Learn French, Spanish, German, Russian and English with the world's most innovative language learning app.

Our app personalizes the learning experience for you, adapting to how your memory works best, bringing up the words you need at the right time so it is more likely to stay in your long-term memory.

Try it today and learn French, Spanish, German, Russian, and English – fast.

- Adapts to your level in real time
- Learn the most relevant and practical vocabulary (5,000+ words)
- Real-world contexts in sentences created by language specialists
- Context-aware grammar hints and exercises
- Native-sounding virtual voice (Unlimited only)
- Speech recognition for hands-free learning
- Track and measure your progress
- Cosmos – dark mode!



Spanish - 5,934 words (3,000 for free users); Focus Courses: A Holiday in Spain, Talking Football
French - 5,093 words (3,000 for free users); Focus Course: A Weekend in Paris
German - 4,723 words (3,000 for free users); Focus Course: Talking Football
Russian - 4,462 words (3,000 for free users);

Special Estonian 100 Year Celebration Course! (100 words)
If you are planning a trip to Estonia, this mini-course will give you the vocabulary and cultural know how to fit right in.

Our 40+ linguists, scientists, and developers have combined the latest research in machine learning with our industry-leading language courses. Grow your vocabulary and learn a language faster than ever with Lingvist’s cutting-edge tech. Start learning a language today!

To support users from all over the world, Lingvist is available in 11 different languages: English, eesti, Français, русский, Deutsch, Español, Português, 日本語, 简体中文, and 繁體中文.



Our founder, Mait, started Lingvist while working as a nuclear physicist at CERN in Switzerland. He'd lived in the French-speaking part of the country for years and wanted to expand his social life, but he always found conventional methods a little unengaging and too slow. He needed a better way to learn French – so, he created a prototype, began learning French, took a high-school language exam, and passed with a strong grade.

Today’s Lingvist is the result of that original idea and its basic principles – and we’ve come a long way since then. Founded in Estonia, we now have over 1 million users and a super-talented and friendly team across offices in Tallinn, London, Berlin, and Tokyo.

We believe anyone can learn a language in a fast and effective way.



A subscription to Lingvist Unlimited will give you unlimited access to all learning features.
On the free version, your daily cards, new words, access to learning challenges, and other areas of the app may be limited.

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You can choose between subscriptions with a duration of 1, 3, or 12 months.

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What’s New

Version 2.26

Bug fixes and general performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1K Ratings
1K Ratings
Emax3729 ,

Please read, devs

I downloaded Lingvist a few days ago because I have a passion for learning languages, and there are very few resources for learning Estonian out there. I was almost immediately put down from the very limited word and phrase count, after having searched for months on end. From what I’ve heard, Lingvist is an Estonian-made app, and so I can imagine it wouldn’t be very hard to teach a comprehensive Estonian course for English speakers. After thinking about alternatives for a while, finding none, I decided I’d make the most out of what I had. I started learning for a while, but then, I came across a banner saying I had 48 hours until my trial ended. What? I understand that you need to tax people for your blood sweat and tears while making this app, but you’re cutting off my lifeline to a slowly dying language that I would expect you (developers) would want to revive like the Duolingo-Irish relationship. You have no idea how sad I was to think that there was no way I could look back at the words I learned in 48 hours and many more disappointments. Please, I’m completely fine with you being no better than the crap Rosetta Stone pulls on the world, simultaneously lowering potential for attracting users, but PLEASE, save Estonian !!!

Ce12_2007 ,

Amazing app

I very rarely leave reviews, in fact this is probably the second or third review I have left since I first got an apple device years ago, but I wanted other people int he app store to know that this app is extremely helpful, especially used in conjunction with a few other key apps like ‘pronounce’ and ‘lingq’. Together, all of these utilize multiple aspects of the language learning process to help you learn and retain the information. This app specifically is my favorite though, in just two session of about 20 minutes a piece, I have already seen a drastic improvement in my vocabulary retention. Even further, this app helps you with word forms, grammar and even explains some concepts that would be confusing to a new learner. The only thing I wish this app would include is the ability to utilize the enhanced siri/speech voices (like the ‘pronounce’ app does); utilizing the enhanced voices makes listening comprehension a lot easier, but either way, this app is absolutely amazing and an indispensable supplement for second language acquisition.

runkasnorkraka ,

Nice, minimal language learning app

I’m between a high 3 and a 4.

It’s a beautiful, simple to use language learning app with a minimal interface that allows me to focus on the content. I love that aspect. The current release does has somewhat ugly grey shading over the action buttons which were not there before. Seems like an error to me?

I also love the new slow Spanish news addition!

Top request of mine:
The ability to turn off the word length visibility on each card sentence. This was very helpful in the beginning but now I’m seeing I can almost guess the word based on the length alone. Removing that visual hint would give me a better challenge at this stage. This would make it a 5 star app for me.

Minor requests:
The progression is well paced, though I do see occasional “bursts” of new words which inevitably I trip up on in following days. Maybe those could be eased in a little better. 20 new words at a go is difficult to keep pace with if introduced multiple days in a row. This can be discouraging.

Wish the top 5 most practiced was targeted at trouble words. My top 5 are words I practice often, but I also get them correct often too. I don’t see the words I have trouble with as I would expect.

Wish there was Latin American Spanish but I appreciate the options available so far.


Lingvist Technologies OU
56.5 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Estonian, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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