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The Linguist Institute

    • 4.7 • 4.1K Ratings
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Learn languages from content you love! Import news articles & read them on LingQ. Easily import books, blog posts and more. Makes reading in a foreign language a breeze!

1000s of lessons with audio + matching text. Learn words and phrases with SRS Review! Import and learn from anything on the web!

Start with easy beginner lessons but quickly progress into learning from real, compelling content. 1000s of hours of lessons, podcasts, audiobooks, interviews and more, all with transcript. LingQ even lets you import and learn from any content you find on the web! Start your language journey today!

Listen and follow along in the text. Look up and save new words and phrases to your personal database. Track which words you know and which words are new to you. Watch your vocabulary and your avatar grow! Track all your learning activities including listening time, words of reading and more.

Review and learn your new vocabulary in context and using our proprietary SRS review tools. Register your account and have your data synced to our web application so you can study on the web along with on multiple devices. The LingQ app also lets you work offline and syncs up when you get back online. This lets you take advantage of dead time and short breaks throughout the day to spend more time with your new language.

No other app will take you as far. LingQ will take you all the way to fluency!

• 1000s of hours of downloadable audio files all with transcript
• Look up and save new vocabulary using multiple integrated dictionary resources
• Review vocabulary using SRS review system
• Track how many words you know, which words are new & which you are learning
• Keep all your learning statistics including listening and reading time
• Use Playlist to easily play and shuffle all your current lessons
• Sync word data, playlist data and lesson data to the web and across devices
• Study offline and update data when back online
• Receive notifications for all LingQ activities from web or mobile including forum and exchange activities from the web
• Manage all your saved vocabulary
• See your learning targets and measure your progress

“Built by language learners for language learners!”
LingQ Co-Founder, Steve Kaufmann, one of the world’s leading polyglots, has learned 15 languages using this approach. Steve is the “Godfather of language learning”

• Unlimited LingQs - Look up & save all new words and phrases
• Word Tracking - Track known words, new words
• Unlimited Vocab Review (SRS)
• Unlimited Imports - Import & study text from the web

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What’s New

Version 5.5.7

5.5.7 (0)
- Fix crash after editing sentence
- Bugfixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.1K Ratings

4.1K Ratings

Nemri ,


This takes language-learning to the next level. I began using it for French, German, and Spanish after having completed their Duolingo courses, and the results are astounding. LingQ give you the extra resources you need to not just become a competent conversationalist, but to reach fluency. It gives you real resources from native speakers, is tailored to the user’s interests, and accelerates your skills faster than I thought possible. I just wish the full version was free … oh well maybe in the future.

P.s. Developers, if you’re seeing this, then please make it free! I understand you need a sufficient income for your high quality services, but you can use Duolingo’s technique and use ads instead! It is my sincere hope that your mission is not merely to make an income (although the services you offer are incredible), but rather to give everyone the equal opportunity to immerse themselves and attain fluency in any language. If you would do that, you would revolutionize language learning for millions more around the globe, and would probably receive a much more vast audience. Please, if it is at all possible, I ask you to prudently consider this request. Thank you.

shfjsjfjajfjaj ,

Awesome way to practice reading and listening

LingQ is honestly the best resource someone can have learning a language at any level to practice reading from native materials. Where other apps go slow and encourage dominating every aspect of a language before moving on to new content, LingQ pushes you constantly to expand vocabulary and go outside of your comfort zone. To me, this is way more effective. I don’t lose motivation as fast (grinding “el gato” 15 times before being allowed to learn any other words probably robs a lot of other people of their motivation too) and it feels like how I learned my native language. Definitely give it a shot and put it into your rotation of resources (remember, just one app won’t get you fluent).
The only reason I gave 4 out of 5 is that as an advanced learner, I’d like the definitions of new words I come across to be in my target language (Spanish), but despite switching dictionaries in-app and even the translation language, I constantly am getting words translated into English. I think it’s because of the “popular definitions” feature, but they’re marked as Spanish when they’re literally just English definitions. It takes me out of the article and thinking in the language. I have to cover up my screen so I don’t see it, and copy and paste a Spanish definition in instead. That’s my only complaint (also a back button within dictionaries would be really helpful but that’s a tiny issue). Overall great experience it’s just that one thing!

Momma5433345 ,

Solid App

I’ve tried a lot of language learning apps and using the mobile LingQ app and/or the website has given me the best language learning results of them all. It does require a paradigm shift because the app will not “teach” you anything but it will give you all the tools to teach yourself. LingQ focuses heavily on reading and listening and you can build a strong linguistic base in your target language.

There are only 3 reasons I give this app 4 st at a instead of 5: first) I don’t like think the LingQ staff is very responsive to flaws with the site/app nor are they very open to constructive criticism. They will write back promptly saying, “thank you for your input” but that is it; second, I’ve needed to downgrade from a premium membership multiple times when I wasn’t going to be using the app for multiple months due to military deployments and they make it a nightmare. You have to delete your LingQs or the entire language. Sometimes they renew your membership when you try to unsubscribe. Finally, when I recommend friends to try the app they obviously don’t want to become premium members right away. However, they only get 20 lingqs and the app defaults to auto LingQ creation and the site essentially becomes useless after you have clicked on 20 words.

Overall, I still love LingQ and if any of these features have changed since the last time I encountered them I will gladly update my review.

Developer Response ,

We're glad you enjoy your experience with LingQ and congratulations on your language learning success!

Regarding the things you pointed out:

1. Please note that there are several things being developed in parallel and some issues may take longer than others to resolve. However, everything is being taken into account and we try to accommodate as best we can.

2. It really works that way. But if you need assistance, just contact support and we will assist you in any changes that are necessary in the account. It is worth saying that subscriptions made through our website are much easier for us to support in cases of cancellation than those made in the Play Store or App Store, in which the user needs to cancel.

3. We're aware the free trial is quite limited and we have plans to expand it. In this case, I'm happy to provide your friends with a longer trial period. They just have to email me at to get set up.



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