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HiNative is a global Q&A community for
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get answers, and connect with native speakers from over 170 different
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HiNative is a great way to learn about language and culture through our peers around the world. Even if you don't have any questions to ask others for an extended period of time, or you aren't even learning a language, this app can be a great way to learn about things you never would have know about otherwise. Not to mention you can meet interesting people through it as well. (I live in the U.S, and the other day I talked with someone in South Korea through HiNative which I thought that was pretty cool). There are two things I'm not crazy about with this app. One, is that you are unable to hear other people's vocal answers to questions that are not your own, unless you pay money for the app. (I mean, language is a spoken thing, c'mon). The second thing I don't necessarily like is that HiNative has an annoying habit of sending notifications at night while I'm trying to sleep. You can just turn off notifications for that, but then I don't get the occasional interesting question from the app. They just need a better idea of time zones for they're users I think.
Life-changing, underrated self-study resource
The system of and concept behind this app are great. After graduating college and not being in Japanese classes anymore, it’s a great resource for checking in with native speakers without the need for a teacher. Compared to other apps like HelloTalk, which is more suited for socialization and meeting other language learners, this app is great for getting reliable feedback from actual native speakers. The “does this sound natural” feature is especially helpful because if it sounds natural, natives will vote it as natural very quickly. And it has a system where the more you help others, the more your reputation goes up, and the more likely it is that your questions will show up at the top and get more answers. In fact, I’ve never had any of my questions ignored before. Just be helpful to others and ask well-worded questions and someone will help you out. It’s really a great little community. The amount of free features in the app is great as well, and there are almost no ads. But even if I had to pay some fee, this app would still be worth it, because it helps me so much as a solo learner. It seems like the app is being improved a lot recently, so I think they have big plans ahead.
Great idea but translations are needed
A key flaw in this app is not understanding what some people are saying. If someone is writing a question in another language about English, how am I meant to understand and answer their question? I know there are the 4 uses of google translate and a subscription to translate infinitely but 1) not everyone has the financial means for that and 2) that feature is crucial for this app to be useful. Theres also a flaw in the “how do you say this” section because if a user is asking in their foreign language and the reader doesn’t speak it, then there’s no understanding there. At that point the google translate feature can be used by the reader but that almost defeats the whole purpose of asking a question to a native speaker when the reader is just giving them what the asker could have put in google translate themselves. This is an amazing app that has huge potential if it was developed a bit more.
Search your Qs first!
First I should say this app works better than any other language learning app! Who can help better than natives? I was enjoying this app so much but now I’m receiving less and less answers. New people come and start asking basic questions like how do you say hello how do you say how are you?? So every time my question is buried under so many already-answers questions and now I hardly get an answer! So I’m asking for a solution. Maybe more emphasise on searching the questions first? A manual of how to use the app that pops up every time you want to publish your question? Haha. Anyways it’s still so helpful I’m using it alongside with dictionaries! Thank you for this wonderful app and Idea.
Great app but I think some things could be addressed.
So far I’ve used this app for 3 days and it is doing wonders. I like how I always get a rely to my questions within the same day. There are two things I would like to see changed though, the biggest being the bouncing effect that a reply has. It doesn’t let me read the message clearly until it goes away and it even makes me dizzy. Maybe implement a “new message icon” on top of the message or some other indicator. The second is the fact that there is a limited selection to the Spanish language. It little confusing to see Spanish from other countries when In fact they are all pretty similar except for informal situation. Maybe just keep one label that says “Spanish.” Other than these small issues the app is really great.
Made friends in 3 countries!!
Ok I never write reviews, but this app is so amazing. I am studying Japanese and this app allows you to ask Native speakers how to say or probounce certain words, prases, etc. You can also ask questions about the country itself, culture etc. And people reply FAST. Im serious, its like a race who will answer your question first. It's also been even more fun helping other people with their english, I've had the app for only a few days and have answered almost 100 questions. I've also made friends in Korea, Japan, and spain so thats really cool. And it's only been 3 days!!! Get this app you wont regret it👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Great but I have a suggestion
Overall this is a good app. I love how you can talk to people who are native to the language you are learning. And how you can also talk with people who are also learning the same language. There are a few suggestions i have though. Personally I think you shouldn’t have to have premium to lisent to other people voice recordings. Also (I don’t know if this already being done or not) I think you should have something to talk to people directly on the app. And also have group chats with multiple people, and maybe even have something to add people so you can talk to them. But like I said even with out these things It a good app and ill continue to use if these things are added or not😊
A little tip.
