Your Favourite App to Learn Languages?

What is everyone’s favourite app to learn your target language at the moment?

At LTL we’re all about Langotalk now :laughing: (ok it’s a web app but still counts!)

You can study languages with AI bots on this app, have a look what we think -

Personally one of my favourite is Lingodeer as well!

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I got back into Du Chinese recently to brush up on reading before coming over to Asia again.

Good for switching between 简体字 and 繁体字

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Yes, me too. But I use Du Chinese mainly as a listening app. Love it.
I also use dictionaries more in detail now, Pleco (chars, characters) and MDBG, which has a lot about the components, if you go deeper, click on the three points two levels deep, and find the scissors.

Wow, I’ve never heard of Langotalk, sounds like fun to try!

I use different things for different languages.

For Spanish, it’s also a website, not an app, but I love Dreaming Spanish (comprehensible input). For French, I’m enjoying the InnerFrench podcast on YouTube and Spotify (also comprehensible input). For both I like checking out books in my target languages from my library app!

For Vietnamese and Korean, for which I am still a beginner, I’m just focusing on Flexiclasses :grin:

I love quizlet! I always use their flashcards to review chinese characters and sentences.

I really like the “listening” feature they have. Even if the pronunciation is a bit robotic, I think it can be helpful to improve your listening skills too!

I’ve never heard of MDBG before and just had a look, that scissors thing is really good! :laughing:

The ways characters are displayed make it easier to understand and the information easier to navigate than on Pleco in my opinion. I bookmarked it!

I really hope that Fluyo will become my favorite app. At the moment the most used one for me is Skritter and Anki for learning vocabulary and LanguagePlayer for watching videos and improving my listening skills.

Langotalk has one big disadvantage. (up to now?)You can hover over new words and get extra information, but there is no pinyin in this dictionary.

yeah that’s a good point, I noticed it when I was reviewing my “saved words”!

Good spot, but I think as it’s such a minor thing, this could be rectified very easily.

I think the greater problems lie in the bots themselves. They ask you multiple questions but if you don’t address the last question they asked you, the conversation breaks down a little.

Also it has a habit of asking you the same questions 你来自哪里 being one of them.

Haha, yes. The Wei bot always goes back to 最喜欢的 destinations and food. I tried to change the theme and then happens this typical small talk thing. Everything is great and wow, and one short deeper question 你最喜欢的。。, and back to 你去过哪些城市旅行呢?or 你最喜欢的旅行目的地是哪里?So what will Jing at the bar and Chen the Traveler like to talk about?
I am absolutely not fond of small talk. So, maybe the grammar drill or the tutor would be what I like. Have you or anybody tested those as well yet?

Yes the grammar tool is my favourite bit about the app. Very smart and super intuitive.

It seems accurate on near all instances which is impressive.

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I tried them too and they’re impressive!
What I liked about the AI Tutor is that you can ask him whatever you don’t understand about Chinese language topics. For example, I tried asking the difference between 两 and 二 to see how accurate it was and the explanation it gave me was pretty good! Simple and clear

I’m constantly using the free Anki flashcard app to study vocabulary.

The HyperTTS and Language Tools addons are very helpful and worth the $5/month cost which covers both of them.