Learn Languages with Memrise

Learn Languages with Memrise

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-05-20
  • Current Version: 2.4.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 142.70 MB
  • Developer: Memrise
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 134 858


Have fun while learning a language with Memrise! The more you enjoy learning, the more (and quicker) you will learn. This is why entertainment mixed with real-life, relevant content is at the very core of the Memrise language learning experience. Learn French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, German, Korean, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, Danish, Swedish, Polish, Norwegian, Turkish and Dutch. ------ Best of 2016 iPad App of the Year - Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark ------ Do you want to connect with the world? Get ready for your next trip or adventure abroad? Improve your grammar? Then join our community of over 30 million language learners and develop real-life language skills through a rich variety of easy-to-use games and over 30,000 native speaker videos. Learning a new language has never been so simple! - OBJECT RECOGNITION: Explore the world around you and learn new vocab on the go. Scan your surroundings and snap a pic. Save images and the snapped object’s name in your chosen language. - Learn with Locals: Real people helping you learn real, everyday language in context. - A variety of exciting interactive games to learn and practice: Speed Review, Listening Skills, Difficult Words, Classic Review… - Pronunciation guide: Speak like a local by recording and comparing your pronunciation with locals. - Offline mode: Put your language skills to the test whenever and wherever is convenient for you. - Daily goals: Learn as many or as few words a day as you like, Memrise is tailored to you. Why learn a new language with Memrise? For our international team, nothing is more special than the ability to connect with new countries and cultures through language, and we want to share this with you! This is why we only teach useful, everyday words and phrases that enable you to have real conversations with real people. How? Our talented linguists and language experts work side-by-side with our world-class team of developers to create the very best language courses and games that are simple, enjoyable and accessible to everyone. Download the Memrise language learning app and start your language journey now. ----------------------- PLEASE NOTE: You will need a Memrise subscription in order to access all courses and features. Courses available may vary depending on the language of your device. • Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase • Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Renewal prices are as follows: One-month subscription for $8.99 Three-month subscription for $18.99 Twelve-month subscription for $59.99 Lifetime subscription for $179.99 • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication • Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase ----------------------- Privacy Policy: https://www.memrise.com/privacy/ Terms of Use: https://www.memrise.com/terms/



  • “Free” lessons are locked

    By 👻nicole
    I really love the app but cant progress to new words without hitting a pay wall that isn't there on the android version. Many other users have this same issue. Can access them on desktop version but even after they are completed, they cannot be opened on the app.
  • Cautiously Optimistic

    By Island Life
    Update: Back to four stars since Memrise finally decided to listen to its users and has committed to providing a separate app (Decks) that will have community created content and provided offline access. If you want to brush up on your vocab while traveling abroad you won’t be forced to eat up expensive data. It shouldn’t take a torches and pitchforks level community uprising to get a discussion going when major changes are announced that would alter the core of the app, but here we are. So far, Memrise is a solid language learning app. I just hope it doesn’t destroy itself like so many others have. ——————————— Old Review: MY QUESTION REMAINS - Will Pro Members from Memrise be subjected to ads on Decks? It’s bad enough that Memrise is hoisting user generated content to a website and killing offline downloads for the content that subscribers have PAID for, but if they try forcing ads on us to use content we’ve already purchased, they deserve nothing but one star reviews. So, answer the question: Will Decks be truly “free” or will it be ad-supported? What happens to Pro Subscribers IF you do decide to monetize? Your users deserve a clear answer! I’m truly tempted to request a refund if these changes hit as expected and others should too. We PAID for offline access and it is being TAKEN AWAY! So disgusted with these canned responses that I don’t even want to open the app. The new Memrise app needs to be mindblowingly awesome to excuse this major change — removing content and making it unavailable offline and having no app from which to access it is not “just a minor change”. Having seen some of the bizarre ideas Memrise has had in the past (I’m looking at you weird little alien) no one should expect the changes to be good. Updates should IMPROVE apps not make them worse. 😕 ———— Older review: Will Pro Subscriptions be honored on Decks? I purchased a lifetime subscription to Memrise and use some community created courses. I do not want to pay again just because Memrise took this content and transferred it to another site (with no app available!!!). If Decks is “free”, then does my lifetime subscription remove the ads that will no doubt be present in Decks? This question needs to be answered. And if the answer is unsatisfactory, then refunds need to happen. Let your biggest supporters know what on earth is going on. 😟 This is so freaking disappointing and I won’t be recommending Memrise anymore if they do go through with this completely unwelcome move.
  • Foreign exchange student