I’m loving this app so far. The only thing that got me confused was the moment of selecting my native language. I speak Spanish from birth, and it’s my main language, but I speak neither of the dialects you offer. I understand there’s too many Spanish speaking countries whatsoever, so if you could, please, include something like Spanish(other) or just Spanish and then you add from what country is your dialect, that be less misleading for people seeking answers. I also speak on behalf of other languages that can have the same situation.
This may just be a personal failing on my part, but when I first got the app, I was immediately overwhelmed. Even with the filters, there was too much going on both organization-wise and color scheme-wise. The orange and banners and all these options that don’t have anything to do with my goal— very congested. I kinda didn’t wanna use it, which is bad because it’s a great app! But I still feel stressed out when I use it. Furthermore, the filtering/notification systems don’t work. I can’t toggle off other people answering a question I’ve answered; I don’t need to know. And in the unanswered questions bit, even though I’m only really looking at questions to or from French and Japanese speakers, I get stuff about Arabic??
Update is disappointing.
I get it, apps want money. Offering a premium upgrade is a good way to make that money, however, taking a function that was most commonly used and so helpful for so long and suddenly making it unavailable without paying for premium is really upsetting. I’m referring to the “does this sound natural” feature. This app is really being milked for money now. Upgrades should just enhance the experience of the app, not make you pay for the basic, most enjoyed features. I really do not like that they have taken that feature away after making it available for so long. Love the app, not happy with the update.
Great but limited unless you pay a lot
I like the interface and audio functionality, I just wish you could listen to recordings under other people’s questions, I feel that’s the whole point of the app. I realize your company needs to make money, but this is too much, it might be better to make unpaid users watch a 5 second ad sometimes when they click on an audio file, or there are more ads around audio answers. Here are some suggestions I hope to see in future updates: 1) A function to hide users or report users for spam 2) Make it impossible to ask too many of the same question in too short a span of time 3) when users ask a question, automatically search for already existing questions and display them, this’ll reduce the amount of redundant questions 4)Being able to filter questions by question type
Premium is $10 a month
🌻This place is great! Everyone is super nice and straight forward. Be sure to spend time giving answers as much as you do asking them! And pay attention to when someone is a beginner or advanced learner. 🌻I do NOT have premium, but you don’t need it to have good interactions and a solid learning experience. 🌻Something awesome to add would be some sort of, “Let’s have a conversation!” Where someone can ask a question and everyone can practice conversing in that language!
Used to be great, but then they made everything Premium
I used to love this app, but unfortunately a while ago I had to delete my account because I was being harassed by some users, but recently I decided I wanted to use it again. When I got it back, I realized many features like the question templates that once used to be completely free, are now only available in premium. This seems very frustrating to force us to pay for something basic that was originally free. I am not very wealthy and I do not have enough money to spend on an app (especially one that requires monthly payment) This is very upsetting to me and I would at least like to know why they did this.
Great tool for any language learner!!
This app is spectacular. I’m a veteran user if you will, I’ve been using hinative for about 5 years now and I couldn’t recommend it enough! It is a great way to get tailored feedback to any question you may want to know about a language/culture. I use it mostly to answer questions by other users, but I do use it to learn Spanish and Japanese. It’s free too... if you don’t like it you can always uninstall it. 10/10 from me
I really love this app and the idea behind it. It’s really impressive what it can do and how. However, there are two things I’m having issues with. One, the question templates are limited. Only Premium members can access certain templates. This makes it much more difficult for me to ask my questions. At the very least, please allow the free questions option. Two, audio is limited to Premium members as well. Since language is based almost entirely of audio, this would definitely hinder the language learning process. I hope you can do something about this!
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