https://www.duolingo.com/shivaamini

Memrise vs. Duolingo?

I use both of them, but i was wondering which one you guys prefer. Personally, I find memrise to be more fun. Also, I find it much easier to remember words from memrise as opposed to duolingo. Even though i strengthen my bars, I keep forgetting the words from duolingo, where as the words from memrise just pop into my head. I wish duolingo would continuously bring the words back into the course more. What do you guys think?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I prefer Duolingo. I've joined a small handfull of courses on Memrise, but it's too repetitive with intervals that are too short for my attention span. If I get bored, my brain stops being receptive. So, I don't know if I'll be finishing any Memrize courses I've started. That said, many people I know love Memrize. It works great with their learning styles and is advancing their studies. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/htimsmr

If I had to keep one and give up the other, I'd keep Duolingo. My reasoning is that, although it is easier to remember vocab on Memrise, I would find it very difficult to learn how to actually use the language without Duolingo testing me with bizarre sentences that give me an intuition (via the inductive grammar system) for how the words actually fit together.

But I would prefer keeping both. I too find it hard to learn particularly difficult vocabulary in Duolingo, and Memrise helps me pick up those difficult words in a fraction of the time it takes on Duolingo. Together, and with a few other resources, they make one pretty decent suite of language learning tools.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_pinkodoug_
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I don't look at it as an either/or proposition. Duolingo is a great way to introduce vocabulary and grammar concepts, while other tools do a great job (a better job, IMO) of locking the material down.

Personally, I can't stand memrise for a number of reasons, though I know many people swear by it (different strokes for different folks, eh?). I am, however, a strong believer in the power of SRS based flashcard systems for jamming vocabulary into my long-term memory. For this I use Anki (though lately I've been playing around with Mnemosyne as an alternative). I also refuse to use pre-made courses or card decks for vocabulary because I think that building my own decks of personalized cards is an important part of the learning process.

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3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/davidvdb
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On the other side, Memrise is terrible at grammar; but for vocabulary practice it is good.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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Memrise is good for vocabulary (I used it to study learned vocabulary from a language course I took), but otherwise, I will take Duolingo any day.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wildfood
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Memrise is great for verb conjugation. Aside from that I really don't do anything else with it. Their forum isn't even that active...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xvrjmnz
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Memrise for vocabulary. Duolingo for grammar.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/luke_shears
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I tried doing Catalan with Memrise and I wasn't that impressed. The pronunciation was dodgy and the whole setup is not very professional, personally.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TwIndella45

I like Duolingo way better.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wynrich
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I'm a huge fan of both Duolingo and Memrise. Memrise is great for learning vocabulary. I couldn't have remembered nearly as many words without the Memrise "mems": mnemonics you can make up, store on their site, to help you remember a word. They are fun to make and help me a lot.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BirdieWolf

Definitely Duolingo. Memerise is great...for vocab. I use it now, and I plan to use it more when I am finished with duolingo to advance my spanish vocab.

3 years ago
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