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#balanceforbetter on International Women’s Day

On a day to day basis, to you balance might mean making sure that you have a token green salad alongside that cheeky takeaway. Or it might mean making sure you have some ‘you time’ by binge-watching Game of Thrones,… Continue reading →

The Creation of Decks and the Future of Memrise.

The Creation of Decks and the Future of Memrise UPDATE: Since publishing this announcement, we conducted further analysis on how community-created courses are learned in mobile. Upon careful consideration of this analysis, we have decided to develop a Decks app… Continue reading →

Nine proverbs about resilience from around the world

Today is International Mother Language Day. And if there’s one thing we love at Memrise, it’s language (and mothers, of course). If you haven’t heard of this very famous day before, don’t worry. The UN started recognising it in the… Continue reading →

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 →

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