period.

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What's New

Version 2.21.2

Bug fixes and general performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
363 Ratings
363 Ratings

Amazing for Improving Spanish!!

I have an early intermediate level of Spanish from GCSE and have been looking for something that will help me reach a more advanced level, as most apps out there tend to be more for beginners. And since finding this app my vocab has grown hugely, but the best part is how this app teaches you all the hard grammar of the language but keeps it in context making it easy to learn. Unlike other apps I’ve tried like Duolingo and Memrise they seem to focus solely on vocabulary and most of which isn’t common conversation vocab that you would use daily. But Lingvist has the perfect combination of the most well known vocab and teaches you all the grammar. I don’t normally write reviews for apps but I felt that this app is so underrated and deserves to be more well known by everyone! Also whilst on holiday in Spain I was impressed by how much more I understood the Spanish speakers than the year before and was even complimented by them for my Spanish! Definitely get this app!!! And it’s freee 😁😁


It works!

Over the last decade I have tried every language learning app. Most recently I signed up to three and have tested them every day. Lingvist is by far the most effective. You think, you persist, you try and you are rewarded. As an educator with an MA in ‘technology enhanced learning’ I appreciate the science behind the approach. Knowing how we humans forget allows Lingvist to prompt the learner at the right time to reinforce words you think you know and to add others. My reward is to see my vocabulary and grammar improve by clear steps which at last I feel sure will stick. All I do is around 30 minutes every day without fail. It is working. I believe in Lingvist.


This is the best language learning app

At first it will seem boring because it doesn’t have cute characters or fun exercises like Duolingo or Memrise, but this app is simply better. It’s straightforward: it’s just flash cards with a spaced-repetition algorithm, but it works. The app also teaches you the most common words and keeps them in context by giving you a sentence.

This is a must-have for any language learner.

Developer Response

Thank you for the awesome review! We love hearing about your experience.


Lingvist Technologies OU
60 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Estonian, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© 2016 Lingvist Technologies OU
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlimited for 1 month £19.99
  2. Unlimited for 12 months £79.99
  3. Unlimited for 3 months £41.99


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