Could be more learner friendly. 2/5
I really do like this app, let me just say that. However, it’s profoundly difficult to use if you are a beginner. The material escalates very quickly so be prepared for that. The app is also incredibly finicky. For example, in one of my French lessons, the app marked my answer wrong because I put dix neuf instead of dix-neuf (with a hyphen). Kind of ridiculous to nitpick something that minor in the beginner lesson. In a similar situation, other apps would mark something like that correct, but offer the advice that the word should have a hyphen. Other apps also explain why your answer was wrong, where this one just moves on without really addressing it.
Babbel should seriously consider something like this, as well as the ability to provide feedback in the app. For a paid service, it sure is disappointing. The main reason I stick with this is the focus on grammar, which I really find useful.
By celina dewandeler
It’s a good app but you have to pay for it so I deleted sry💁🏽♀️
First Timer 1/5
This is a good app but for this being my first time learning a new language I find it is difficult to grasp. Like for instance on one of the lessons an item hosted 18$ I believe and u as a beginner don't know how to say 18 in Spanish and really can't make out what it is because the voice is spoke like someone with gum in the mouth of who isn't opening the mouth completely. At this time for a person newly being introduced to a new language I wouldn't recommend this app
No Japanese 4/5
I came to this app because I wanted to learn Japanese but when I came on there was no Japanese I really wanted to learn it because every other app I tried for months but they never worked but I think it would be a great app if it had Japanese so I’m giving it four stars but thank you for helping other people learn Languages
By fj in CO in h
It does everything for you and it goes in a pattern
By cammy grammy
I’m trying to learn Spanish. I bought a 3 month subscription to Babel. Quite a few times I get to screens that I have no idea what they want me to do so I have to guess the first one to see what I need to do. It’s frustrating.
Delay of trip to Italy as a result of the Covid Virus. 5/5
It’s excellent, but I’ve been preoccupied with the Covid Virus pandemic. We were supposed to leave on our trip June 6th, tomorrow.😢
Fix plz 3/5
There’s no Japanese
Not working 1/5
Bought the app for 3 separate family members and it’s not working. Keeps prompting me to buy it again but then tells me I already have a subscription. I have sent multiple messages and no one will get back to me. Incredibly frustrated. Especially after spending $100.
They claim free courses. After one simple basic course, you are required to pay to learn past 10 words!
I’m not asking for the entire language, but would be nice to know I can find out how their product can be retained.
Options on languages 3/5
I wish that they had more options on what languages we can learn. Someone recommended me this app to learn and spoke highly of it, but I wish they could have added more to it.
By olly the oooF
PLEASE ADD MORE languages LIKE ARABIC and fix bugs! So I was at Morocco and they only speak Arabic and Berber and French but they don’t have those-I thought you can learn ANY languages not like only 5 to pick
It needs to add more languages 1/5
By Lazy_ Willow yt
I’m trying to learn Japanese but when I got the app I couldn’t even learn it, it’s bad
I saw your app on tv but people want to learn languages without payment. Duolingo you can learn and you don’t have to pay but you only pay if you want like special. But I only had I lesson and now have to pay. This app looks new and clean and looks like something I would use for everyday. I was trying to learn Italian. Might as well go back to duolingo.
Paying for what? 1/5
By janie <3
Hello! So, I found out about this app on tiktok which was just an ad, so I decided to sign up. It ask me my email, password, etc. and then it says for me to learn it I have to pay. At first I thought it was because I was signing on safari.. so I decided to download the app. It was going great! I was learning my language in lesson one.. but in the next morning they say for me to take the next lesson I have to pay. Like what? You guys do know that more kids would be using this app more right? Because they want to be able to talk to a friend or family member that speaks the language they were trying to learn. And some parent just won’t pay it. I think paying is really unnecessary. And really expensive. And I understand that some grownups would be using this app for work, etc. but as a 12yr old this is unnecessary. My idea maybe is to ask the person there age, if they are under 13 you ask them for there parent or guardian email.. and they would get the email... and so verify. Thank you! I would be deleting the app.
By ggfd Nd ghv
i am a begginer and this is getting so hard already
Inability to get to your current level 2/5
The app doesn’t give mobility to an intermediate/advanced learner looking to progress from there. You basically HAVE to start at the beginning. Quite annoying in my opinion
Babel spanish 1/5
I know zero Spanish but it would only start me with multiple words at a time or full sentences.
Hello...customer service? No? Duolingo it is, then. 1/5
I don’t normally write reviews at all, but there is no excuse for this:
I sent an email a week ago with a concern after purchasing a 3-month subscription and still have not heard back from someone with a solution.
At least a friendly, “Thank you for your patience. We are getting to the bottom of this,” would be nice to hear from someone other than an auto bot.
There are plenty of other language learning applications, which provide ample customer service, and the same, if not better, quality language learning like Duolingo, Drops and Memrise.
After this 3-month subscription is up, I’m out ✌️
wow. i have FASD so it's difficult to learn languages, and this really stood out!
the downside, is that it goes really fast, and it tells me that im pronouncing something wrong, when i am saying it right.
why we gotta pay 1/5
so i just got this app and i passed 1 level. when i tried to do the 2nd level, i had to pay for it. this is ridiculous. it makes no sense when i wanna try to learn spanish, i have to pay for it. this is sad ... goodbye 🙄.
Great experience 5/5
Easy lesson plan and format that fits into my busy day. I’m really excited with the progress!!!
