Available languages:
+ Korean
+ Japanese
+ Mandarin Chinese / Cantonese
+ Castilian Spanish / Latin-American Spanish
+ French
+ German
+ Dutch
+ Italian
+ Polish
+ Thai
+ Russian
+ European Portuguese / Brazilian Portuguese
+ Hebrew
+ Arabic
+ Turkish
+ Tagalog (Filipino)
+ Vietnamese
+ Indonesian
+ Danish
+ Swedish
+ Norwegian
+ Icelandic
+ Hungarian
+ Esperanto
+ Hindi
+ American English / British English

Ever felt entertained while learning a new language? Now you will! Drops is game-changing approach to language learning - quite literally. We took ‘boring’ out of vocabulary learning!

Only 5 minutes a day:
Drops limits your learning time to 5 minutes. This might sound crazy but works like charm. Learning a new language might feel overwhelming but by chunking down into 5-minute sprints, the barrier of entry is nonexistent. No excuses: you ALWAYS have 5 minutes!
The time constraint induces ridiculous focus which further enhances the effectiveness of memorization.

100% Visual learning:
Every single word is beautifully illustrated. Your eyes will appreciate the delicious pictures and your mind will store the new memories more efficiently: you won’t have use the word of your native language but connect the new words to the illustration of the meaning. Quicker, better and more fun! :)

Effortless practice:
We took a good look at why games are so fun and addictive and injected the essence into Drops to create not just a “gamified” learning app but a proper game experience! It is freakishly immersive but in this case you don’t waste your time playing instead you build a valuable asset: knowledge of a new language.

Swipe based:
We believe in quick pace and keyboard typing is anything but fast. Say hello to rapid swipes and taps! You’ll need those extra seconds to get the most out of your 5 minutes ;)

Strategic vocabulary selection:
The “what” is perhaps more important than “how”. We handpicked 1700+ practical words in 100 topics that you’ll actually use when you let’s say travel to a country where your new language is spoken.

Forge learning habit:
Drops wants to convert you into a learning addict. No matter how effective your learning tool is, if you don’t use it on a daily basis, it doesn’t really matter. Drops tricks your mind and you’ll be better for it!

I’m sure you’ll love Drops as much as we enjoyed making it. If so, please leave us a review so we can make Drops even better! :)

p.s.: We take full responsibility for the potential addiction to learning.


Keep tuned as even more languages are in the pipe!

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What's New

Version 27.11

CRAZY NEWS ALERT! We added the Polish language! Now you can choose from 30 different language options! Wooohooo!
Aaaaaand….Drum roll, please! Character learning in Drops! Japanese, Chinese, Korean…and the list goes on! Learn characters by drawing, tapping, swiping. Sounds super fun, right?! So… what are you waiting for?! Give it a try! Happy learning^^

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

10.6K Ratings

10.6K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

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Engaging Way to Learn a Language

Ted Daisher

I've been using drops for about three weeks now, specifically to leisurely learn Japanese. I have the "genius" subscription (about $8 a month--I think--for unlimited use). I've found it to be a fun and convenient way to build my vocabulary. In the Japanese section there are over a 1000 words available, so there's plenty of material. After introducing a word, the app gives a good mix of entertaining matching, spelling, etc. drills to help cement the word. For Japanese, there's two difficulty settings: beginner (only hiragana) and intermediate (katakana and kanji). There's also an option to have romaji subtitles. I've found the beginner setting great for working on basic pronunciation and the intermediate good for getting familiar with kanji. In the beginner setting, there's a hiragana section in which you can get familiar with all the symbols (which I loved). There isn't a section for voiced hiragana or voiced katakana, but there are other flash card-style apps available for the syllabaries, so it's not a huge issue. The app has a dojo section in which you can practice all the words you've reviewed together. I've really liked it as a way of gauging my progress. For me, the dojo always crashes on the intermediate setting, but when I contacted drops about it they replied right away, and I'm confident they'll fix it. Overall, I think this is a great app and I definitely recommend it.

Amonst exactly what I was seeking!


To recover lost vocabulary in Japanese, I wanted something like this: brief and engaging daily games offering new words interspersed with review, organized by level and topic.
Minor complaints: the Romaji included errors -- at least one badly incorrect transliteration ("ferry") plus many letter-combinations, in the spelling game, that "break" Japanese syllables inappropriately. (Luckily my kana recognition is decent so I turned romaji off and I see no errors in the kana.)
It seems the app uses the same framework for many languages. The odd result, for Japanese, is a tedious ratio of "garaigo" English vocabulary (English through a Japanese phonetic filter). It would be great to have an option to toggle these words off. And there are a few concepts forced into a word-for-word translation here ("or" for example) when in fact Japanese uses a different grammatical structure to accomplish what an English word or phrase does. And there's nothing in this app to help explain that "hai" does NOT quite mean "yes" but something more noncommital, etc. So I would be wary of recommending this app as a first exposure. Someone brushing up on rusty skills, though, can shrug and move on without being misled.
Last, the reinforcement icon at the end of each mini-challenge lingers just a moment too long for me, preventing a real game-like flow. Others may like the pacing. A timing slider in settings would be a simple fix.


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Age Rating
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