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Language learning app Lingua.ly has introduced a suite of new features for its iOS app, including the incorporation of open-source phrase translation platform Tatoeba and the ability to adjust difficulty settings to suit your skills.
The updated app now lets you select a feed to suit your learning ability and the Tatoeba feature surfaces more local, colloquial phrases for your chosen language and area as well.
Lingua.ly helps users learn languages by reading articles based on their interests, presented in a news feed to make the process seem more natural.
The algorithm behind Lingua.ly works by indexing numerous foreign newspapers and blogs and pairing them with dictionaries, flashcard tools and vocabulary games that aim to help you improve your language skills in a more intuitive way.
Lingua.ly currently supports 10 languages – English, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, French, Italian, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
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