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Learn French - Vocabulary

By Brainscape

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Drill yourself on the most common vocabulary words from your French courses and from everyday French conversation. Boost your vocab FASTER than with any other app on iTunes. Applying the latest in cognitive science, Brainscape introduces vocabulary words in order from most foundational to most complex, and repeats them in a pattern that is just right for YOUR brain.

Rather than creating frivolous games or distracting quizzes to try to make learning “fun,” Brainscape provides a scientifically optimized algorithm to repeat flashcards in just the right pattern for your brain’s maximum absorption, based on YOUR confidence. Brainscape makes sure that your study time is used as efficiently as possible, because – let’s face it – you are busy!

Learn French Vocabulary includes:

• Nearly 3,000 AUDIO flashcards composed of the most important words in French– carefully ordered from most foundational to most complex (unlike other vocab apps, which simply dump words into “themes” with no sense of progression)

• Hundreds of key phrases that will help you survive better on the streets of – wherever!

• A customized flashcard repetition algorithm that cuts your memorization time dramatically

• Convenient “browse” and “search” functions that allow you to easily find cards you want

• Ongoing feedback, statistics, and visualization tools to help you track your progress

The Brainscape team is made up of cognitive scientists and language specialists formerly with Columbia and Yale, as well as former executives from The Princeton Review and Kaplan. Our mission is to make learning easier and more convenient. Feel free to check out our website ( and good luck studying!

What's New in Version 2.20141128

-Backward compatibility for iOS 7.x
-Minor bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Good app

The app itself is ok for the first 15 decks if you are willing to pay $10, but if you are looking for something long-term look elsewhere. The developers want to sell their main Brainscape app, and that requires an expensive subscription if you want to go beyond the 1st 15 decks... Read the reviews of the main app to get an idea of what you are getting into.

As far as vocabulary apps go, this is one of the better ones: the nouns are presented with the article, the pronunciation is given, adjectives are shown with both genders, where different. Also, most of the words chosen are relevant. What I would improve are removal of some of the words, such as the personal pronouns, and teach those as part of a different app all together in one go. Also, sometimes a hint on which meaning of a word is meant would help. For example, the app just shows "mean". Is that supposed to be "cheap" or "not a nice person"?
I also feel that for the $10 there could be a few more word lists included, but at least the app allows the first 3 vocabulary lists to be used for free to evaluate if the approach works for you. I think the key here is self-discipline and honesty to oneself, otherwise this approach won't work too well.

The Best - My Go-To French Language App

I've had a few years of French and wanted to refresh my memory and become more proficient. I've downloaded a number of apps and find that the hands-down winner is Brainscape's intuitive approach. The learing curve is fast - you are presented with a word in English ("to play") and then tap a button to both see and hear it in French - you then quickly rate your comprehension on a scale of 1 to 5. The systems learns your weak spots and through rapid repetition reinforces vocabulary and phrases until you have mastered them. When you've had enough (there is no end point - you determine how much you want to learn each day), simpy select "done" and the program automatically syncs your progress. I find this method superior - difficult concepts won't get lost in the shuffle of learning. I wouldn't recommend this app if you are a complete novice - but for what I want to accomplish, it's fantastic. Perfect and worth every penny.

Notification issue

Hey so, I use this app occasionally and it's good if you enjoy flash card-based learning or study. My main issue right now is not with the app itself, but with its notification reminding you to study today.

I love reminders to study - lets get that out of the way. Everyone forgets sometimes. But the way this app reminds you - by saying "Your mother told us to remind you to study today" - is just....thoughtless. I know that the writers/developers mean well, and think they're being cute, but it's really thoughtless.

Some people don't have mothers, either due to abandonment or death. Some have abusive mothers. I mean, at least give people the option to change the reminder to a less painful sentence.

Learn French - Vocabulary
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 2.20141128
  • Size: 67.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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