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Start with easy beginner lessons but quickly progress into learning from real, compelling content. 1000s of hours of lessons, podcasts, audiobooks, interviews and more, all with transcript. LingQ even lets you import and learn from any content you find on the web! Start your language journey today!

Listen and follow along in the text. Look up and save new words and phrases to your personal database. Track which words you know and which words are new to you. Watch your vocabulary and your avatar grow! Track all your learning activities including listening time, words of reading and more.

Review and learn your new vocabulary in context and using our proprietary SRS review tools. Register your account and have your data synced to our web application so you can study on the web along with on multiple devices. The LingQ app also lets you work offline and syncs up when you get back online. This lets you take advantage of dead time and short breaks throughout the day to spend more time with your new language.

No other app will take you as far. LingQ will take you all the way to fluency!

* 1000’s of hours of downloadable audio files all with transcript
* Look up and save new vocabulary using multiple integrated dictionary resources
* Review vocabulary using SRS review system
* Track how many words you know, which words are new & which you are learning
* Keep all your learning statistics including listening and reading time
* Use Playlist to easily play and shuffle all your current lessons
* Sync word data, playlist data and lesson data to the web and across devices
* Study offline and update data when back online
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* Manage all your saved vocabulary
* See your learning targets and measure your progress
* Watch your avatar grow as your language grows
* Study all available languages: English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, Swedish, Korean, Dutch, Polish and Greek. (Activate additional beta languages through our web version: Norwegian, Latin, Esperanto, Ukrainian, Czech, Romanian, Arabic, Finnish, Hebrew, Turkish. These languages will then be accessible on the app.)

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Version 4.3.10

Bug fixes and performance improvements

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307 Ratings

Magical flash cards


Imagine a deck of flashcards with magical powers and you have LingQ, which I have been using for about two years now, growing my Italian vocabulary to over 13,000 words. I can use it both on my Mac computer and my iPhone. I looked at other similar services but none of them came close to the thorough, imaginative way that LingQ works. There are lots of materials to read for whatever level you’re on—or you can enter your own texts. Reading and listening, you mark the words you don’t know and forget the rest. The marked words then pop up in your daily reviews until you mark them as learned.

It’s an ambitious program and improvements show up regularly. Occasionally I’ve had a problem making my account work the way it should, but the help department has been able to solve it for me.

May Just be the Best App for Language Learning


I've been using a number of apps to learn Dutch. Duolingo, Memrise, and AccelaStudy as well as a few others. They've all been great in different ways. But none of them give you an immersive experience like LingQ. It has been so much easier to improve my reading and listening being able to follow along as the lessons are spoken. The import feature is really great, allowing you to import news articles too.

It has blown me away so far and I can't wait to use it from the beginning of a language once I finish Dutch.

Help what is happening


Here’s what I thought this app was:
Access books and movies and videos and whatnot in the language you want to learn! If you find good ones on other sites you can import them! Learning Spanish? Listen to pop songs from Spain! Read this article from this Mexican magazine! Etc etc etc

Here’s what I think the app is (not sure because it’s such a confusing set up):
There’s nowhere where you can choose the type or genre of media you’re looking for. There’s only a “feed” like a newsfeed of random... articles?! Liked by randos?? I’m not sure. When I click on them it shows me text in Spanish. But... there’s usually no context. It makes no sense.

Maybe I’m not getting it or that wasn’t the point. But I think the app should add a search function or ask you what content you like or something!! The concept is really great, it’s execution is confusing.

Feel free to give me tips devs

Developer Response

Yes, you should be able to access books, podcasts, articles, songs. Not movies or videos for the most part although there are some videos and you can import movie scripts if you can find them. Yes, the Feed shows you lessons that other users at your level are using. Make sure you set your level correctly in the settings. To import, you can either choose some of the media articles mixed into your Feed, or, find a news site yourself and use the LingQ extension in the iOS share menu to import into LingQ. I'm not sure what you mean by "no context" when you have opened a lesson from the Feed. You can tap and hold or tap the ... menu for any lesson in the Feed to get more background information. Or, once you have opened a lesson, check the menu for this information. Otherwise, the lessons can be on wide range of subjects. Normally, there are more options to choose from once out of the Beginner material.
There is a search function at the top of the Feed. Search there for topics, content type or accent. You can also do this in the Library tab.
Sorry for the confusion. We are working to improve the discover-ability of content.


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112.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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