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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 →

What’s the romantic word?

In an age of lexical creativity that has given us “lit”, “salty” and “shook” to express states of being, have we come up with terms of endearment that better suit both a new generation of lovers and the complex context… Continue reading →

How to Talk Like a Belgian Gourmand

Known mainly for its chocolate and beers, Belgium is a surprisingly diverse country that embraces the beauty and singularity of its 3 official languages, Belgian French, Flemish and Belgian German. As anyone who has travelled this flat land will tell… Continue reading →

English around the world

In 2018, the places around the world that are still completely untouched by the English language are few and far between, and the influence of English only looks set to continue growing in the near future. But did you know… Continue reading →

15 Denglisch Words You Won’t Understand

The late 90s and early 2000s was a fairly important time for Germany. East and West were reunited after half a decade of militarised segregation, EU expansion left Germany in the centre, rather than on the edge of Europe, and… Continue reading →

How Chinese is helping me learn Japanese

During my last two years of school around ten years ago, I was lucky enough to be able to study Japanese and then in my final year, I picked up Chinese too. Both of these courses gave me a good… Continue reading →

11 Reasons Why Learning a Language Should be Your New Year’s Resolution for 2018

As we ring in 2018, it’s the perfect time to remind yourself of those language learning goals you forgot about in 2017. Learning a new language isn’t as scary as you might think. Put aside those bleak memories of high… Continue reading →

Why AI Translation Doesn’t Mean You Should Stop Learning Languages

One of the most groundbreaking moments of 2017 was undoubtedly in October, when Juston Payne, one of Google’s Product Managers, launched the Google Pixel Earbuds. To the audience’s amazement, he demonstrated how he and his Swedish colleague could hold a conversation… Continue reading →

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