Lingvist is a language learning app that helps you learn English, Spanish,
French, German, Russian, and Portuguese. Learn new vocabulary and improve your
language skills up to 10x faster. Try Lingvist with a FREE trial. How Lingvist
works: 1. Select the language that you want to lear...
Please read, devs
I downloaded Lingvist a few days ago because I have a passion for learning languages, and there are very few resources for learning Estonian out there. I was almost immediately put down from the very limited word and phrase count, after having searched for months on end. From what I’ve heard, Lingvist is an Estonian-made app, and so I can imagine it wouldn’t be very hard to teach a comprehensive Estonian course for English speakers. After thinking about alternatives for a while, finding none, I decided I’d make the most out of what I had. I started learning for a while, but then, I came across a banner saying I had 48 hours until my trial ended. What? I understand that you need to tax people for your blood sweat and tears while making this app, but you’re cutting off my lifeline to a slowly dying language that I would expect you (developers) would want to revive like the Duolingo-Irish relationship. You have no idea how sad I was to think that there was no way I could look back at the words I learned in 48 hours and many more disappointments. Please, I’m completely fine with you being no better than the crap Rosetta Stone pulls on the world, simultaneously lowering potential for attracting users, but PLEASE, save Estonian !!!
Easy, handy, simple => perfect
Using a free version. Couldn’t be happier. Approximately 100 flesh cards per day is enough for learning, revising and memorizing (together with the other types of learning of course). The only minus I could bring up is that sometimes it jams with calculating of the right amount of cards you’ve already done. Thus it just keeps going over the limit of cards you were supposed to cover, I suppose, in one sitting, which is not a bed thing at all unless you’re doing it before going to bed and instead of dealing with a 100 cards end up doing 200+ half asleep and a bit annoyed. Or maybe I simply haven’t figured out the whole system yet. All in all it’s a great app as an addition learning source!
Nice, minimal language learning app
I’m between a high 3 and a 4. It’s a beautiful, simple to use language learning app with a minimal interface that allows me to focus on the content. I love that aspect. The current release does has somewhat ugly grey shading over the action buttons which were not there before. Seems like an error to me? I also love the new slow Spanish news addition! Top request of mine: The ability to turn off the word length visibility on each card sentence. This was very helpful in the beginning but now I’m seeing I can almost guess the word based on the length alone. Removing that visual hint would give me a better challenge at this stage. This would make it a 5 star app for me. Minor requests: The progression is well paced, though I do see occasional “bursts” of new words which inevitably I trip up on in following days. Maybe those could be eased in a little better. 20 new words at a go is difficult to keep pace with if introduced multiple days in a row. This can be discouraging. Wish the top 5 most practiced was targeted at trouble words. My top 5 are words I practice often, but I also get them correct often too. I don’t see the words I have trouble with as I would expect. Wish there was Latin American Spanish but I appreciate the options available so far.
Is this a bug??
I tried to edit my previous review but couldn't, so I'm doing another brief one. App is great for vocab and even for some grammar points; love the resources and tips tab. But I am downgrading my rating to 4 stars because I'm still getting my progress obliterated if I even get one wrong answer. (It actually stopped doing that with one of the updates, but I think the newest one reverted that element).The correction is necessary, and I don't mind having my well cards come up more often, but I hate how getting one wrong answer basically puts you back at Square One in terms of finishing the 100 card goal. I'm going to be less inclined to practice everyday with the app when it's practically impossible to get to the daily goal. I'm *learning* a new language; I'm guaranteed to make mistakes. Correct me, but don't make progress seem unattainable.
Perfect not just for vocab, but understanding vocab
I’m using 6 different language learning apps right now for their different strengths. I’m a backwards learner, though - I like to try something, and then figure out why I was right or wrong. Lingvist is perfect for me that way. Unlike other apps, you’ll get further explanation on your answers to the app’s questions. I’ve found its grammatical database far more easy to understand than other apps which just throw the problem in your face again and again until you get it. I’m okay with failure, and Lingvist embraces it. It’s not going to autocorrect and it’s not going to let you go without explaining what you did wrong. For that, I’m paying gladly.
Underrated Language App
I’ve found that this app is really effective compared to some of the other popular apps, especially if you are willing to put some time into it. It is less gamified feeling than others and more focused on learning the language, which is refreshing. When you don’t understand why you made a mistake on a word, the explanations it provides are really helpful. You aren’t as limited to learning by rote...it shows you the rules behind the grammar. For me, the free mode has been more than adequate. I do like using it alongside an app like Duolingo or Memrise—seems like mixing up the approach helps things stick better.
