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A very Memrise Christmas

It’s the festive season once again, and the Memrise office is suitably decked out. We’ve got Christmas trees on every floor, Secret Santas prowling the corridors, and threw an epic Christmas party to boot.  But we’re lucky to have people… Continue reading →

What Exactly is Singles’ Day?

Forget Valentine’s Day – how about a festival to celebrate singledom? Singles’ Day is celebrated in China on the 11th of November. As the name suggests, it’s an occasion for singletons to celebrate (or commiserate) their lot. Find out more,… Continue reading →

Speak Mexican Spanish like the locals

Mexico is the largest Spanish speaking country in the world! It’s no wonder that Mexican Spanish is one of the most popular varieties of Spanish to learn. One of the things that makes Mexican Spanish distinct from other types of… Continue reading →

Say goodbye to our mascot, Ziggy

You spoke, we listened. We want you to have a fun learning experience. One that’s as effective as possible and helps you discover new worlds and cultures. So when you said you didn’t like Ziggy, we had to take action…. Continue reading →

Made-in-Japan English!

The Japanese language has no hesitations when it comes to importing words from abroad, and why not? Foreign words add spice to our mother tongue! New layers of meaning and nuance can be instantly introduced to the local language when… Continue reading →

We asked you what your favourite English accents were

We asked you what your favourite English accents were     People from all over the world with over75 native tonguesvoted in our survey on 60+ accents and the results are in. Overall, accents from the British Isles* were most revered,… Continue reading →

Avoid These French False Friends!

While French and English languages famously share a large portion of their vocabulary with each other due to common history and close relations, a lot of the vocabulary that is common to both languages has lived different lives and followed… Continue reading →

A Peek into Gender Diversity at Memrise

International Women’s Day was first celebrated over 100 years ago shortly after the Suffragette movement took place. This year, the focus is on #PressForProgress where people are encouraged to progress the ‘gender parity mindset’ and bring communities together to become… Continue reading →

We’re joining the Future Fifty 6 programme from Tech City UK!

We’re very excited to announce that we’re joining Future Fifty in 2018. The Future Fifty programme from Tech City UK has chosen a new cohort of 26 late-stage companies and we can’t wait to work with them all. Future Fifty… Continue reading →

Be careful with these Japanese words!

Let’s explore the many possible ways you can put your foot in it and embarrass yourself by mis-saying Japanese words! Often getting something wrong is the best way to learn how to get it right: “Mistakes are the seeds for… Continue reading →

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