HypLern French Beginner Reader

Learn French just by reading.

Stories have manually added word for word translation so the meaning of the text is always and immediately available. This teaches you the more common words fast and easy. The App includes integrated practice for more difficult words.

Who Are We:

A terrific and enthousiastic team, dedicated to bringing you as much word for word literal plus idiomatically translated text, in as many languages as possible, in the coming years. Look out for updates on this piece of software with more functionality and more stories.

Translating word for word literally, and including idiomatically where necessary, is hard, painstaking work. However, to us, this project and the method we advocate mean that we can turn a language that is opaque to a beginner or even an advanced student into clear and easy learning material.


Our App is based on three elements to expand your mastery of the language fast and easy. Association by story, immediate availability of meaning and memorizing efficiency. Use the following method to attain new vocabulary fast:

1. Read the stories and re-read them until you know most of the words:

This is a fast process because there's no lookup time with the unique word-for-word literal plus idiomatic translations, and most words or their root forms occur more than once, so you'll start recognizing them already after the first read.

If looking at (yes, not up) our word-for-word translation costs one second, and looking up a word in a dictionary costs a minute, it means our method is 60 times faster.

2. Then focus on the remaining words that you still don't know by adding them to your wordlist:

The spaced repetition practice in the My Words section, and the direct links to the words on the pages support memorization of the more difficult words.

Where a google or dictionary translation might be 50% off track where it concerns the correct meaning in context and conjugation of low frequency words, the manually added literal word-for-word translation is 100% correct.

This means that on top of being much faster, you're memorizing two times more efficiently than with any other method.
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What's New

Added option to tweak interlinear line height and position in Menu "Advanced" setting. Added option to set color for interlinear text. Added option to toggle between interlinear, interlinear on-demand and pop-up settings in Menu "Switch Format" setting. Added option to toggle between manual audio, automatic audio and all audio configuration in Menu "Switch Format" setting. Enlarged buttons.
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Additional Information

Eligible for Family Library
Eligible if bought after 7/2/2016. Learn More
August 10, 2016
Current Version
Requires Android
4.0 and up
Content Rating
Offered By
Bermuda Word
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