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About Lingvist

Lingvist is one of the most impressive language learning apps we’ve come across so far - so long as you’re learning one of the few languages it currently supports, and can afford the steep price. Lingvist download is available for iOS (iPad and iPhone) and Android devices.

Lingvist Review

Lingvist covers French, German, Spanish, Russian, and Latin American Spanish. If you’re hoping to learn one of those, then Lingvist comes highly recommended, but naturally for many language learners it just won’t cover what they need.

Boasting a clean, minimalist design, Lingvist is different to many other language apps. Rather than separating its content around topic areas, it instead sorts them by difficulty level, which you progress through by practicing.

It encourages you to work through flash cards each day, learning a certain number of new words and practicing others along the way. Grammar tips pop up at relevant points to help with trickier elements, and there are also separate ‘challenges’ devoted to specific grammatical points.

The gimmick/selling point is that it’s all built around AI and machine learning, which it uses first to determine your ability level and then to serve you flash cards at the best moment, adjusting on the fly to your current ability level. That’s hard to assess in a brief testing period, but it did do a decent enough job assessing our initial skill level at least.

The free trial offers 7 day's access to Lingvist Unlimited, which includes up to 5,000 pieces of vocabulary and as many new words you want to learn per day, along with unlimited reading, listening and speaking challenges a day. 

After the trial, you can choose to either pay £16.99/US$19.99 per month on pay as  you go, or choose from cheaper quarterly (£11.66/US$13.33 per month) or annual plans (£5.83/US$6.67 per month).

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In-App Advertising - No


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Lingvist is a hyper-efficient vocabulary builder that applies AI and data-driven scientific methods to language learning.

▸▸ Spaced repetition – Learn and revise vocabulary at the optimal moment
▸▸ Level placement – An adaptive algorithm analyzes your level and adjusts difficulty dynamically
▸▸ Custom Decks* – Enter words, images, or text and Lingvist will gather vocabulary related to the theme
▸▸ Context – Know how to use what you have learned via example sentences and translations
▸▸ Portability – Data synchronization across web and mobile devices
▸▸ Voice input (mobile only)
▸▸ Virtual voice playback
▸▸ Track and measure your progress with learning history and a vocabulary list
▸▸ 5000+ words per language course

(*Currently available for French, Spanish and German courses only)

The story of Lingvist began when our CEO, Mait Müntel, failed to communicate with Swiss train station staff in French and consequently missed his last train home.

In order to break the language barrier and never miss a train again, Mait went on to build a team of 40+ linguists, scientists, and developers, combining the latest research in machine learning with industry-leading language courses and aiming to make the process of language learning 10 times faster.

Lingvist offers a free trial.
You will not be charged if the subscription is canceled before the trial expires.
A subscription provides access to all language courses.

Each subscription will be automatically renewed unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current payment period. Your iTunes account will be automatically charged the renewal price during the 24-hour period prior to the end of the current payment period, unless you change your subscription preferences in your iTunes Account Settings. When a subscription is canceled, access to the app courses and features will expire at the end of the current payment period.

If you purchase a subscription before the trial period ends, your remaining trial time will be forfeited and the subscription will start at the moment of purchase.

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