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What are the best vocabulary building apps?

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    Udemy

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    Arthur Smith
    Written on January 28, 2017
    "I want to keep current with the skills needed in my workplace and also wanted to work on my soft skills to make better progress at work. I found Udemy very helpful. With a vast range of course available which are good on my pocket, I can invest my time at my convenience to progress in my career."
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      Memrise
      Memrise is a course site dedicated to help people learn languages and vocabulary quick and effectively. If offers an app for Android and iOS devices to allow you to follow the courses wherever you are.
      Apps

      Web, Android, iOS

      Varies by course

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      Norma Parra
      Written on November 7, 2017
      "Memrise has been a nice way to kill time on my phone. I like the feeling that I get from building my vocabulary as it makes me feel smart. I have found this app to work a lot..."
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      Norma Parra
      Written on November 7, 2017
      "Memrise has been a nice way to kill time on my phone. I like the feeling that I get from building my vocabulary as it makes me feel smart. I have found this app to work a lot better than traditional means of studying."
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      Jordan Hoffman
      Written on October 28, 2017
      "This app was amazing! It really helped me expand my vocabulary and not sound like an ignorant buffoon. I just sound smarter now after using it."
    2. 112
      Duolingo

      With Duolingo app you will practice your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills whilst playing a game. Just answer questions and complete lessons on the go and you'll improve your vocabulary and grammar skills.

      Apps

      Android, iOS, Web

      Free

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      Muhammad Bose
      Written on October 30, 2017
      "Since finding Duolingo, I've been having a really difficult time of putting my phone down. I've always loved learning new languages and Duolingo has such a wealth of languages..."
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      Muhammad Bose
      Written on October 30, 2017
      "Since finding Duolingo, I've been having a really difficult time of putting my phone down. I've always loved learning new languages and Duolingo has such a wealth of languages to choose from. Right now I'm trying to pick up my French since I haven't used it since high school and it's really fun to just play the games while learning the vocabulary words. They have so many languages that I'm trying to figure what else I want to learn. The interface is straightforward which really appeals to me and the fun pictures displayed for the vocabulary words to learn make this really aesthetically pleasing. There are probably other options out there but I find this to be the most addictive and effective in helping me learn those key vocabulary words. To me, Duolingo is probably the best vocabulary building app I've tried is my current go to app for practicing my speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills. I get to do all this while I'm playing the game, what more can I ask for!"
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      Alice Montgomery
      Written on November 14, 2017
      "This is a fun app and a great way to learn new languages! I've been doing this for a few weeks and I already feel like I have learned so much!"
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      PowerVocab Word Game

      This app will help you learn and master English with crosswords, spelling bees and word search, among many other games. While you are playing, you will learn vocabulary, and you will be able to challenge your friends to beat your score.



      Apps

      Android

      Free

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      Edward Sanchez
      Written on April 7, 2018
      "English can be one of the hardest languages to master but the PowerVocab Word Game game can definitely help with that. This app provides a lot of different games and exercises..."
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      Edward Sanchez
      Written on April 7, 2018
      "English can be one of the hardest languages to master but the PowerVocab Word Game game can definitely help with that. This app provides a lot of different games and exercises for people to complete which is sure to help improve their skills."
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      Eric Morgan
      Written on June 13, 2018
      "The app is well built and it works well for building vocabulary, but it doesn't update correctly. It often replays words from previous levels and even over time, the words rarely update. Overall, it's too limited for its purpose."
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      busuu
      Master the basic skills and phrases of the language you want to understand fast with a fully interactive course, anytime and anywhere. You will be helped by hundreds of native speakers.
      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Randy Jimenez
      Written on November 8, 2017
      "Busuu helped me learn a language. There's lots of languages to learn and it helped me to build my vocabulary in another language. I'm sure it will work in any language that..."
      RJ
      Randy Jimenez
      Written on November 8, 2017
      "Busuu helped me learn a language. There's lots of languages to learn and it helped me to build my vocabulary in another language. I'm sure it will work in any language that people speak, but for me it worked in what I was learning."
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      Cheshta Chavan
      Written on November 13, 2017
      "Nice app for learning pieces of a language quickly. I can't sit down for a full on course due to attention span and time issues, so this is really helpful."
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      Tyler Gonzalez
      Written on October 27, 2017
      "want to learn a new language, and want to learn it on the go. Busuu learning language app could be your choice for the next language lesson."
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      issuu

      With issuu you will have access to more than 20.000 magazines in more than 30 languages, as well as other written content. You can read the publications online or download them. Also, you can select a portion of a publication and share it in your social networks.

