Memrise: speak a new language

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About this app

Memrise will help you confidently:

❤️ Connect with your partner and their family
✈️ Have a better time while travelling
💡 Sharpen your mind
📖 Prepare for an exam
💼 Connect with work colleagues
🎨 Better understand different cultures

How do we help you have conversations?

1) Choose from hundreds of real-life scenarios related to your goals.
2) Build vocab by learning relevant words & phrases the locals actually use.
3) Practice listening to native speaker videos using what you’ve just learned. 4) Then build confidence speaking in private with your AI language tutor.

😎 Tailored to your language level ability
💪 Challenging but not overwhelming

What will you learn?

From day one, you’ll get to pick from our 100’s of vocabulary lessons, native speaker videos and AI conversation practice with topics including… 

- Introductions and greetings
- Organising a holiday activity
- Meeting the in-laws
- Talking about your favorite books
- Learning about the cultural dos and don'ts
- Booking a table for dinner
- Preparing for a job interview
- Most common words in the language
- Discussing about the news + 100s more practical scenarios

⭐ Helping 70+ million learners speak confidently
⭐ 190,00 4.6 star ratings
⭐ Featured in BBC World Service, Forbes, The Verge, The Financial Times, Android Authority and more

What other learners are saying

★★★★★ "I've been using Memrise for about two years, studying European Portuguese. I have the paid version - it's a solid learning tool, and it has been my primary resource ever since got it. I find the Learn with Locals feature to be especially useful, more so as my Portuguese improves. My wife and I spent a couple of weeks in Portugal a few months ago, and we were able to handle all of our transactions - stores, restaurants, markets, car rental, etc!" -Voloúre

★★★★★ "I have been using this app for one year to learn Chinese and recommend it. I live in China and using this app has helped me to expand the vocabulary I pick up in my daily life and improve my pronunciation by seeing the pinging tones and by listening to two different speakers model and teach the vocabulary. " - Beth Williams

★★★★★ "My Fiancé is Portuguese so I wanted to learn their language to communicate easily. Over the year I can now string small sentences together. I don't think I could of done it without the help of Memrise." - Lewis Williams

Need to speak a new language soon? Get the practice you need with Memrise Pro

Memrise Pro ✓ Unlock all vocab lessons ✓ Unlock all native speaker videos ✓ Unlimited speaking practice ✓ Ad free

Compare with our Free Plan - Limited vocab lessons - Limited videos and conversations ✕ Ad free

Download our app for free and start learning with Memrise today: Learn French 🇫🇷, Spanish (Spain) 🇪🇸, Spanish (Mexico) 🇲🇽, German 🇩🇪, Korean 🇰🇷, Japanese 🇯🇵, Japanese (no script) 🇯🇵, Turkish 🇹🇷, Italian 🇮🇹, Chinese (simplified) 🇨🇳, Dutch 🇳🇱, Portuguese (Portugal) 🇵🇹, Portuguese (Brazil) 🇧🇷, Russian 🇷🇺, Swedish 🇸🇪, Norwegian 🇳🇴, Polish 🇵🇱, Danish 🇩🇰, Slovenian 🇸🇮, Icelandic 🇮🇸, Yoruba 🇳🇬, Mongolian 🇲🇳, English (UK) 🇬🇧 and English (US)!

*PLEASE READ: A Memrise Pro subscription is required in order to access all our learning features. These features may vary depending on your device's language and language pair. Once purchased, subscriptions will automatically renew unless cancelled before the end of the current payment period. Subscriptions can be managed or cancelled in your Google Play Store account. In-app Permissions – To enable some of the features of the Memrise app we may need to ask for your permission. For example, we'll ask to access your microphone if you'd like to practice your pronunciation skills. You can change permissions at any time in your settings.

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Updated on
Nov 22, 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
Personal info and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 6 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

1.42M reviews
Mickey Gibson
November 22, 2023
I'm changing my review to reflect the new version. I still love having the native speakers to listen to. And the new format of videos can be fun to listen to for a time or two but that is seriously the only thing that works without multiple glitches! It no longer even tracks your progress in the scenarios. Instead, it starts you with the very first lesson every time. It is no longer worth paying for. I'm giving up and canceling my subscription.
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November 26, 2023
Really sorry to hear you're experiencing this issue. Can you please contact us in the app (Profile - Settings - Help) or at and send us more details, incl. device type, app version and any useful screenshots or recordings? We'll look into what might be causing this. Many thanks, Memrise team
Pattie Sue Green
November 26, 2023
Memrise *WAS* an incredible app for learning vocabulary and a very appreciated part of my language learning efforts. However, recent changes and lack of support for user-generated courses and the proliferation of AI content on the app narrowed it scope to beginner vocabulary only, less individual control of the learning experience, and a lot more flashiness. I miss the original version of the app and after paying for a lifetime membership, it feels like a horrid bait-and-switch.
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Timothy Favorite
September 22, 2023
Overall memrise is fantastic learning software. The pacing is good, they give you literal translations which really helps you understand the language. They also have recordings of locals speaking so you can develop an ear for the language. The only thing I dislike are how long the "speed courses" can be. They start out at 10 questions, which is fine, but the last one I did was still going at 50. You're allowed 3 wrong, and then you fail the session, losing your progress, not a good use of time
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What's new

Bug fixes? Sure, there you go!
App improvements? Voilà, don’t mention it!
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