War mal gut 1/5
Die App war lange Zeit echt super und ich habe sie gerne benutzt. Seit dem letzten Update ist es jedoch ein Graus. Schlechteres Interface, fehlende Übersetzungen, Spracherkennung funktioniert nicht mehr, miese Performance. Aber dafür mehr Smilies... Wer hat denn diese Verschlimmbesserung durchgewunken?
Jetzt auch noch mit Gender-sternchen Blödsinn. Verwandt*innen? Echt jetzt?
Bad review 1/5
This is false advertisement because it said it was free then you got to do the first lesson then you have to pay for a subscription
Really bad 1/5
I don’t like it at all it goes to fast it will teach to fat and it doesn’t start off with simple beachside I only know simple Spanish and this app is making it wayyyy harder than what it says on the ads and it’s easier to learn with the Spanish teacher at my school but since quarantine I can’t and I still want to learn Spanish and this app dose not help me at all and when I got on it I had night hopes but the ads let me down it was not what I expected at all and it’s really hard to learn Spanish that fast for me and I don’t really like how fast it teaches and doesn’t let you replay what you learn just invade so I think I’m going to try another app so I can learn faster and better because that what I really need!
Waste of Time 2/5
I was really hoping this was better than Duolingo, but I was wrong. Just to even progress in the lessons, you have to pay for it. Your ads were very misleading, you said they were free but they aren’t really. I tried going on lesson 2 for Spanish and they kept telling me I had to subscribe to it. If you’re gonna sell something, at least be honest about what you’re selling 🙄😒😡
It’s goood but... 4/5
By cat lover120
I can’t PAY to get lessons!!!! i like it,but I just can’t pay.
To babbel 1/5
I would like the app a lot more if you could learn Korean in it.
I am surprised at how quickly I am picking up on this new language. I can easily listen and understand many words and phrases after just a couple of weeks. I love the listening and matching but the portion where I have to spell is very tedious for me
So I just got this app and it’s telling me oops! I can’t completely anymore lessons and I just got it!! I’ve tried reloading and resetting and it would work! I’m not going to let it charge me another 10$ I mean can someone fix this for me or should I just delete now?
Oportunidad de mejorar del app Babbel 4/5
Hola pienso que le hace falta una parte de juegos, una sección de diablos solo dialogados una sección de solo hablar y sobre todo falta los verbos regulares y irregulares, cómo mejora también le falta colocar libros que uno pueda leer y escuchar a la ves.
Babbel *Russian 5/5
Extremely interactive. Feeling more confident speaking Russian and it’s been less than a week
El dinero 3/5
Es una muy buena aplicacion exelente yo aprendi mucho y solo tengo 2 dias pero no me gusta que hay que pagar solo debieran cobrar la 3ra leccion por que nosotros no tenemos los recursos suficientes
Waiting for developer response.... I know you have read this. Obviously the app is not free, I downloaded it wanting to learn German. I signed up for the year subscription and it said that it would be 7 something a month and then showed the overall price for the whole year. They charged me the 90 something for the whole year even though it clearly stated 7 a month. The price is very manipulative and devious of the company. I have not touched the app since it charged me the whole year and I have been trying to get a hold of the company. They don’t have a phone number which is frustrating.
I do not recommend. It makes you pay for almost all lessons and the ones I didn’t pay for weren’t too great :/
Please let me know 1/5
By livy Jo Jo
I like the concept of this app and it seems good, but it keeps asking me to subscribe and I can’t because I am a 11 year old trying to learn Spanish so I can speak it with my cousin, and I can only do one lesson for free and it said it was for free. The one lesson that I did was great and I loved it and I would really like to do some more because I recently had Duolingo and it didn’t work with me much it didn’t seem like I could talk with my cousin. If there is a way to use babble for free please let me know I would love to keep using it but if it is not for free I am afraid I cannot get it because we need it for other things. I gave this a five star rating because I really do love this app it is just I cannot pay. Plz let me know about something for free. Thank you. 🙏 update,I hate this app and I am moving to Duolingo because they lied 😡🤬
Not language I wanted 1/5
By bananas are blue
I am trying to learn Japanese, and I heard about this app, so I tried it. Once I downloaded the app it gave me the option ok of what language I wanted to learn but I disintegrated see Japanese sooooooo...
My only problem 5/5
Put more languages like japenese and korean but everything else is awsome great app
Could be better 3/5
After taking two lessons I can say that I like the method used to teach this introduction to Spanish. However there is very little instruction as to how to actually proceed when going through some of the lessons. Mistakes I’m making actually have to do with trying to figure out what the app wants me to do rather than not understanding the material being taught. Hopefully that will lessen as I continue but I’d advise adding a sentence or two of guidance or including an animated illustration of how to proceed for some of these lessons.
I don’t like this teaching approach. There is no opportunity for the translator to repeat words and sentences in Norwegian. I need to hear something several times before I get it. Not enjoying these lessons thus far.
I’m learning Swedish wow
Love it 5/5
By penguin farts
Have a Babbel and I love it soooooooooooooooooooooo much
Don’t have access 1/5
I recently just signed up for this app. Paid for the full subscription and nothing. I did 1 3 minute lesson , emailed the company and now I am waiting for something to happen so that I can start my training.
Such a good app 5/5
By why is this app a thing
This is the best
Microphone recognition is spotty at best 2/5
I have to frequently repeat lessons simply because the microphone doesn’t understand what I’m saying. I have spoken Spanish half my life and am frequently told by native speakers that I have no accent and they think I was born in Latin America. Your speech recognition needs work people!
Quisiera que la app fuera gratis ☹️☹️ pero igual me encanta si servicio 5/5
By gdhdjdvs dyshcjrhsjsyebdu
Hate it 1/5
Tells you it's free then charges you 80 dollars a month like really?