HiNative - Language Learning 12+

Ask Questions, Get Answers

Lang-8, Inc

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 8.9K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



**Over 5,000,000 Users Worldwide!!**

HiNative is a global Q&A community for language learners and people that are curious about the world.

Ask questions, get answers, and connect with native speakers from over 170 different countries!


Audio Uploads - Want to check your pronunciation? Curious about a certain region's accent? Need some handy phrases for your upcoming trip? Just record your questions and ask: let the world hear you!

Correction Function - Have your writing corrected by native speakers!When you post in your target language, native speakers will show you natural ways to say what you want to say.
You can receive corrections to your messages with friends, work emails, journal entries, speeches, etc.

Search Function - Use the search function to find questions containing your search word and have the word translated by Google Translate at the same time.
Instantly search through the 14,000,000 (and counting) questions posted on HiNative to find the answer you are looking for.

Pictures - Not sure how to write something? No problem! It's easier to ask some questions by posting a picture: signs, menus, labels, and even that rad Chinese character you're considering getting a tattoo of--just snap a picture and ask away.

Unlike a dictionary or web search, HiNative gives you customized example sentences, responses to your follow-up questions, and tips to improve your pronunciation. With HiNative, you also get access to the best resource for language learning: native speakers. And as a native speaker yourself, you can help out too!

HiNative supports over 110 languages, bringing the entire world to your fingertips. It's never been this easy to connect, help, and learn.


HiNative is run by the creators of Lang-8, one of the most successful and popular language learning websites around, with over a million users worldwide.



Premium features include the following.

1: Play every voice answer, even those posted in response to other users' questions. This gives you even more opportunity to hear native speakers pronounce the language you're learning.

2: Use bookmarks to gather your favorite questions and answers into a simple, searchable list. Never lose track of important questions.

3: Receive 10 Premium tickets per month to help your questions stand out. Questions asked with a ticket stick to the top of the question feed, get highlighted, and receive more answers on average.

4: Search. Everything's better with search. Search your old questions and bookmarks to find the information you want, faster.

5: Follow any question that you're interested in. You'll receive notifications when anyone responds to a question you follow. This makes it easier to stay up-to-date with the questions you really care about.

6: If a feature you want isn't listed above, email us at support@hinative.com, and we'll see what we can do :)

Payment information:

Premium Subscriptions cost $11.40 USD per month.

- Payment will be charged to a user's iTunes Account upon confirmation of purchase.

- Subscription will renew automatically unless Auto-Renewal is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period.

- A user's account will be charged for the following month if their subscription is not cancelled 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period.

- Subscriptions may be managed by the user, and Auto-Renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.

- Subscriptions for the current month cannot be canceled.

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What’s New

Version 21.19.0

Hi everyone!
We’ve just finished version 21.19.0!
We hope it will help you with your language studies.

We've fixed some minor problems and updated features.
We hope you continue to enjoy using HiNative!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
8.9K Ratings

8.9K Ratings

L'anana ,

Wonderfully Diverse

HiNative is a great way to learn about language and culture through our peers around the world. Even if you don't have any questions to ask others for an extended period of time, or you aren't even learning a language, this app can be a great way to learn about things you never would have know about otherwise. Not to mention you can meet interesting people through it as well.
(I live in the U.S, and the other day I talked with someone in South Korea through HiNative which I thought that was pretty cool).

There are two things I'm not crazy about with this app. One, is that you are unable to hear other people's vocal answers to questions that are not your own, unless you pay money for the app. (I mean, language is a spoken thing, c'mon). The second thing I don't necessarily like is that HiNative has an annoying habit of sending notifications at night while I'm trying to sleep. You can just turn off notifications for that, but then I don't get the occasional interesting question from the app. They just need a better idea of time zones for they're users I think.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for this feedback. We're currently working on balancing the regular and Premium versions and will keep everyone's comments and opinions in mind as we continue development!

Mattypalm ,

Awesome, But

I love this idea, and I think it's been very well thought out and implemented. I have a few suggestions for the developers though. I teach esl English - I have a passion for the language and for helping others. I actually found this app addictive, it felt really satisfying to help people express themselves well in English. But in the end I had to give it up, because with all my other duties, I couldn't justify the amount of time I was spending on it. Perhaps there could be some small monetary compensation for people who have proven themselves to be in the top, say, 0.1% of that particular language. That would improve the quality of the whole app, if people like that could be more motivated to spend time on it. Also, perhaps there could be a friendly "strike" system for those who are labeled "highly rated" , say, if they get 3 or 5 disagreements then an actual person could look through their answers and see if they still deserve that title.

Shizuoっか?! ,

Life-changing, underrated self-study resource

The system of and concept behind this app are great. After graduating college and not being in Japanese classes anymore, it’s a great resource for checking in with native speakers without the need for a teacher.

Compared to other apps like HelloTalk, which is more suited for socialization and meeting other language learners, this app is great for getting reliable feedback from actual native speakers. The “does this sound natural” feature is especially helpful because if it sounds natural, natives will vote it as natural very quickly.

And it has a system where the more you help others, the more your reputation goes up, and the more likely it is that your questions will show up at the top and get more answers. In fact, I’ve never had any of my questions ignored before. Just be helpful to others and ask well-worded questions and someone will help you out. It’s really a great little community.

The amount of free features in the app is great as well, and there are almost no ads. But even if I had to pay some fee, this app would still be worth it, because it helps me so much as a solo learner. It seems like the app is being improved a lot recently, so I think they have big plans ahead.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback! If you have any suggestions for how we can improve it, we'd love to hear them! Please feel free to contact us at support@hinative.com.

App Privacy

The developer, Lang-8, Inc, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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