    By Riggsp
    This is a very helpful app. I am in middle school and a new girl had come into my class. She started speaking Spanish, I had no idea what to say because I only knew how to say hello!! But now I can speak to her in full sentences.
  • Moving to Decks

    By prgmctan
    All user created courses are moving to a new service called Decks. Unfortunately, they’re not making an app, so you won’t be able to learn offline. As good as mobile optimized websites can be, they’re no replacement for native apps. My lifetime pro membership feels bad now, but it was good while it lasted. Edit: they’re making an app 🎉
  • Wow

    By Beejudy
    Learning Japanese, love this app right away. Camera and chat features are very cool. I feel like I’m learning to speak real, usable phrases
  • Easy

    By sosochewy
    Usually learn using Duolingo. This app has way more languages to choose from and it much easier.
  • I want to make and see mems

    By Udokotela
    How long does it take to get it through to you the internet sight gives more then the app no one cares about cameras I need to see people’s mems it helps That desktop app better have that option at I’ll give you a one star instead of four and then I’ll delete the app and toss this device into the pool after smashing it with a hammer and throwing it in the fire we’re it’ll melt away all evidence of me ever supporting this ap app mwarahhahahahaha🤯😡😠😈 You do relive that I was being sarcastic right😉 I appreciate what you guys are doing god bless😊
  • Eh

    By krocks668
    Should be free
  • As a student...

    By buunny037
    I’m trying to learn some basic Korean in anticipation of taking a college course, but I can’t get past the first 12 words without paying. I can’t afford the high prices demanded for premium. The app boasts free language learning, but locks anything beyond the very basics behind payment. Not fair or genuine.
  • Community Content will be hobbled

    By Kamface
    I’ve enjoyed and paid for this app for a while, but I’ve just been told that all community-created courses — which is to say, the vast majority of the courses available, and the majority of the courses that I use — will be removed from the app shortly and placed on a website with far less functionality. This is extremely disappointing. I am hurt that MemRise will remove these useful courses while I and many others are in the middle of learning from them. I am not convinced that the few remaining MemRise-created courses are high enough quality to justify the continued use of the app. ETA — while I do not appreciate the response sent to my review, which falsely implies that the Decks website was originally designed to have anywhere near the functionality of MemRise (as their announcements made clear, it was not), I do appreciate that they have listened to the customer outrage over this decision and made a better decision. Decks will now be designed to have an app with offline mode (a crucial feature for many users, such as myself) and community courses will be able to remain on MemRise while the app is being developed. Changing my review to 5 stars.
  • Good

    By quanghuymang
  • Awesome

    By kidpool0527
    I love to speak French and I also speak Spanish.
  • It really improves

    By bshfhksiejee
    This app really improves you language skill. J am learning Spanish and I learned about 5-10 new words in a week or less.
  • How my life is going with this app

    By emerald music
    I’m a starter at this but just a few words in and I’m already kinda learning how to say words goma woyo for this app
  • Decks App & Memrise!!!!

