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.



Premium features include the following.

1: Play every voice answer, even those posted in response to other users’ questions. This gives you even more opportunity to hear native speakers pronounce the language you’re learning.

2: Use bookmarks to gather your favorite questions and answers into a simple, searchable list. Never lose track of important questions.

3: Receive 10 Premium tickets per month to help your questions stand out. Questions asked with a ticket stick to the top of the question feed, get highlighted, and receive more answers on average.

4: Search. Everything’s better with search. Search your old questions and bookmarks to find the information you want, faster.

5: Follow any question that you’re interested in. You’ll receive notifications when anyone responds to a question you follow. This makes it easier to stay up-to-date with the questions you really care about.

6: If a feature you want isn’t listed above, email us at, and we’ll see what we can do :)

Payment information:

Premium Subscriptions cost $11.40 USD per month.

- Payment will be charged to a user’s iTunes Account upon confirmation of purchase.

- Subscription will renew automatically unless Auto-Renewal is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period.

- A user’s account will be charged for the following month if their subscription is not cancelled 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period.

- Subscriptions may be managed by the user, and Auto-Renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.

- Subscriptions for the current month cannot be canceled.

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What's New

Version 8.8.0

Performed bug fixes and feature updates.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

746 Ratings

746 Ratings

Love it!~ I have a suggestion though!


As the title says, I love this app! It works smoothly for me and even though I'm not paying monthly (I'm considering it), I stil have access to a lot of great featured! Answers and replies are quick and it's a joy to learn other languages as I help others learn as well! One suggestion I think a lot of users could benefit from is a HiNative chatroom and the ability to add friends. I'm meeting a lot of great people from around the world that I would love to add as friends and keep in touch with (without having to whip out social media). A chatroom could be a bunch of public chatrooms made for users to practice chatting in the languages they want to learn without having to do it under asked questions. I know some users who simply want to work on speaking and writing to others in conversation. Keep up the good work on the app!

Great potential, still needs work


App is not quite there yet quality-wise: notifications seem unreliable, there are some weird artifacts when switching apps (bottom bar gets hidden), and it’s frequently slow.

However the community is there, you do get answers to your questions fairly quickly. The devs seems to have gotten greedy, some basic functionality like searching for past answers or bookmarking questions is behind an in-app subscription.

All in all I hope this does well, the idea is pretty great.

Excellent and innovative!

Kaito Nakahara

This app is seriously excellent. I've never seen such an effective and innovative method before. It's straightforward, just ask and then you'll have your answer explained by a person who will really try to help. It's also very attractive aesthetically talking. As a teen, this app makes me wanna come and check often. In love with it :)


Lang-8, Inc.
122.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
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In-App Purchases
  1. HiNative Premium Monthly Sale $9.99
  2. HiNative Premium Monthly plan $9.99
  3. HiNative Premium Yearly plan $83.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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