Learn Spanish, French, Italian, German, English, Chinese and 6 other languages. Language learning is simple, fun and effective with Busuu. You can even fit language learning into your daily schedule with the help of our study plan. 90 million users are already learning languages with Busuu! Join them today and learn a language!


We tested our app against other language learning apps such as Babbel and Duolingo with the university of New York, and they found that, “ Among all the language learning apps studied so far, the efficacy of Busuu is the best. ” – Roumen Vesselinov, City University of New York.


Our language courses are created by our talented language experts who are native speakers in English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, Portuguese and more!


Learn how to order a croissant in French, greet your friend in Spanish, buy a train ticket in German or ask a local for direction in Italian. No matter which language you choose to learn, Busuu offers you the closest thing to living in that country.


Our courses cover grammar, vocabulary, speaking, writing, reading and conversations. You can even learn basic Japanese and Chinese characters with Busuu. Practice your writing and speaking skills with native speakers and help others in your native language using the social feature.


How good are you in Spanish vocabulary? Or do you already speak basic German. Don’t worry, we have both beginner and intermediate level courses adapted to what you already know. Take the language placement test and find your starting level!


Are you travelling to a new country and don’t know the local language? Our bonus travel course covers all the survival phrases for your next holiday.


Offline mode - download lessons and learn languages on the go without Wi-Fi
Official language certification – take the end level test and earn an official McGraw-Hill Education language certification for Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Italian and English
Study plan - We will create a personalised study plan for you to keep you motivated and help you achieve your language learning goals!


Learn Spanish, German, French, Italian, English, Russia, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic and Polish


A lot of the features are free, but you will need a subscription in order to get access to all features of this app. Your subscription will automatically renew 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 at the same price for renewal within the 24-hour period prior to the end of the current payment period unless you change your subscription preferences in your Account Settings.

There are three types of subscription:
The 1 month subscription for $ 9.99 (or the equivalent in your currency), renewed automatically until canceled.
The 6 month subscription for $ 44.99 (or the equivalent in your currency), renewed automatically until canceled.
The 12 month subscription for $ 69.99 (or the equivalent in your currency), renewed automatically until canceled.

Any unused portion of your 7 day free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited you purchase a subscription.

You can manage your subscriptions through your Account Settings after purchase.
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What’s New

Version 20.3.0

Thank you for updating! We are always working hard to improve the app at Busuu.

We have made some changes to some of our custom content to make it more topical than ever. Learning things like asking for directions, interviewing for a job and ordering a coffee has never been easier.

If you enjoy using Busuu, please rate and review us. Questions? Feedback? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

DJ Wizz Pixel ,

I’m a believer

Very, very good. Have been a DuoLingo user for several years and got a lot out of it, but it has always been glitchy with its audio tracks, and the new study format feels ineffective, tiresome and ultimately unnecessary. This is totally different. The pacing is fantastic, as is both the relevance and quality of the content, including great audio tracks of practical, conversational dialogue. Rather than being clumped together into separate lessons, idioms and conversational short cuts are introduced in a very real way as the level of dialogue progresses, which is much more in line with how anyone learns a language in real life. You can try a few of the lessons as a free user, but if you are serious about learning a language, just get the 1 year sub for the $40 price they offer you. The real gold is all in there. Worth every penny.

Melody17648 ,

For Free...It’s Not That Bad

I just downloaded the app and played around a bit and I do like the features that are on there. During my spare time I like to look around and help other people practice. It does kinda annoy me that certain features for example quizzes are only available to premium members (but I can understand why). One thing I would love to have is a chat feature to further practice languages, it will be great to chat and exchange different cultures with people.

Kayla lolly ,

Language; japanese

So far I’m finding this app interesting, I enjoy having to repeat words through the speaker.
The issue I have is that some of the voice clips can be hard to understand as the person talks too fast, mainly with long phrases. Also some of the review questions marked me as incorrect even though it was correct, due to a random space that I wouldn’t think to type from listening to a voice clip or I used the wrong method of writing i.e. writing in romanji instead of hiragana and same the other way around.


Busuu Limited
160.6 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Monthly Subscription $13.99
  2. Annual Subscription $88.99
  3. Serious $113.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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