    By cricket3788
    Thank you so much for letting us stay on the Memrise app until the decks app is up and running!!!!!! This has been very helpful for my welsh course! Thank you for listening to your users!!!! This is why you’re different from the rest!!!!!!
  • Used to love this app

    By Txvis
    I used to use this app to learn and now you made it so that you have to pay to access any of the content. You’ve lost a user. 👎
  • Awesome app for learning a new language

    By TanitaBolivia
    Awesome app for learning new language
  • Useful review, NO LONGER FREE.

    By LanguageLearnerEnthusiast
    I’m only writing this review because of recent events. Normally I wouldn’t write a review if an app was good or bad. When I first got this app, I had the intention of learning Japanese. Then I switched to Korean. I really enjoyed this app for the learning process. This would help you learn common phrases. This app was amazing compared to others and especially duolingo. I was satisfied with what was provided. This app would always ask “On a scale from 1-10, how would you recommend this app to your friends?” I would always put 10, because I really thought they would enjoy it and find it helpful. Recently I recommended this app to a friend. She really enjoyed it and found it useful. When she wanted to move on to the next lesson, she was bombarded with ads to purchase plans. So she deleted the app. Now she got the app again, thinking it was just an apparent bug, and was fixed. She comes to find that you completely need to purchase a plan, unlike before. THIS IS ONLY FOR NEW USERS. Which is completely unfair. We got this app because classes are expensive and other apps aren’t as helpful. If we wanted to purchase plans, we could have just gotten Rosetta Stone.
  • Simple but effective

    By Tat2inDego
    So far I’m enjoying this app. Beginning vocab is actually pretty fun. Seems like it’ll be a good way to kill time when I’m bored
  • Great app but...

    By otibbetts
    It has kept me on the same review for months, kinda getting sick of foods. All in all the app is pretty good for teaching, I’m just patiently waiting for more things to learn👍😂
  • Great way to memorize vocabulary.

    By profaneintervention
    I use Memrise in tandem with other language apps (Babbel, Duolingo), which all have different strengths. As the name implies, the beauty of Memrise is in the way it helps with rote memorization of new words and phrases. They've just begun incorporating little grammar lessons as well, will be interesting to see how the app develops. Recommended as part of a well-rounded language-learning arsenal.
  • السعر

    By لقى
    احس ان السعر مبالغه فيه
  • Another subscription!

    By 35madscientist
    I hate these subscriptions that apps are doing now. I may just delete all of them and not have any, though over a period of years, I’ve enjoyed using them and I haven’t minded paying for them, even if some have been a little pricey. But I don’t even know what some of the subscriptions ARE now—there are descriptions of weekly, monthly, and yearly plans, and I understand that. But there are other ones for different prices, and no description for those—on this one and others. It’s ridiculous. Why not change for certain things, like a certain amount of lessons or something different...? It just seems like a waste of money.
  • Great app

    By Infer321
    Was good 2 years ago when I downloaded, still good today.
  • Regards

    By marjjjjjjoon
  • Change translation language

    By 57489389456852SAMYsamy
    How can i change translation language?
  • i like it realy great

    By Ftoun
    So easy i enjoy and learn new words!!!
  • Girl wanted to learn Korean and it help thank you so much

    By Dolina❤️
    I love this app it is free and it help too much I was just new to Korean so I learn a lot of things that are and any language that you want to learn make sure you need to watch a lot of movie like if you want to learn Korean watch a lot of Korean movie just Incase so you can learn I really in joy this app cause I need to take language so I can graduate and right now I learn Korean for only one month thank you so much
  • Great

    By Jung koo
    This works great because now I can respond back and understand what my friend says in French (and other languages) And this meant I installed this app and fired my tutor for a reason I love this! You should get it
  • Getting started fast

    By SNacar09
    It was getting me really started on French and after 7 months I know all the words
  • Naryam

    By hanedaniyan
  • Fantastic App to reminding the words

    By AminEshtiaghi
    I really enjoy using this app while it helping me to remember all the words which it learnt to me.
  • Amazing language app!