      Apps

      iOS, Android

      Free

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      Carlos Alberto Bautista
      Written on October 21, 2017
      "Are you a big magazine reader, like I am? issuu needs to be a part of your world, then. With over 20,000 magazines and other content, this is a treasure trove of information..."
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      Carlos Alberto Bautista
      Written on October 21, 2017
      "Are you a big magazine reader, like I am? issuu needs to be a part of your world, then. With over 20,000 magazines and other content, this is a treasure trove of information for anyone who wants to expand their horizons. I found it a few years ago and I've probably read thousands of articles and publications since. This site is completely invaluable!"
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      Anthony Myers
      Written on November 18, 2017
      "I use Issuu every night before going to bed. There's so many different magazines to choose from for viewing or download. I discovered so many great magazines that I never heard of using this app."
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      Jacob Perry
      Written on November 13, 2017
      "this is a great app and has a lot to read so if you are a reader you need to get this app for yourself"
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      Gregory Franklin
      Written on November 14, 2017
      "this is a great app and has a lot to read so if you are a reader you need to get this app."
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      Vocab Genius

      More than 800 challenging items are waiting for you in this app, where you will learn English with Brainscape, an algorithm that will provide flashcards in the best possible way to optimize its absorption. 

      Apps

      iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Karen Riley
      Written on October 25, 2017
      "First off, I really appreciate the honesty of this app. While I think games are of course useful during the learning process, sometimes you do just need to put in some effort..."
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      Karen Riley
      Written on October 25, 2017
      "First off, I really appreciate the honesty of this app. While I think games are of course useful during the learning process, sometimes you do just need to put in some effort if you want to learn something new, which this app acknowledges. I also how the flashcards also give you the root word. This allows for a deeper understanding of the word, and you can start to understand the logic of English a bit better."
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      Sean Bradley
      Written on November 17, 2017
      "As the school year has progressed I have been looking for ways to increase the vocabulary skills of my son. I figured one easy way would be to introduce him to an app to accomplish this for me. He has really taken a liking to Vocab Genius and has said it feels like a game to him."
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      wurdle

      wurdle is a word game app for iOS devices. You have to find words in a specific time. It's simple and funny game for job breaks or time-out. 

      Games

      iOS

      $1.99

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      Jonathan Walsh
      Written on November 16, 2017
      "Wurdle helped me think outside the box when trying to learn more words. Typically, that's a pretty boring process. But Wurdle "gamified" it such that I actually wanted to keep..."
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      Jonathan Walsh
      Written on November 16, 2017
      "Wurdle helped me think outside the box when trying to learn more words. Typically, that's a pretty boring process. But Wurdle "gamified" it such that I actually wanted to keep learning words."
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      Virginia Jordan
      Written on November 2, 2017
      "This is a fun and simple game that helps you build your vocabulary. It's very basic and easy to pick up and play."
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      Vocab Builder
      Learn English and build your vocabulary with Vocab Builder, the app that will quiz you about lots of English words that are used commonly on vocabulary tests. The app also features a dictionary. 




      Apps

      Android

      Free

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      Thomas Tran
      Written on October 20, 2017
      "This is a great way to improve your vocabulary and have fun at the same time. I really like that it can help you with vocabulary found in the GRE and SAT tests. It would be..."
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      Thomas Tran
      Written on October 20, 2017
      "This is a great way to improve your vocabulary and have fun at the same time. I really like that it can help you with vocabulary found in the GRE and SAT tests. It would be nice to hear the words spoken especially for non-native English speakers."
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      Judy Little
      Written on November 11, 2017
      "This almost functions well. However there's just so many ads in this app. It becomes barely functional."
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      Vocabador

      This vocabulary building features two different game modes: the learning one, where you will discover new word usage, and the vocab challenge, where you will test your prowess. 

      Apps

      iOS

      $1.99 - 0

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      Lori Estrada
      Written on November 8, 2017
      "Vocabulary has always been an issue that I try to improve. As the years go on I try to keep improving the way that I speak and write. I came across Vocabador some time ago and..."
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      Lori Estrada
      Written on November 8, 2017
      "Vocabulary has always been an issue that I try to improve. As the years go on I try to keep improving the way that I speak and write. I came across Vocabador some time ago and have noticed a significant increase in the words that come to mind as I speak on a regular basis. The growth has been nice."
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      Rodolfo Ayala
      Written on October 31, 2017
      "Vocabador has some great features to learn new words. It also does a great thing by using the word in a easy to understand sentence so you know how to use it correctly. Only downside is there isn't a ton of words to learn. It's still one of the best vocabulary building apps."

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    Summary

    Best vocabulary building apps
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Memrise Apps 151 Paid
    2 Duolingo Apps 112 Free
    3 PowerVocab Word Game Apps 109 Free
    4 busuu Apps 89 Free
    5 issuu Apps 66 Free
    6 Vocab Genius Apps 53 Free
    7 wurdle Games 37 Paid
    8 Vocab Builder Apps 29 Free
    9 Vocabador Apps 10 Paid
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