Duolingo is the most popular way to learn languages in the world. Best of all, it's 100% free!

https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun

PSA: use Readlang for immersion anywhere on the internet!

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Here's the deal: you make one bookmark, open any page in your target language of your liking, open that bookmark and start immersing. A little toolbar appears in the top right of your screen and by clicking on any word in the page, a translation automatically appears above it.

And the best of all this? It's free! (technically, if you want more than 5 expression translations per day you have to pay, but there's no limit to how many single words you may translate, and that's enough for most purposes)

And it supports dozens of languages. But enough talking, here's the link: http://readlang.com/

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Matt_R_Duolingo

Another app kind of like this is Lingua.ly it is an app that teaches you by reading and memorization.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun
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Yeah, just found out that as well, but seems a bit buggy with the doubleclick on my mobile. Anywho, a good alternative to bliubliu.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HuShifang
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Yeah... I used to use Lingua.ly, but the ability to export my word list is important to me, and Lingua.ly's export functionality breaks once your word list gets too long. (I repeatedly asked them if there was a workaround, via email and Facebook, and never got an answer.) Plus, the on-site flashcards aren't what I was looking for -- they were a bit too "cute". And, the mobile apps crashed constantly, and there were frequently bugs when I read articles on their webapp.

So far, readlang seems to be everything I wanted Lingua.ly to be -- a serious tool, and one that gives the user a lot of power to conveniently customize and export word lists. (There's a video how-to on Anki export at: https://readlang.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/626406-exporting-flashcards-to-anki) The lack of TTS is perhaps less than ideal, but I think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I LOVE Readlang! :D

I have the paid version. It's something like $5 every 3 months.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/compicej

Indeed, Readlang is great.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wyqtor
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The only thing I didn't like about it - no TTS.

I use the Mazii Japanese Dictionary extension for Google Chrome for the reverse Japanese course. It really is invaluable, particularly because it incorporates a TTS voice, and without it I wouldn't be able to learn any Japanese at all on Duolingo.

I also use Zhongwen Chinese Popup Dictionary for the Chinese reverse course, but unfortunately it does not have any TTS included.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/knudvaneeden
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Text to speech is now available.

Works for the following 17 languages: Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Chinese.

http://blog.readlang.com/2015/10/06/speaking-mode.html

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk
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Thank you for the tip! I have a feeling I'm going to be using this a lot from now on!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User
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Thank you! I'm sure I will find this very useful. :-)

2 years ago