    By Eyesonthemoon
    This app will get you speaking in a matter of just a few minutes. I’ve never seen anything like it before. I didn’t speak a word of French but after using Memrise in just 5 minutes I can speak French. This is one of the best and quickest language apps around 👍
  • Really good but there’s a catch

    By Gehegegv
    I learned a lot more russian than i did using duolingo. I was excited to learn more until i finish level 1 and needed to play a pretty hefty amount of money ($30-$60) to go further. I’m not going to spend that much on this app because im poor, but i cant say the same for everyone.
  • My favorite app ever❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    By hfcsvgsffgbey
    I love it
  • Buggy

    By RealLifeInApps
    Latest several versions retain a bug that cuts of final letters in review mode - making the app functionally unusable until this is fixed. Have reported, but several updates released since that perpetuate this bug.
  • Спасибо

    By гасавиль
    Очень удобно и полезно !
  • This is extremely useful English vocab .Tnx 🙏🏻🙏🏻

    By faezeh mi
    This is extremely useful English vocab .Tnx 🙏🏻🙏🏻
  • Enjoying!!

    By RRennie61
    Am enjoying this app, probably Going to buy in, just a trial now and have learned six words already. Thanks 👍🏽
  • Please Add “Learn with the Locals” to Arabic

    By Brad8978
    This is a great app. I just wish they would add more stuff to the Arabic language. Specifically, the learning with the locals part.
  • Me gustaría poder estudiar cuando no tengo conexión a internet sería una muy buena opción

    By dom0705
  • Love the app

    By Madison B. Anderson
    Very helpful and makes me motivated to keep going. It doesn’t put you down for not remembering words it just goes over it again. Love the way it keeps my attention, I have a very short attention span. 💜💜
  • Not as good as others

