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WaniKani is described as 'web application for learning Japanese kanji and vocabulary with the goal of teaching you around 1,700 kanji and 5,000 vocabulary words in about a one to two years. "What? That's impossible!" you scream' and is a language learning tool in the education & reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to WaniKani, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including iPhone, Android, iPad and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Duolingo, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to WaniKani are Memrise, Drops, Busuu and Toucan Language Learning.

WaniKani alternatives are mainly Language Learning Tools but may also be Flashcard Learning Tools or Translators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WaniKani.
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WaniKani is a web application for learning Japanese kanji and vocabulary with the goal of teaching you around 1,700 kanji...

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  1. Duolingo icon

    Duolingo

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    201 alternatives to Duolingo 

    Join over 300 million learners on Duolingo, the most popular way to learn languages! It’s free, fun and effective. The secret? Duolingo feels like a game and makes sure you stay motivated.

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    1.  GamificationDuolingo makes use of game-design elements such as point scoring, competition, achievements, etc.
    2.  CrowdsourcedDuolingo uses suggestions, information, etc., from a large group of people to improve the quality of the content.
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      Memrise

      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      226 alternatives to Memrise 

      Have fun while learning a foreign language with Memrise. The more you enjoy learning, the more (and quicker) your skills will develop. This is why entertainment mixed with real-life, relevant content is at the very core of the Memrise language learning experience.

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      1.  GamificationMemrise makes use of game-design elements such as point scoring, competition, achievements, etc.
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      Drops

      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      174 alternatives to Drops 

      Drops takes “boring” out of language learning: useful vocabulary is beamed into your memory via gorgeous minimalist illustrations and fast paced micro-games.

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      Busuu

      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      130 alternatives to Busuu 

      Learn Spanish, French, Italian, German, English, Chinese and 6 other languages. Language learning is simple, fun and effective with Busuu. You can even fit language learning into your daily schedule with the help of our study plan.

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      Toucan Language Learning

      • Online
      • Microsoft Edge
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      168 alternatives to Toucan Language Learning 

      Toucan will teach you Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese and French without ever opening a textbook.

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    • Lingvist icon

      Lingvist

      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      92 alternatives to Lingvist 

      Learn Spanish, French, German, Russian, and English with Lingvist – a hyper-efficient vocabulary builder that uses AI to improve your memory.

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      Because no japanese learning available

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    • Kanji Koohii icon

      Kanji Koohii

      • Online
      52 alternatives to Kanji Koohii 

      Study the Japanese characters with James Heisig's "Remembering the Kanji" method, and review with kanji flashcards.

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      Passport English

      76 alternatives to Passport English 

      Passport is the fun, fast and effective way to improve your English.

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      Lingualia

      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      155 alternatives to Lingualia 

      Lingualia is a new and revolutionary way to learn languages, it applies artificial intelligence to learn from you, your progress, your interests, your motivations or your available time. And with all this information it can adapt your learning to your unique needs.

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      LinGo Play

      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      174 alternatives to LinGo Play 

      Invite your friends and have fun as you learn languages online together. Participate in tournaments with other players around the world. You will discover thousands of new words and phrases. Complete your Lingo course and get your certificate!

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      1.  MultiplayerLinGo Play offers a game mode for more than one player.
      2.  Ad-freeLinGo Play doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
      3.  GamificationLinGo Play makes use of game-design elements such as point scoring, competition, achievements, etc.
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