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With Memrise, language learning’s a game—the irresistible kind that anyone can pick up and play. It teaches you everyday words and phrases—perfect for your next trip abroad—and reinforces them with fun quizzes and playful images. We get an awesome sense of progress every time we use it.

Annoyingly Effective


This is coming from someone who has studied Japanese in college. I decided to use this to review and hopefully learn some new things. If you already know a good amount of Japanese already just skip to Japanese 2. The Japanese at this level is still fairly basic but it provides a lot of Kanji to learn and vocabulary as well. I think the key part of this app that may benefit a lot of people is its heavy use of vocals, which includes *some* examples from native speakers as well. Most of the vocal examples are slow and chopped up which would help break things down for new learners, but your key examples of how you should speak come from the short clips of actual Japanese people. The greatest (and yet annoying) part of this app is just how much you review material. Every time you have a lesson where you learn something new, you will have like 2 lessons of review before you learn something else. I say it’s annoying because I already know a lot so I don’t feel like I need to review things a million times, but in all honesty this method drills the knowledge into your brain effectively. If you want to get the most out of this make sure you repeat back everything you hear so you can learn it faster and retain it. Solid app so far.

What I was missing with Duolingo - but too pricy


I love Duolingo and use it every day, but I find some languages on the app are better set up than others. When I started learning Danish, I kept using it as obsessively as I had with other languages, but I found that something was missing. Memrise fills in the gap with native speakers in brief clips, reinforcing the correct pronunciation I’d been struggling with mastering on the Duolingo app. It’s also so helpful to see phrases and words in repetition on this app, which helps enormously with memorizing new words. I’m going to use both of these apps in tandem and I’m extremely excited to start using Memrise as part of my daily routine and to try out other languages on the app as well. I’m only on level two but I love it so far!

EDIT: However, I think it is incredibly pricy for the limited amount of words that are available. The highest level will get you some elementary vocabulary, but 60 a year or 9 dollars a month is just far too expensive for something that does not get you in depth understanding of the language. It is set up incredibly well but until the developers offer a higher level of fluency and additional levels I can’t imagine myself paying for it, which is very disappointing.


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