    By Bob Sagoat
    Memrise is a very attractive app, initially. The little alien that is with you the first couple parts of section 1 is adorable and interesting as you watch it evolve. Before you even finish part 1 say au revoir to it because that little dude will never be seen again; whereas, Duolingo’s bird is around forever giving basic encouragement. It’s not a huge thing but a good example of everything else that is wrong with this app. Memrise just always seems to fall short of Duolingo (the other app I use) in every conceivable way. Some background on me to help set the stage of why I reached this decision. Firstly, I was using Memrise to learn French. Secondly, I purchased the year long plan because I was serious about learning the language and wanted unlimited access. Thirdly, I went as far as French 4 and used Memrise daily for over 6 months. Right away I noticed something strange with the set up of the app. Having learned Arabic in college years ago, I realized Memrise is all over the place. They have structured each lesson/chapter without any real thought to flow. Additionally, instead of learning small bits of words and then tinkering with sentence structure and slowly adding new words over time, they just shotgun blast as much as they can at you. Instead of being responsible for a few new words learned here and there, you end up diving in very fast with zero reinforcement — a terrible way to truly learn language. To be fair, Duolingo is not great at easing new learners in to verb conjugation either — probably the MOST important thing you’ll ever learn in any language, but they do get the basic point across and then give you the option to repeat the lesson multiple times (ranking up to level 5 at max rank). This is dynamic, addicting to completionists, and forces you to both speak and type out the sentence structure in multiple ways. Memrise, however, covers ALL of verb conjugation in one small lesson and then never goes over all it intricacies ever again, including past tense, past imperfect, future tense, etc. You will just randomly see new verbs pop up in complex lessons in French 2, 3, and 4...which is where my frustration grew so large that I tried Duolingo and realized what a good app could really do. Memrise does have a few things going for it, like getting to see and hear native speakers of the language saying sentences and common greetings. Unfortunately, the amount natives speak is rather small comparatively and the various regional accents included are enough to throw a newer speaker for a loop when trying to learn proper pronunciation. Even worse, there were several times when the video of the person speaking remained black — unseen — and I was forced to click the next button without watching anything. Speaking only for the French course, there is a large disparity between the male and female instructors that teach you — leading to even more confusion about pronunciation. Which leads me to my main issue, comparing Memrise to Duolingo...let’s go over the differences so you can see what I’m talking about. Now, there might be better apps besides these two but I’ve settled on Duolingo as my preferred app after 8 months of using both and I want to show how far short Memrise falls so you don’t waste money or time on an inferior app. 1. Progression Memrise has poor flow with an emphasis on word acquisition but not on retention or understanding Duolingo focuses on repetition and variance for superior retention and understanding but is slower on increasing vocabulary 2. Flow Memrise jumbles words together to make strange thematic themes such as: “Where in the Universe,” “Meet my Crew,” and my personal favorite “Retail Therapy” (which includes words that you would NOT assume go there) that hurt both understanding and long term retention Duolingo keeps a tight focus on themes. Lessons are group by such easy to understand themes as: nouns, pronouns, verbs, animals, places, etc 3. Style Memrise has a huge advantage here with its fun ground-to-space theme as you slowly work your way up the lessons and end in outer space, with stars surrounding you. However, it wastes this by only giving a small glimpse of the earth followed by more than 90% space as you scroll up. No mountains, birds, trees, funny critters, or interesting views to tie back into the chapters. Duolingo has a simplistic interface with a white background and circles containing each lesson, which flow downward as you scroll. Ranking up each lesson goes from blue, green, red, orange, and finally gold for level 5. It’s an easy way to see which lessons you can rank up even more or lack the most practice in. 4. Retention & Acquisition Memrise covers new words quickly, once, and usually within long overly complex sentences. There is no repetition built into the program and no incentive in style or “achievements” to keep you from just continually moving through new lessons. Duolingo introduces at most, 5-7 new words per lesson...usually much less than that. Lessons are longer, more varied, and force you to speak and write multiple times to pass each lesson. Furthermore, as you increase rank they purposefully get trickier without adding new words, which really helps learn how a word is most accurately used in speech and in print. 5. Cost Memrise is $60 for a year Duolingo is $60 for a year...no difference there Final words: I give Memrise a 2/5 based on what I would expect from a great app for the cost. Compared to Duolingo, it simply doesn’t stand up. Now, even Duolingo doesn’t deserve a 5/5. I would give that program a 4.2/5, since there are many small mistakes that could use work...but it is the superior program and actively getting better. To the Designers of Memrise —> Ways to improve: fix the problems listed above and put a genuine emphasis on quality native speakers inside your lessons and you will outshine all the competition out there. Until then, Bonne Chance!
  • Note

    By hajane mmm
    Please add kurdish language
  • Terrible

    By mjavad13
    Why this app each day is more terrible than yesterday I prefer to use two years ago version of this app but I can’t find it I’m using this app for three year and it seems that there are someone in this company that want to collapse this firm it’s shameful that after each update this app is more shameful than prior.
  • Most helpful learning app

    By Isanghaessi
    I have tried other language learning apps before but they didn't work for me. Mostly because of too many ads or just moving to next pages without proper understanding. However this app is not even boring at all since this has it's own unique style of teaching. This app doesn't just teach you the meaning and pronunciation of a languages you want to learn, also teaches you how 'native' people say and pronunciate. So you can more concentrate and have more interest in languages. + and the people saying words in this app are usually smiling and it makes me smile too. :) Good app
  • Pretty good

    By Mariana Morgan
    I wish I could use my regular keyboard to enter in words instead of the one that pops up in the app. But I love the native speakers.
  • Good app!

    By BTS(ARMY)
    I’ve been trying to learn language such as korean and Japanese and i want to become fluent but i was having a hard time learning but then my friend told me about this app and when I got the app it has been very helpful!👍
  • My Favorite Language Learing App

    By Minimiax333
    This is by far the best mobile app I’ve ever used for language learning! Hats off to you guys! Merci, Arigato, Xie Xie, Thank You 🙏🏾