https://www.duolingo.com/profile/robodelfy

Duolingo 'WORDS' vs Tinycards vs Memrise

Hi everyone

I am learning a lot from Duolingo, but it would be nice to brush up on vocab. I am wondering what people think the best app is for learning vocab?

It seems that Words in Duolingo is a little basic, but at least it focusses on the words you need to work on. Tinycards seemed incredibly simple as well, but its only just come out to use online. Then memrise, where you can choose certain modules from the duolingo french course.

Any advice?

March 4, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SilverCharacter

I'd have to say Memrise is best, personally . Yes, Tinycards is wonderful and good, but it isn't out for all platforms yet (cough, bring it to Android, cough) and simply hasn't been out long enough yet to make the progress that Memrise has made. Plus, Memrise makes the vocabulary easier and more fun to learn with "mems" to help remember words. Duolingo words is okay, but not alone, since it only has words you have already learned on Duolingo. It's more of a review tool.

March 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Knocksedan

The whole point of making Tinycards available on the web is that they don't need to "bring it to Android" - just bookmark the site, it's supposed to be "mobile friendly".

March 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pecil1
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or you can just add a link to your homepage and in this way you can use it like a normal app

March 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/robodelfy

Thanks, I will focus on memrise then :)

March 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ferret513

Hi! I think each tool serves its purpose; it just depends on what you're looking for. If you want to review only the vocabulary you've learned on Duolingo, try either "words" or Tinycards. If you use Memrise, you'll have access to a different vocabulary, including some words that Duolingo doesn't offer. Also, are you looking to learn new words or just review the ones you already know? You could best learn new words off of Memrise and perhaps on Tinycards, whereas "words" will only allow you to review what you've already done in Duolingo lessons. I use all three platforms; I think it just depends on what you're planning on using them for. Best of luck!

March 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/robodelfy

Thanks. I think I have a tendency to want to gather and hoard all the different learning resources, and it can end up being a distraction to actually learning! It seemed to me that all three of these could do very similar things, so I just wondered which was a favourite of other peoples.

Memrise has the whole duolingo course so in a sense its the same as Tinycards. I had a another go on Tinycards today, I think the cutesy pictures and annoying sounds might get to me after a while!

March 5, 2017
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