Simple, effective, brilliant
Lingvist is a deceptively simple program, but with consistent use it is extraordinarily effective at building and retaining basic competence in several languages. The algorithm revisits words and phrases over time, re-activating your memory and supporting the transition from passive to active memory. I have used Rosetta Stone & Busuu in the past. I found both somewhat effective and enjoyed the use of pictures to establish visual associations, but I prefer the rapid pace of Lingvist. Weakness: Lingvist does not have a way to highlight particular phrases that I’d like to return to for further study, which is unfortunate. In those cases, I tend to snap a screenshot to return to those key phrases, which is a simple workaround, but a “Favorites” list would be a nice addition to the app. Response to the developer: many thanks for your feedback. I’ve contacted the Lingvist team a couple of times, and each time I am deeply impressed at your team’s swift and attentive responses. Truly exceptional!
Great for people who like/need structure
Ugh. This is so good. I've tried duolingo for a few months and even a class to learn Spanish and somehow nothing ever stuck. I think knowing things like the gender or tense really helps making sense of a language and not just learning individual words or phrases. While Lingvist totally works without getting deep into grammar, I find it super helpful to really understand what's going on. The repetition for words you get wrong is also spot on and I can tell I'm retaining a lot more after a few days already than after months of duolingo. Good stuff.
Great for vocab and grammar!
I’ve tried using Duolingo, Memrise, and other apps before for learning languages, but I would have to say that this one has been the most effective. It is great for vocab memorization due to the repetition, but also makes it really easy to figure out the grammar. Rather than learning a ton of rules that make zero sense at all, I can actually see how the words work in a sentence and how to replicate them. Overall, great app and I would love to see further development on more languages and pre-existing ones.
This app used to be free with no limits on how many words I could learn or challenges I could attempt, but has since been monetized. This is extremely disappointing as it was and remains a quality app. However, the price point is outrageous for what is essentially a dressed up flash card/dictionary combo app. Duolingo, a mainstay in phone-based language learning, has all of its content available for free and the paid options are more quality-of-life so there is little pressure to pay if you don’t want the frills. Lingvist has opted to gate their content and I have seen few developer responses that adequately address this change in business model. I don’t want to hear about how the “free users help our algorithm.” All that tells me is you’re using free users to improve your product while cutting us off from key features and content. No thanks. I’ll be uninstalling this app. Devs, I hope you reconsider this current model, or at least its price-point. I understand, however, if this is something above your heads and was instituted by some suit interested in the bottom line rather than education.
Complementary to other learning materials
I’ve used Lingvist for about a year to improve my French language skills, and find it to be a valuable tool among several complementary learning aids I’m using. Even though I’ve made it through all 5000+ words, I try to review 100 cards per day in order to cement my vocabulary, as well as continue to learn how to read whole sentences quickly and intuitively. Would definitely recommend this app in your language-learning toolkit.
Can’t choose dialect
Yes, they mentioned the vosotros form in high school 50+ years ago, but didn’t seriously teach it. Today, none of my friends who speak Spanish as a first language have heard of it. I asked a friend’s parents (in their 80s) about it and they had not heard of it. I don’t know how to look it up in any of my references. The reference in the app claims that Spaniards use tu y vosotros, but latinoamericanos don’t. On the Contrary, I’ve always been taught tu & all my friends from Texas, Mexico, Honduras, Puerto Rico, etc use it. I like the references. Would be nice to have as separate app. Would be nice to be able to choose which dialect of Spanish to practice.
Loads of potential
A bit better than Duolingo as it’s a bit more pragmatic about learning and retaining words than duolingo’s exhaustive tree system. This app continues developing you, plus, the challenges, and specially the news reading, really simulated the classroom: the best language learning environment. Thanks for a great app, developers. Further enhancements could be made by helping users retain and develop sentence structure, too. Language goes beyond simply vocabulary! Please consider Greek for an additional language!
I work at LAX and come in contact with people from all over the world but the majority are from France or other French speaking countries. I was introduced to this application by a French-Canadian customer who said it was the best he had sampled, needless to say he was correct 100%. I truly enjoy learning with this platform, it is very engaging and I look forward to spending time with my 100 daily cards. Slowly but surely I am progressing in française. Highly recommend this application.
Best language app ever
I’ve tried lots, but nothing has advanced my German so rapidly and effectively as this app. Seeing and hearing the vocal in context, with the surrounding grammar getting increasingly difficult with the words is amazingly helpful. My grammar has improved far more from just practicing these words and phrases than from studying all the little rules of German. I highly recommend and am proud to have contributed to this great app with an annual subscription!
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