Want to learn Greek but not sure where to start? You don’t have to enroll in classes or sign up for a language learning course – you can start learning Greek from the comfort of your own bed. Just download an app and get started!
There are a lot of language learning apps out there and I’ve done my best to narrow down the options for you. Most are suitable for everyone regardless of their existing knowledge of Greek, with plenty of options and courses for beginners and intermediate speakers. Without further ado, here are the best apps to learn Greek!
Before you learn how to say hello and ask for the WiFi password, you should learn the Greek alphabet first. It consists of 24 letters and I’m sure you’re already familiar with some of them – Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Kappa, etc.
The Greek Letters and Alphabet app is a great way to learn the Greek alphabet. You can see the entire alphabet in the app and when you think you’ve memorized it, you can quiz yourself and see how you’re doing. It’s one of those apps that makes learning fun and you can try it out for free on any Android device!
Price: $0.99 iOS/ Free on Android (with ads)
Duolingo is the most popular language-learning app on any platform and the good news is you can learn Greek through the app. The app is suitable for everyone regardless of their existing knowledge of Greek.
Also, the lessons in Duolingo are varied, and you can choose how you want to learn the language. Start with the basics, or get into foods and culture immediately – it’s entirely up to you. You’re also the one deciding how much you want to spend on the app each day – complete just one lesson or put in an hour learning Greek; the choice is entirely yours.
Duolingo is set up in a way to encourage you to complete a lesson or two every day. You get a streak and various bonuses for learning the language every day, plus they bore you with notifications so much it’s impossible to forget about the app.
Price: Free with ads; $6.99 monthly subscription
HelloTalk is a free app that lets you chat with native speakers of almost any language in the world. This is a great app for people who already know some Greek and want to work on their communication skills. The app is also suitable for people who are just starting to learn the language, they just need to select the Beginner level to start learning Greek.
You can send text messages to people, chat on video calls, as well as send and receive messages. You can also post your own content and get feedback, which is pretty cool. HelloTalk is basically just one big social media platform specifically designed for people who are trying to learn a new language or improve their existing knowledge.
Price: Free with ads, $6.99 per month
Nemo is the app you want to have installed on your phone if you’re traveling around Greece. It’s different from the other apps in that it doesn’t try to teach you the language through lessons. Instead, the app contains a list of the 100 most useful phrases in Greek, complete with native speaker audio.
You can also use the voice recorder to record yourself speaking and check how your pronunciation is progressing. It’s not the best app for learning Greek overall, but it’s certainly one of the most useful apps to have installed on your phone.
LingQ is a great app for learning Greek from scratch. It has thousands of hours’ worth of content, including everything from basic lessons to podcasts and audiobooks in Greek. All of the spoken content comes with transcriptions, so you can work on both your reading and listening skills at the same time.
A great thing about this app is that you can import pretty much any written content that exists and listen to it. This is perfect for people who prefer to learn a language by listening and it’s awesome for multitasking. You can learn Greek on your way to work, while you’re doing the dishes, or while you’re just lying in your bed and resting.
You can use the app for free, but you won’t get access to all of its features. If you want offline access, the ability to edit lessons, and even more functionalities, you’ll need to sign up for one of the two paid plans.
Price: Free version, subscription plans vary from $7.99 to $39.99 per month
Rosetta Stone app is one of the best language-learning apps that exist. The app is so great because it is highly customizable and the experience of learning a new language is entirely tailored to you.
It’s possible to choose what you want to focus on in the lessons, how long you want to learn Greek, and what skills you want to work on. You can download audio lessons and listen to them offline and you can even live chat with native speakers. Other excellent functionalities of the Rosetta Stone app include multi-device compatibility, an easily accessible phrasebook containing the most useful phrases in Greek, accent coaching, and more.
You can buy monthly subscriptions for a single language, or you can buy all the content in the app for $299. It’s a high price tag for sure, but you get lifetime access to all the languages within the app, so it’s definitely worth the money if you’d like to try and learn some other languages as well.
Price: $11.99 per month (3-month subscription is minimum); $299 for lifetime access and unlimited languages
Mondly is a great app for beginners. If you don’t know a single word of Greek, check out this app first to get you started. It doesn’t have traditional lessons; instead, the app is all about the vocabulary.
The way the app works is you get a word in English (or any language you choose) and four pictures with Greek words, and you need to match the word with the correct picture. You’ll start with the basics like coffee, tea, apple bread, etc., and from there you’ll move on to some more complicated words.
This is a good app for beginners because it makes it rather easy to remember new words. It’s also super easy to progress, since you just need to match a word you know with the picture you’re already familiar with, and you learn a Greek word in the process. The photos have great associations in your mind, making it even easier to remember new words.
Price: Free trial, $9.99 per month (one language), $89.99 for lifetime access (all languages)
Pimsleur is a language learning app that is designed around 30-minute audio lessons. You don’t get any textbooks, there aren’t any grammar lessons, or repetitive questions – the app is all about teaching through listening, which is great for multitaskers. You can learn Greek while you’re driving, cooking, doing dishes, or whatever!
The app also has flashcards and quick quizzes that let you test your knowledge. There’s even a function within the app that’s designed to help you perfect your accent and start speaking like a true native.
You can get a free lesson if you just create an account for the app, which is pretty cool. Try out the app and see if you like the way the lessons are designed before you spend any money on Pimsleur.
Price: 7 days free trial, $19.95 per month for Premium Subscription
Drops is an app that teaches language in “drops”, by offering quick and easy lessons every day. The point of the app is to learn a little each day, instead of spending hours on a new language, getting burned out, and giving up entirely.
One of the best things about this app is that it’s travel-oriented, meaning that there are lessons specifically designed for people who are just visiting Greece. You’ll get a list of the most useful words and phrases to learn, which isn’t something many other apps offer.
If your goal is to become fluent in Greek, this is not the right app for you. But if you just want to spend 15-20 minutes every day learning words and phrases for your vacation in Greece, definitely give Drops a go!
Price: Free version with limited content; $9.99 monthly subscription, $159 for lifetime access
Bravolol is the best free app you can download. It’s also one of the best apps to have on your phone when you’re traveling around foreign countries. The app has audio pronunciations from native speakers, which is great for both language learning and communicating with natives.
It also has a list of useful words and phrases, keyword search functionality, and it doesn’t require Internet access to work. That last feature is probably the best of all since it means you can use the app wherever and whenever. Not sure how to ask the bartender how much your favorite cocktail is? Just type the question in the app and let it speak for you!
It’s worth noting that you won’t become fluent in Greek with Bravolol and you won’t learn that much about grammar. But it’s free, convenient, and works anywhere!
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