It is very good for beginners learning. And free of charge!!! The pc has the additional grammar explanation whereas the app does not. It would be smarter to reduce the tests on words you already know well focusing on the ones you do not. I'd prefer less isolated word testing and more sentences in context. Only speaking option would be nice for walkers. Some sentences are weird, a native speaker would never express him- or herself that way.
It is a useful app for learning extra words and gaining the odd phrase that could be useful in some small situations. It would much better if it points out extra things a bit like babbel does. One thing in the Portuguese is, the fact that it thinks obrigada/obrigado are thank you/thanks respectively. (They are thank you for women/men). Not the only time, where it doesn't recognise the masculine and feminine form. All I say is use it but with extra caution and learn from other sources as well.
I really like the ease of use. Even better is the newer feature of being able to link your fluency level with LinkedIn. My 8 year old even enjoys the experience. It's made him more interested in learning another language. He got excited about purchasing idioms with the Lingots. It is good quality time spent with him doing something constructive.
In fact I love this app, but 4 stars seem more appropriate than 5. I have an impression that the spaced repetition algorithm is still not working properly although it was reported quite a long time ago (Year? Two?). Keeping my fingers crossed and feel free to contact me for a more detailed feedback.
My first review was pretty downbeat. I now understand it much better. Am on a nearly 90 streak. Have discovered the comments area. Am using it for two languages and I am now wedded to it. It is my go to language tutor and practice place and I find it addictive and essential. I really like the immersive approach. However I don't like losing a point from my fluency percent for no explained reason. This has happened twice although percent recovered in each case a couple of days later. I am using the free version and have no problems with the ads. I do think the pro version is far far too expensive to contemplate. You could lower the price significantly and gain subscribers without losing revenue.
Very good app, great usability and very user friendly. Only issue is sometimes you can get stuck on a translation and it wont provide any alternative so you have to start over. Also it doesn't allow for many grammar errors even if its clear that you partly know the word. speech activities do not seem to work either.
Various bug fixes and perf—OMG WE JUST LAUNCHED A CHINESE COURSE.
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