**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.



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What's New

Version 9.5.1

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!

●Video Update
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

4.7 out of 5
1.6K Ratings
1.6K Ratings
EmpressOfFabulousness ,


This may just be a personal failing on my part, but when I first got the app, I was immediately overwhelmed. Even with the filters, there was too much going on both organization-wise and color scheme-wise. The orange and banners and all these options that don’t have anything to do with my goal— very congested. I kinda didn’t wanna use it, which is bad because it’s a great app! But I still feel stressed out when I use it.

Furthermore, the filtering/notification systems don’t work. I can’t toggle off other people answering a question I’ve answered; I don’t need to know. And in the unanswered questions bit, even though I’m only really looking at questions to or from French and Japanese speakers, I get stuff about Arabic??

Developer Response ,

Could you send us more information about this issue? Please email us (in English) at We’ll be happy to help!

Cmgbax ,

A little tip.

I’m loving this app so far. The only thing that got me confused was the moment of selecting my native language. I speak Spanish from birth, and it’s my main language, but I speak neither of the dialects you offer. I understand there’s too many Spanish speaking countries whatsoever, so if you could, please, include something like Spanish(other) or just Spanish and then you add from what country is your dialect, that be less misleading for people seeking answers. I also speak on behalf of other languages that can have the same situation.

AbdelHamid Sakhi ,

The best app ever

I advice all people who wnt learn langages and cultures to use this great app


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Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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