Umi - Learn a Language

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44 reviews
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this app

Spanish, Japanese, English Available NOW

The most effective way to learn language vocabulary! Forget mnemonics, learn from real situations. Remembering is easy!

Scientifically backed method; natural exposure with short videos is the best way to gain REAL comprehension.

Learn how babies learn - by immersing in the language. No textbooks. No boring lectures. No grammar exercises.

Learn Japanese from native speakers! Understand how Japanese talk in real life situations. Learn over 5000 words from 500 videos, all real people talking naturally. 5000 words is enough to gain conversational fluency.

Umi makes it easy! Gain the skill and confidence to use Japanese in the real world. Improve your listening, reading, and vocabulary to fluency and have fun doing it!

Why Umi?

- Scientific: based on the "input hypothesis" from famous linguist Stephen Krashen, Umi brings the most effective method to your hands.
- It's Fun! Learn while watching fun, short clips, not teachers lecturing or doing boring workbook drills. Never lose motivation.
- Real Situations. Learn Japanese you'll actually use by watching real native speaker videos.
- We make it easy. Videos are at your level. Look up any word you don't understand. Rewatch as many times as you need. Get context explanations.
- Remember Forever. With our flashcards, we make sure you never forget. Flashcards all come with video clips from where you learned the word.
- 0 to 5000: Umi takes you farther than any other app. Follow our path and hit your goals!

Start learning today with the revolutionary immersion method, and actually achieve fluency!
Updated on
Feb 3, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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44 reviews
September 24, 2022
I think it's a good start to a good app, and I feel as far as content it's going in the right direction. However I can't say I'm not disappointed with being walled by premium subscription for lessons as tbh the app doesn't provide enough content nor does it seemed anywhere near finished to justify a subscription yet. Keep up the good work and maybe I'll change my mind on getting a sub in the future!
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September 27, 2022
Hey there, sorry to hear you didn't have a great experience. We're adding a lifetime subscription to compensate for the lack of content. It should be out soon!
Lia-Stefania Stiubei
January 25, 2023
Please, if you teach japanese, start with the alphabet, in a script that's easily recognized. It's incredibly unhelpful if all the answers are written in Hiragana, when a beginner can't even tell the difference between that and Katakana, and worse, your version of Hiragana is incredibly hard to read for a beginner who has to look online to find the translation for each character. The characters don't match. Please do something to fix this.
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January 26, 2023
Working on that Lia-Stefania! Sorry it was too difficult. Will let you know when we have a good solution in place.
Nadji adkins
January 17, 2023
It's like pay or go away,I got stuck on the first level because it contains 98 words out of 100, and you can't open the next level until you finish the previous one, I think that's intentional.
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January 17, 2023
Can you re-check the app now? This bug is fixed. You may have lost some progress, we apologize for that. But now all levels are unlocked just fine.

What's new

Improved lessons! Learn much more from each lesson