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Best vocabulary building apps

1.PowerVocab Word Game

Free download

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.



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    http://applimobile.com/
  • Age rating:

    Everyone

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  • Edward Sanchez

    by Edward Sanchez

    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 diff More

  • Eric Morgan

    by Eric Morgan

    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 More

2.Memrise

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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.
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    https://www.memrise.com/
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  • Norma Parra

    by Norma Parra

    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 foun More

  • Jordan Hoffman

    by Jordan Hoffman

    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.

3.Duolingo

with in-app purchases

With the Duolingo app, you can practice and improve your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills while playing games at the same time. Just answer questions and complete lessons to improve both your vocabulary and grammar skills.

  • Muhammad Bose

    by Muhammad Bose

    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 s More

  • Alice Montgomery

    by Alice Montgomery

    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!

4.busuu

with in-app purchases
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.
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  • Randy Jimenez

    by Randy Jimenez

    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 wor More

  • Tyler Gonzalez

    by Tyler Gonzalez

    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.

  • Cheshta Chavan

    by Cheshta Chavan

    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 hel More

5.issuu

Free download

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.

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    https://issuu.com/
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  •  Carlos Alberto Bautista

    by Carlos Alberto Bautista

    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 treasu More

  • by Gregory Franklin

    this is a great app and has a lot to read so if you are a reader you need to get this app.

  • Anthony Myers

    by Anthony Myers

    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 ma More

  • Jacob Perry

    by Jacob Perry

    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

6.wurdle

Paid: $1.99

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. 

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    http://wurdlegame.com
  • Age rating:

    4+

  • Category:

    Games,Entertainment,Puzzle,Word

  • Publisher:

    Lucky Star Software

  • Size:

    23.17 MB

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  • Jonathan Walsh

    by Jonathan Walsh

    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  More

  • by Virginia Jordan

    This is a fun and simple game that helps you build your vocabulary. It's very basic and easy to pick up and play.

7.Vocab Genius

with in-app purchases

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. 

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  • Age rating:

    4+

  • Category:

    Reference,Education

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    Bold Learning Solutions, Inc.

  • Size:

    25.61 MB

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  • Karen Riley

    by Karen Riley

    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 ne More

  • Sean Bradley

    by Sean Bradley

    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 introdu More

8.Vocab Builder

Free download
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. 




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    http://hempton.com
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    Unrated

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    Puzzle

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    Gordon L. Hempton

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  • Thomas Tran

    by Thomas Tran

    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  More

  • Judy Little

    by Judy Little

    This almost functions well. However there's just so many ads in this app. It becomes barely functional.

9.Vocabador

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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. 

  • Website:

    http://www.vocabador.com
  • Age rating:

    9+

  • Category:

    Games,Education,Educational,Word

  • Publisher:

    Vocabador LLC

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    22.54 MB

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  • Lori Estrada

    by Lori Estrada

    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 Vo More

  • Rodolfo Ayala

    by Rodolfo Ayala

    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 More

10.WordUp

Free download

WordUp Vocabulary is an educational app developed by Geeks Ltd. for iOS and Android devices. The vocabulary app provides lessons with three concepts namely Most Useful Words, Feel Every Word!, and Remember Forever.

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    I'm studying English for IELTS exam. I have downloaded some of those apps a couple months ago and try to use them. They were helpful. But among all

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11.EngVarta

Free download

EngVarta is an educational application that lets users connect with live English experts, who are readily available to help improve their communication skills and enrich their vocabulary. 

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    12.Galvanize Test Prep

    Free download

    Galvanize Test Prep is a learning app designed to keep users entertained through its unique way of testing. It turns vocabulary exercises into fun and exciting games. This app work for both Android and iOS devices.

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      This is a fun way to sharpen your vocabulary. In each section, you start by going through the vocab and if you already know the word, you can "test out" by answering a multiple choice question that shows you know the definition. This saves time, n

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    13.English Vocabulary Builder

    with in-app purchases

    English Vocabulary Builder helps English language learners to learn new words to improve and expand their vocabulary. It features over 6800 essential words including its audio pronunciation. This app is also functional in offline mode.

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      by Sam null

      There are myriads of apps on the Play store. However, I personally like this app since it easy to use, keeps track of my progress, backup the progress, various themes, mastered words list, and the best part is that I can control the amount of data

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    14.Vocapture English Dictionary

    Free download

    Vocapture English Dictionary is a free mobile application which will help its users to learn the English vocabulary in an easy and fastest way. This includes over 200,000 idioms and phrases, as well as English spelling help. 

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