When it comes time to learn a new language on a mobile device (what, you haven't?), Duolingo is the first that comes to mind. But let's say you've completed everything that app has to offer - what then? Lingua.ly has arrived for Android, and it's ready to help newcomers learn any of over twenty languages.

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Similar focus aside, Lingua.ly takes a different approach to teaching than Duolingo. This app encourages you to copy and paste words to build up your vocabulary over time, prompting you to select your native language and the one you're trying to learn. It then turns these words into flash cards or inserts them into other types of games for practice. The app will also pull down articles from across the web that contain these words, so you can see them in their natural context. This, its designers feel, is ultimately the best way to learn.

These are early days, and the app does have some hiccups to be aware of. Google+ sign-in isn't implemented correctly, so it prompts you to log in rather than use the authenticated device session. Facebook login fed us an error once, but it proceeded to work properly after that.

The app is free to use, so there's little risk in giving it a try. Link's available in the widget below.

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  • Jörgen Pettersson

    It would be awesome if the app could tap into Anki's database. I would love to try out the app's feature to pull down articles with my words so I can see them being used in a context. But moving all my words to a new service... I'm just too lazy to do that. And then there is all the data connected to my words (progression etc.) I think I'm staying with AnkiDroid for now.

    • Carlos

      I know how you feel. I have so many cards in Anki now that it would be a pain to move them all.

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    • Steve Ridout

      Hey, you might like to try my webapp: http://readlang.com

      It has a Chrome extension which lets you translate words and phrases on any website, it will then store the word and the context sentence for you to learn with flashcards later. You can also export your words, along with their translations to Anki.

  • http://www.google.com/+StefanoCirimele Stefano Cirimele “Teto Stormy”

    Nobody told them that they can access account on device without asking to login again?

  • Jon

    Still waiting for some good app to learn Chinese...