HiNative - Language Learning

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About this app

Over 6.4 Million Users Worldwide!!

Have you ever wondered how to say "I love you" in another language? Find out on HiNative! Ask any questions about English, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, German, Italian, and over a hundred other languages and dialects. Get answers to your questions from native speakers in a matter of minutes.
Spread the language learning love by helping other users learn your native language.

Welcome to the friendliest, most helpful language learning community in the world, where you can ask whatever you want and learn for free.

The #1 online language learning app for language learners.
Over 5.4 million registered users worldwide.
Google Play's Best of 2019

Audio Uploads - Want to check your pronunciation? Curious about a certain area’s accent? Need some handy phrases for your upcoming trip abroad? Just record your questions and ask. Let the world hear you!

Correction Function - Have your writing corrected by native speakers!When you post in your target language, native speakers will show you natural ways to say what you want to say.
You can receive corrections to your messages with friends, work emails, journal entries, speeches, etc.

Search Function - Use the search function to find questions containing your search word and have the word translated by Google Translate at the same time.
Instantly search through the 14,000,000 (and counting) questions posted on HiNative to find the answer you are looking for.

Question Formats - Asking questions made simple. All you need to know are the words, phrases, or sentences that you need help with, and HiNative question formats will do the rest. We automatically translate your questions into other users’ native languages. Learn how to speak a language without knowing how to speak it in the first place!

Pictures - Not sure how to write something? No problem! Sometimes a picture is better than words. Upload images of signs, menus, labels, and even that rad Chinese character you’re considering getting a tattoo of. Just snap a picture and ask away!

Ask About Countries & Cultures - Traveling soon? Moving abroad? Ask natives the important questions that only locals can answer. Get information about local customs, famous landmarks, the cheapest (but tastiest) restaurants, or even opinions on current events. You can also ask questions which are not on a dictionary or translator!

Over 110 Languages to Learn - You can ask about English (US), Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Spain), French (France), Simplified Chinese (China), Russian, Arabic, Spanish (Mexico), Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Traditional Chinese (Taiwan), German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Thai, Ukrainian, Turkish, Vietnamese, English (UK), Spanish (Columbia), Polish, Norwegian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Klingon, and many more!
Unlike a dictionary, web search, or translation software, HiNative provides you with customized example sentences, responses to your follow-up questions, and tips to improve your pronunciation. Ask about vocabulary, how to write and speak, pronunciation, grammar, and get great tips from native speakers. You can even practice your listening comprehension!

HiNative brings the entire world to your fingertips, wherever you are. It’s never been this easy to connect, help, and learn. Try HiNative today and change the way you study languages for the better.


HiNative is run by the creators of Lang-8, one of the most popular language learning sites on the web, with over a million users worldwide.

Lang-8 - http://lang-8.com/


Please send feedback and comments to: support@hinative.com

Use HiNative on the Web at: https://hinative.com/

Come say Hi on:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hinative/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/HiNativeEN
Updated on
Feb 21, 2024

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
App activity and App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

44.3K reviews
Kendra Nichols
January 21, 2024
I think this app is really helpful for beginner up to expert level learners. Not only can you read answers to your questions, but in some cases, listen as well. For ex., I'm having a really hard time speaking the language I'm learning, though I can read it fairly easily. So, the audio portion of this app is super helpful to me. That said, I do think it is ridiculous that you have to have a paid subscription to hear 10sec audios on other questions when you can leave ones for free. Overall 4.7 ⭐️
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Lang-8, inc
January 24, 2024
Thank you for this feedback. The normal version of HiNative is 100% free to use. We also offer a Premium version that gives you a few extra tools to help you study, but it is completely optional. We will keep everyone's comments and opinions in mind as we continue development!
David Martin
December 2, 2023
I have so much fun making use of my knowledge in my native language. The internet usually brings out the worst in people. Conversely, with this app, I have so many authentically good and productive interactions with people. It fulfills a sense of usefulness. There are options for all kinds of teaching: correcting pronunciation, comparing words by definition, giving example sentences for words, and my personal favorite peer-review.
44 people found this review helpful
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Mark Smeltzer
May 13, 2020
The app works very well for what it's meant to do. My main complaint with the app is a lack of fast moderation. I've personally reported someone several times who was spamming the "questions about English" section, using it to try to contact someone who blocked him, and have yet to see any action taken. With that said the app, though imperfect, is very fun to use. Though some features are behind a "paywall" it does offer a refreshing amount of free content for a "freemium" app.
133 people found this review helpful
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Lang-8, inc
May 14, 2020
Thank you for your feedback! If you find any spam accounts and any suggestions for how we can improve it, please contact us at support@hinative.com.

What's new

Hi everyone! We've just finished version 12.4.0! We hope it will help you with your language studies.
We've fixed some minor problems and updated features. We hope you continue to enjoy using HiNative!