Korean is a surprisingly popular language, but it’s still difficult to learn. Here are the best Korean learning apps!
Korean is one of the most popular Asian languages for non-native speakers. It arouses a surprising interest. However, there is a lot going on there. This is where Samsung lives. In addition, many American soldiers go there from time to time. There aren’t a ton of great options for learning Korean. However, we can help you find the best ways. Here are the best Korean learning apps for Android!
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Drops: learn Korean
Price: Free / $ 7.49 per month / $ 48.99 per year / $ 109.99 once
Drops is a popular language learning app for a variety of languages. This includes Korean. The app gives priority to learning vocabulary and phrases over other topics like grammar. It’s fast-paced, includes a variety of things like games and quizzes, and it gives you some pretty decent mental training. The free version limits you to five minutes per day. You can subscribe to extend this deadline. The free version works for casual learners. However, those who really want to learn have to fork out a subscription or one-time cost to get it all.
Price: Free / $ 9.99 per month
Duolingo is one of the most popular language learning apps on Google Play. It supports a ton of languages, including Korean. Duolingo takes a simple approach to language learning. You slowly build a variety of words and vocabulary phrases. Over time, they connect and you learn Korean. It seems quite effective. Duolingo boasts that 34 hours of application are equivalent to one semester of university education. We doubt it, but it’s totally free so who are we to complain about. It may cost something someday. They’ve touched on pricing in the past.
Google Translate is probably the most powerful translation tool. It works with 103 languages online and 59 languages offline. You can translate between two languages. The app is especially useful for travelers. However, it has a live voice translation feature which is perfect for practicing. In addition, there is a camera function which translates things in real time. These are exceptionally great tools for travelers and learners, but especially for both. Google Translate is completely free. We also had a few readers who recommended Papago as a translation source specifically for Korean. It is also worth a try. Microsoft Translate is another good option in this space.
Price: Free / $ 11.99 per month / $ 29.99 per 3 months / $ 79.99 per year / $ 199.99 once
LingoDeer is one of the best Korean learning apps available. It mainly focuses on Asian languages, including Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese. It does the basics very well. You learn the alphabet and the basic experience of each language. The app also includes offline support, various types of exercises, over 2000 words and phrases, and a flashcard system. You get some decent features in the free version, but you have to use the subscription to get a lot.
Price: Free / $ 9 per month / $ 59.99 per year
Memrise is one of the most popular and powerful language learning apps. It supports dozens of languages including many Asian languages like Korean. It combines many philosophies in one application. This includes a social element with real people who speak the language you want to learn. Plus, it offers grammar and vocabulary lessons, quizzes, offline support, pronunciation guide (with audio) and much more. These features come at a price. However, Memrise is not for the casual learner. This combined with Duolingo, HelloTalk or Tandem is a very good combo.
Mondly: Learn Korean
Price: Free / $ 9.99 per month / $ 47.99 per year
Mondly is another popular and powerful language learning app with a ton of languages. Yes, this includes Korean. He rejects the traditional method of language learning. Instead, it dives straight in and teaches you conversational Korean. You learn the basic ideas and grow from there. It also offers audio pronunciations, quizzes, various lessons, phrase learning, verb conjugation, and other useful stuff. To be honest, we prefer Memrise over this one. However, if Memrise just isn’t your speed, Mondly could very well be. Like Memrise, it’s a bit pricey, however.
Another translation app similar to Google Translate is Naver Papago. It comes from Naver, the Korean version of Google search. So, it may be able to translate things into Korean with a little more attention to detail than even Google Translate on occasion. The app has a very clean and simple user interface as well as support for 13 languages. Some other features include offline translations, image translations, real-time voice translation, and it also works on websites and with handwriting. For people who are learning the language, the built-in dictionary is also very useful. The app is completely free and might be a better option than Google Translate for this particular use case.
Price: Free / $ 94.99 per year / $ 199.99 once
Rosetta Stone is a big name in language learning. The official app supports 24 languages, including Korean. It uses a proprietary teaching method. It focuses on repetition, conversational learning, and accent learning. Basically, you first learn to speak correctly, and by extension, you learn most of the different mechanics of the language. It is a proven method. Rosetta Stone isn’t exactly new, after all. It is still very expensive. You can pay every three months, every 12 months, or just once if you don’t mind spending $ 199.99.
Just learn Korean
Price: Free / Up to $ 6.99
Simply Learn Korean is a simpler type of learning app. It works better as a phrasebook and study aid than as a full Korean learning experience. It includes a phrasebook with 900 phrases and words. The app also includes quizzes, tests, flashcards and other exercises for faster learning. It is a great app for travelers and learners. However, we would definitely pair this with something like Duolingo for a more effective and efficient learning experience. This one is also inexpensive, at least compared to other Korean learning apps.
Tandem and HelloTalk
Price: Free / $ 6.99 per month / $ 34.99 per year
Tandem is a popular rival for HelloTalk. Both apps basically do the same thing. You associate with another person. You teach them your language and culture and vice versa. The app also includes audio and video calls, messages of various types (text, audio, image) and you can even choose which topics you want to talk about. Professional tutors are also available if you wish. It works as well as HelloTalk. Which one you like the most will be a matter of preference, most of the time. Speakly is also a decent free app that does pretty much the same thing. HelloTalk is a very similar social network for language learners that also supports Korean.