Toucan - Language Learning 4+

Learn a New Language

Toucan Technologies, Inc.

    • 4.7 • 22 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Learn a new language just by browsing the internet

Toucan helps you learn a new language while you browse the web. No classes, flash cards or study sessions. Just sign up and go about your day like normal.

How it works
- When you visit a website, Toucan automatically translates certain words and phrases on the page into the language you’re trying to learn. That way, you can learn words in your new language within the context of a language you’re already comfortable with.

Available languages:
Chinese (Mandarin)

And more are on the way!

Install in seconds
- It only takes two clicks to get started

Browse the internet
- Toucan automatically translates key words and phrases to build your knowledge

Learn at your own pace
- As you get more fluent, Toucan introduces new words and more complex phrases for you to learn

Practice what you’ve learned
- Play minigames to test your new vocabulary and take your skills to the next level

Highlight to translate
- Select any word or phrase and Toucan can translate them into the language you’re trying to learn right then and there

Help keep Toucan working on all your favorite sites by emailing if you run into any trouble.

*************** YOUR PRIVACY IS TOUCAN’S TOP PRIORITY ***************

When you add Toucan, it says that we can “read and change all your data on the websites you visit.” That’s only partially true. A more accurate description is that it allows Toucan to translate the words you see on a webpage into the language you’re trying to learn. While we’re sure you’re a super interesting person, we do not have any interest in tracking what you search for or what you buy. It’s just not our thing.

Learn more about Toucan’s privacy policy at


By using this extension, you agree to the Toucan Terms of Use available at

What’s New

Version 2.16.5

Great news for birds everywhere (and quite a few humans too)! Starting today, you can now use Toucan on Facebook and Instagram. Practice your verb conjugations, grammar and sentence structure while scrolling through your news feed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Bibliosworm ,

Good so far

I just installed the extension this afternoon and it’s very easy to set up. Not every translation fits into context flawlessly but that’s to be expected with different grammar and constructions. It’s a great way to brush up on vocabulary and I’ve already found a few new words I hadn’t learned before. As a bonus I got the delightful experience of having the word wand translated as baguette! Thanks Toucan for the fun image of Dumbledore waving around a baguette. Très drôle!

Developer Response ,

Hey there! Thanks so much for your feedback. This is super helpful. We have a lot of new upgrades coming to our natural language processing and machine learning technology that I'm beyond eager for our users to experience. As you've noticed, languages are extremely complex and we're excited to have the opportunity to tackle this head on and deliver an elegant solution to you. In the meantime, you can use our error reporting feature by clicking on the flag icon in the hover state whenever you find an incorrect translation, this will help us improve the overall accuracy of our learning system. Let me know if you have any other feedback at all. :)

Taylor Nieman
Currently learning: Portuguese
Co-Founder and CEO, Toucan

Jingles! ,


I currently do not live in a rich population of french speakers, so as I take French 2 in Uni, I wanted something that I could keep up with french and not forget it. I do wish there were more words translated per page, but I am content with the amount the free version provides. It is my choice not to pay for more, so that's on me lol.

I do love the simplicity of the extension, it's not out to bombard me. If I know a word already, I am able to let the extention know without having to change pages. They blend effortlessly aswell, as they appear with a soft almost unnoticable highlight, which I really like.

I do recommend trying the extension out, if you don't like it, it seems like something you could easily remove. I don't know though as I haven't tried :)

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much! Sincerely appreciate it. So happy to hear that you love Toucan as much as we love building it! Keep me posted if you have any other feedback at all. :)

Taylor Nieman
Currently learning: Portuguese
Co-Founder and CEO, Toucan

Noramako ,

Can't wait to see what's next

The great thing about apps/extentions like Toucan is that they're so simple that their genius is unermined. Toucan keeps you company silently and efficiently while you browse, which I really appreciate compared to my more rigerous and overwhleming study schedule.
With learning two languages (Japanese and Norsk), Toucan gives me a less daunting way of approaching and reviewing vocabulary in Japanese, while being able to focus on Norwegian.

The best thing about Toucan, though, is that there is more to come and the app is still evolving and updating and in the future I'll be able to stufdy norwegian too!

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for the feedback! We're definitely working on adding more languages to the mix, so stay tuned for updates. Keep me posted if you have any other feedback at all in the meantime. :)

Taylor Nieman
Currently learning: Portuguese
Co-Founder and CEO, Toucan

App Privacy

The developer, Toucan Technologies, 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.

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  • Contact Info
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  • Usage Data

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